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Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against Hankook Tire After Fatal Truck Crash Caused by Tire Failure

The lawsuit is on behalf of the estate of the decedent and his parents, as well as his widow, following a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer that experienced a sudden tire failure. The accident took place while the decedent was driving east in Hill County, Texas. The decedent was driving within the speed limit and in the proper lane when the front right tire’s tread peeled off, causing him to veer off the highway and roll onto the driver’s side, which crushed and killed him.

The plaintiffs allege that defendant Hankook Tires negligently designed, manufactured and sold the tire, which was susceptible to tread-belt separation. Due to this, the tire was defective and unreasonably dangerous, allegedly making Hankook Tires liable for the accident.

The decedent went to Lone Star Tire to patch the defective tire two months before the crash. The plaintiff alleges the patch was over-buffed and improperly attached to the tire, which proximately caused the accident. This breached the standard of care that should be given, making Lone Star Tire negligent as well.

The Ammons Law Firm alleges this fatality was caused by the defendants’ blatant disregard for safety and precaution. The plaintiffs are requesting a trial by jury and seek wrongful death, personal injury and survival damages.

The Ammons Law Firm is committed to obtaining the justice the plaintiffs deserve. The firm operates under a contingency contract, meaning payment for the services provided are deducted from the settlement, therefore no upfront payment is required. This ensures that everyone is able to seek the justice they deserve when wrongfully harmed. The Ammons Law Firm encourages those afflicted by harm to contact them immediately for a free case review.

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