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The Ammons Law Firm Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Bridgestone Americas Following a Commercial Trucking Incident

Cook County, Illinois – The Ammons Law Firm, representing the family of a deceased commercial truck driver, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois, against CONQUEROR TRANS, LLC, and BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC (BATO), citing strict liability, and negligence as the basis of the lawsuit.

The case involves a defective 18-wheeler steer tire designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold by BATO, specifically the R283 model. This tire, due to its deficient G439W innerliner compound and too-thin innerliner, is alleged to have been inherently defective, leading to tread separation during operation. This failure caused the vehicle to lose control, resulting in a fatal crash. The lawsuit seeks damages for the deceased’s estate and surviving family members who have suffered significant loss and pecuniary damage.

The Ammons Law Firm alleges that BATO failed to address known defects in the tire’s design and composition, despite being aware of the steer tire’s crucial role in commercial trucking safety and multiple incidents indicating a pattern of failures. Furthermore, CONQUEROR TRANS, LLC is accused of negligence for failing to maintain and inspect the 18-wheeler, contributing to the accident. The lawsuit claims that the actions, or lack thereof, of both defendants were a direct cause of the trucker’s death and the plaintiffs’ subsequent damages.

The purpose of personal injury lawsuits is to hold parties accountable for their wrongdoing and to compensate victims and their families for their losses and suffering. These legal actions play a crucial role in enforcing safety standards and preventing future incidents by highlighting the consequences of negligence and disregard for product safety.

The Ammons Law Firm is committed to seeking the justice the plaintiff deserves. The firm encourages individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence of others to contact them immediately for a free case review. Operating under a contingency contract, the Ammons Law Firm ensures that payment comes from the recovery, requiring no upfront costs to seek justice under the law.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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