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The Ammons Law Firm Successfully Settles Lawsuit Against Bridgestone After Tire Failure Accident in Arizona

Houston, Texas – The Ammons Law Firm, renowned for its commitment to justice and advocacy for victims of personal injury, is pleased to announce the successful resolution of a lawsuit against Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO). The case, which involved a tragic incident resulting in the loss of life, has reached a confidential settlement. The identities of the plaintiffs, as well as the details regarding the settlement amount, remain confidential.

The lawsuit stemmed from an unfortunate accident that occurred on Interstate 10 in Cochise County, Arizona. The deceased victim was driving a 2013 Kenworth Construct T600 18-wheeler when the vehicle experienced a sudden tire tread separation, causing it to veer off the road and crash onto the frontage road below. Tragically, the driver lost his life as a result of the accident, with the vehicle being consumed by fire.

Investigations into the incident revealed that the tire that failed was a Firestone FS591. The firm alleged that the tire’s design defects, particularly involving the innerliner, led to the catastrophic failure, ultimately resulting in the loss of control and subsequent crash. The firm further alleged that compelling evidence demonstrated that BATO failed to exercise the ordinary level of care in designing and manufacturing the failed tire, including numerous lapses in quality control, material selection, and safety testing.

Additionally, the plaintiffs claimed that BATO neglected to heed previous warnings and notices of serious injuries and deaths related to similar tires. Evidence revealed the implementation of a cost-cutting campaign that compromised the tire’s safety standards and resulted in the use of substandard materials during manufacturing. These negligent actions by BATO increased the risk of tire failure and contributed to the tragedy that unfolded.

Throughout the litigation process, The Ammons Law Firm vigorously fought for justice on behalf of the plaintiffs, seeking accountability and fair compensation for the immeasurable loss suffered by the decedent’s surviving family. While the terms of the settlement remain confidential, the successful resolution of the lawsuit signifies a significant milestone in holding Bridgestone accountable for their actions.

“We are grateful to have been entrusted with this case and proud of the outcome we achieved on behalf of our clients. Our firm remains committed to advocating for those who have suffered harm due to the negligence of others,” stated Rob Ammons, lead attorney at The Ammons Law Firm.

The Ammons Law Firm is recognized nationally for its expertise in personal injury litigation. With a steadfast dedication to seeking justice and delivering favorable outcomes, the firm continues to provide exceptional legal representation to clients across the country.

About The Ammons Law Firm:

The Ammons Law Firm is a leading personal injury law firm with a proven track record of successfully representing clients in complex litigation cases. With decades of experience, the firm’s dedicated team of attorneys is committed to providing unwavering advocacy and securing maximum compensation for their clients. The Ammons Law Firm focuses on a wide range of personal injury cases, including defective products, vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, and wrongful death.

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    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

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    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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