Tire Defects

Tire Placement Case

A $1,000,000.00 settlement was successfully negotiated in the wrongful death and negligence lawsuits brought by Texas attorneys Rob Ammons and Justin Burrow against an auto repair shop. The litigation stemmed from a crash in which a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT suffered a tread separation of its right rear tire, causing the vehicle to enter the median and rollover. The repair shop serviced the Explorer prior to the rollover crash and installed two new tires on the front axle of the... Read More

Resolution has been reached in a lawsuit filed by The Ammons Law Firm against Michelin on behalf of a young girl who lost her father in a tragic collision. The crash was triggered by the tread separation of a Michelin LTX M/S2 tire that resulted in a driver’s loss of control of his F350, causing the driver to cross the interstate’s center line and collide head on with the man’s 4Runner. Allegations in the lawsuit focused on the tire’s defective... Read More

October 23, 2019: Corpus Christi, Texas, attorney John Gsanger and his Michigan co-counsel Craig Hilborn, Kevin Riddle, and Barry Conybeare obtained a $16,115,048 jury verdict on behalf of Harry Patel against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The jury found Goodyear negligent, in breach of warranty, and also found Harry Patel was innocent of any negligence on his part. The defective tire was a Pathfinder All Terrain tire sold by Discount Tire and made by Goodyear at its Fayetteville, North Carolina,... Read More

Michelin has agreed to compensate the survivors of two women killed in a crash triggered by a partial tire tread separation of a Michelin LTX A/T tire. Additionally, the driver and two passengers who were injured in the crash will also receive monetary compensation from the tire maker. The family members were traveling in a 1997 Chevrolet pick-up truck along a highway when the tread peeled off the truck’s right rear tire. Following the partial tread separation, the vehicle pulled... Read More

Tire Defect Fatal Crash

Resolution has been reached in a lawsuit filed by The Ammons Law Firm against Continental Tire on behalf of a Texas woman and her three daughters who were injured in a tragic rollover crash that also resulted in the death of the woman’s mother. The victims will receive monetary compensation. The family members were traveling in a 2003 Ford Expedition when the tread on its left rear tire peeled off, sending the Expedition out of control and causing it to... Read More

Tire defect Ammons

A New Mexico crash caused eight deaths and multiple injuries when a defective tire failed. The Ammons Law Firm, LLP has joined forces with attorneys in the New Mexico office of Durham, Pittard & Spalding, LLP to seek justice for three people harmed when a defective tire caused a fatal New Mexico bus accident. Attorney Rob Ammons is the author of Tire Defect Litigation, a cornerstone manual for attorneys handling defective tire claims. The lawsuit is the first case resulting... Read More

Rob Ammons has filed suit against Ford and Cooper Tire.   In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the tread of a Cooper Discoverer HTP tire peeled away from the carcass because the tire was defectively designed, manufactured and marketed. According to Ammons, the failed tire displays inadequate bonding of internal components and a cracked inner liner. Ammons also claims the skim stock from which the tire was built was not robust enough to make it durable and resistant to premature... Read More

Unsafe Used Tires Laws

POSTED ON January 29, 2018

State Legislatures Called to Action The tire manufacturing industry in Indiana generates $3.5 billion in economic output and supports more than 18,000 Indiana jobs including nearly 2,000 in manufacturing, according to a 2017 U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) economic impact study.[i] Last week, Indiana’s House of Representatives passed an important consumer protection and motorist safety legislation that prohibits tire and automotive service businesses from installing unsafe used tires on vehicles. The measure’s chief supporter, USTMA, praised the vote. HB 1774 defines... Read More



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