Tire Defects

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

NHTSA Investigates Goodyear This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began an investigation of 40,000 tires that were manufactured by Goodyear from 1996 to 2003 after a court ordered Goodyear to release data from previous lawsuits filed against them, which were sealed under court orders and confidential settlement agreements. [1] Goodyear self-reported nine claims to the NHTSA involving one death and 13 injuries. Some of the claims allege that the G159 tires were not designed for extended highway... Read More

On behalf of the seriously injured driver and the survivors of two children who were killed in an Arizona crash, The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against several Sumitomo Tire entities. These members of a Nevada family were traveling in their Toyota Camry when the tread on the car’s right rear tire separated from the carcass. The sudden tire failure caused the car to collide with a tractor-trailer traveling on the same roadway. The tire that failed was... Read More

The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Continental Tire and Ford 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 family members were traveling in a 2003 Ford Expedition when the tread of its left rear tire peeled off. The Expedition was sent out of control by the sudden tire failure and rolled over, coming to rest on... Read More

On behalf of four injured members of a Dallas family and the survivors of a toddler who was killed in a rollover crash, The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Continental Tire and Ford. The family was traveling in a 2003 Ford Expedition when the tread on its right rear tire separated from the carcass. The sudden tire failure sent the SUV out of control, and it rolled over. The tire was a ContiTrac SUV tire which Rob... Read More

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