The designers and manufacturers of automobile tires have a responsibility to produce reasonably safe products. Unfortunately, defective auto tires are incredibly common, affecting millions of vehicles and motorists on America’s highways and roads. When tire manufacturers prioritize their own profits over public safety, innocent individuals are needlessly injured and killed. At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we believe the negligent parties should be held accountable.
Tire defect litigation is a niche practice area; it takes a highly skilled and knowledgeable legal team to effectively pursue a case. At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, our Houston tire defect attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience and focus a large portion of their practice on this area of law. We have a proven track record of success—including over $1 billion recovered for our clients. We know how to prove liability in defective tire cases and seek the maximum compensation our clients are owed.
Learn more about how our firm can help you with your case; contact us online or call (866) 808-0960.
Proving Tire Defects
Proving that a faulty tire led to a collision is challenging. In the wake of an accident, it is not always immediately obvious that a defective tire was the cause. However, our attorneys know what to look for in order to identify the signs of a defective tire. We often work with various industry experts to investigate the scene of the accident, gather evidentiary documentation, and build a solid case that supports our clients’ claims. We have actual institutional knowledge on how to pursue—and win—tire defect claims.
Tire Defect $33 Million
A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.
Tire Detread & Rollover $15 Million
Ammons obtained a settlement for the family he represented when their father was killed in a head on vehicular collision.
Tire Detread & Rollover $12 Million
The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for their client who was fatally injured when the vehicle she was traveling in had a tread separation from a rear tire.
Tire Detread & Rollover 10.2 Million
April Strahan, of Ammons Law Firm, represented a client who sustained life-threatening injuries after a vehicle accident.
Tire Detread & Rollover $10 Million
The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for family members of teenagers that sustained injuries due to a rollover incident.
Tire Detread & Rollover $10 Million
Ammons represented a mother and her three-year son who sustained horrific burns due to a home explosion.
Tire Detread & Rollover $9.3 Million
Ammons obtained a settlement for passengers that sustained fatal injuries in a vehicle accident due to the separation of tread on the left rear tire.
Tire Defect $7.6 Million
The Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by another vehicle.
Tire Defect $5.9 Million
Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained injuries due to an accident caused by tread separation.
Tire Defect $5.4 Million
Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained catastrophic injuries after the left rear tire suffered a separation failure.
Our Houston tire defect attorneys have extensive experience and a record of success in pursuing numerous types of defective tire cases.
We routinely handle claims involving:
- Manufacturer lawsuits
- Michelin tire defects
- Improper tire service
- Tire blowouts
- Truck tire failure
- Tire recalls
- Tread separation
We have taken on major tire manufacturers, including BF Goodrich, Firestone, Goodyear, Cooper Tires, and many others—our attorneys are not afraid to go up against national and global brands in their efforts to obtain rightful compensation for their clients.
If you were involved in an auto accident and you believe a defective tire may be to blame, or if you simply purchased defective tires and need to take immediate action, The Ammons Law Firm LLP can help. Our attorneys are prepared to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We strongly encourage you to refrain from speaking directly to the tire manufacturer or attempting to settle your claim on your own; instead, trust your case to an experienced product liability lawyer who has the skill and resources to navigate the legal process on your behalf. There are no fees when you work with us until we recover compensation in your case.
Put a powerful and well-respected team on your side. Call The Ammons Law Firm LLP at (866) 808-0960 to schedule a no-cost consultation today.
How do I know if my tire has been recalled?
If you own a tire that has been recalled, you may be contacted by the manufacturer to inform you of the recall and what steps they will take to rectify the problem. However, you can also check to see if your tire has been recalled by contacting the manufacturer yourself and speaking to a customer service representative with the company. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also provides a list of tire recalls and tire safety information, or you can look up your tire on the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association’s website. You will need to know the Tire Identification Number (TIN).
What should I do if I think my tire is defective?
If you believe you have a defective tire, you can report it to the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can also file a Vehicle Complaint Form at safercar.gov. To do so, you will need to know the Tire Identification Number (TIN), as well as the size, brand, and make of the tire.
How can I tell if a defective tire led to my auto accident?
Proving that a defective tire caused an auto accident is rarely easy. However, there are certain signs that indicate a tire defect is what led to a collision. Our attorneys conduct exhaustive investigations to determine if and how a defective tire or auto part caused an accident that left you injured. We examine whether the tire was recalled or if it blew out prior to the accident. We also look for signs of tread separation, prematurely worn tires, or improper tire maintenance. Subtler signs—such as swerving, loss of vehicle control, hydroplaning, and skidding—may also indicate a tire defect.