In past decades and recent years, massive tire recalls and highly publicized tragedies have heightened public awareness of the potential design flaws and manufacturing errors associated with certain tire companies. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, our product liability lawyers have been consistently recognized for their work in cases involving motor vehicle accidents caused by tire tread separation. Our firm has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, USA Today, and The New York Times for our work in the fields of defective tires and tread separation. We have attorneys licensed across the U.S. and often work with other lawyers and firms across the country on these types of complex cases.
From companies that allow foreign objects, such as metal cans and bones to contaminate tires during the manufacturing process to employees allowing defective tires to pass through quality control inspections in order to meet quotas for production bonuses, our firm is committed to holding responsible parties accountable. It is the goal of this firm to put an end to the profits-over-safety mentality of many tire manufacturers.
UNDERSTANDING TREAD SEPARATION
There are actually two ways in which tread separation occurs. The first, more accurately described as belt separation, occurs when the two belts in a typical car or passenger truck tire become separated over time. The second instance occurs when separation extends beyond the belts, causing the tread to delaminate off the belt package. Both instances typically result in the tire coming apart, which can lead to serious automobile and truck accidents.
There are many underlying causes for tire tread separation, including:
- Incorrect flat tire repair
- Careless driving
- Excessive tire wear
- Manufacturing defects
WE STAND UP TO MAJOR TIRE MANUFACTURERS
When tire manufacturers prioritize profits over consumer safety, the effects can be devastating. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, we are committed to helping our clients fight for their rights and the fair compensation they are owed. Our product liability lawyers have been helping injured victims for more than 130 years, pursuing litigation in numerous states against major tire manufacturers like Bridgestone, Goodyear, Firestone, Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, General Tire, and Kelly Springfield. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a defective tire, turn to Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton for compassionate legal guidance and aggressive advocacy.