Tire failures resulting from detread or a blowout can cause a vehicle to become uncontrollable. This can happen to cars or tractor trailers. It happens everyday and is extremely dangerous.


Recent highly publicized cases related to the failure of Firestone tires on Ford Explorers drew national attention to the issue of tread separation. However, Firestone is not the only manufacturer to produce tires with tread separation problems. In fact, most other manufacturers have had similar problems including Continental, Goodyear, Cooper, Uniroyal-Goodrich and others.

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Passenger and light truck tire tread separations are an unfortunate by-product of steel-belted radial tire technology.


Due to the difficulty in obtaining adhesion of steel to rubber there is a potential for tread separation of all steel-belted radial tires. This is true especially at high speeds in hot weather. Industry records verify that tread belt separations are the most common mode of failure of steel belted radial tires. Separations result from both design and manufacturing defects.


Recent examples of this have included the Firestone ATX and Wilderness tires on Ford Explorers, Continental General tires on Lincoln Navigators, the Firestone Steeltex tires on Excursions, and the Goodyear Load Range E tires on 15-passenger vans


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Tire Failure

A Defective Tire May Be The Cause of a Single-Vehicle Accident


Tire failures resulting from detread or a blowout can cause a vehicle to become uncontrollable, often with tragic results. When a Car is affected by tire failure, it may leave the roadway, roll over, or cross into other lanes of traffic causing serious injury or even death.


Annually, more than 11,000 injuries and 400 deaths are linked to tire failure.


If you have suffered serious personal injury, or  lost a loved one, as a result of a defective tire, we want to talk to you. Call Us at 205-206-6300.


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