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Tire Tread Separation and Defective Tires

A tire tread separation is one of the most frightening experiences a driver will ever face. It is also one of the most dangerous. The outcome of a tire tread separation typically results in blowouts, loss of control, and vehicle rollovers.  Tread separations can be caused by a number of different defects in a tire, including manufacturing defects and design defects.  For example, a problem commonly associated with steel-belted radial tires is the manufacturing difficulty that is inherent in getting steel to adhere to rubber. Drivers and their passengers almost always incur serious injuries or death when a defective tire is involved.

Tire tread separation can result from both the design of a tire and from manufacturing defects, some of which are preventable. Talk to us if you have been injured in an accident caused by tire tread separation or defective tires. We have successfully helped many accident victims and have a deep understanding of the issues involved, as well as access to engineering experts able to determine the cause. We will fight tenaciously to see you get the compensation to which you are entitled.


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