Tire Tread Separation

California Tire Tread Separation Attorney

Tread Separation: A Deadly Tire Defect

Even well-made tires wear out over time. All tires can fail due to road hazards and punctures. But the tread should not separate from the body of the tire. Tread separation due to design and manufacturing defects can cause tires to fail catastrophically long before the tread is worn out.

The tire defect attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, have prevailed in defective tire litigation against major tire makers, including Goodyear, Cooper Tire Company, Bridgestone, Firestone and more.

Tire tread separation can be caused by a number of manufacturing or design conditions that result in lack of adhesion between the steel belts such as contaminants, inadequate curing, improper belt wiping or placement and lack of known safety components such as nylon cap flies or belt edge wedges. Poorly designed tires can experience premature failure due to fatigue or stress-cracking in the rubber, which can accelerate tread separation.

How Tread Separation Causes Accidents

Tire tread separation can begin slowly, but ends catastrophically, often causing rollover accidents. As the tread begins to come off the tire, it creates drag, pulling the vehicle in the direction of the damaged tire. Faced with an emergency, drivers react by steering in the opposite direction to keep the vehicle going straight.

When the tread finally separates from the tire, the drag quickly disappears and the driver counter-steers again. It is at this point that the vehicle may unexpectedly start to slide out and begin to yaw. This can lead to a rollover. Tests have shown that even professional drivers are unable to keep vehicles on the road under these conditions.

If you have been injured in an accident involving belt separation or a recalled tire, please
contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. Our product liability lawyers represent clients in Los Angeles, Southern California, California and the nation.

Click Here for a Free Case Evaluation
Why Hire GB&W?
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Results

We’ve obtained more million dollar verdicts and settlement than any other firm in California Even one as high as $3.3 billion. These speak for themselves & show our commitment.

Learn More
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Reputation

We are credible, respected, and taken seriously by the opposition. We have been named by Best Lawyers “#1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California.”

Learn More
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Resources

We invest in our clients. This means full-time investigators on staff. Our own evidence warehouse to store and preserve evidence.

Learn More

Results


$4.9 Billion Defective Products
$3.4 Million Mass Transit Accident
$3.3 Billion Tobacco industry case
$78 Million Industrial Injuries
$73 Million Auto Defect
$58 Million Defective Products
$55 Million Business Litigation
$45.6 Million Legal Malpractice
$33 Million Civil Rights
$32.5 Million Personal Injury
$32.5 Million Auto Accident
$36.1 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$32.5 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$25.9 Million Auto Defect
$25 Million Construction Injury
$22 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$21 Million Burn Injuries
$20.7 Million Sexual assault of college student
$17.9 Million Tire Defects
$17.8 Million Burn Injuries
$16.1 Million Construction Injury
$16 Million Vehicle Accidents
$14.4 Million Personal Injury
$13.8 Million Head Injury
$12 Million Business Law
$12 Million Wrongful Death
$11.3 Million Business Litigation
$10.4 Million Business Litigation
$10 Million Child Injuries
$10 Million Child Injuries
More Million Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Than Any Other Firm in California See more Results

About Our Firm


Susan Santoro "I really believed that God put certain people in my life after Tom was killed, Christine is one of them."
Stella Tommasi "Mark, Thank you so much for all your advice and support, the dedication and efforts that you put into our cases and for really caring."
Leslie McLaughlin "Their [Taylor's] efforts have changed my life for the better. Two years later I am honored to call them friends and to still be in touch."
Laura Kieffer "They [Ivan] were dedicated to my case and willing to go to trial if necessary. Their experience, confidence, and expertise helped me through one of the most stressful times in my life."

Take Action & Contact Us Today

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. Where Success Is a Tradition®. Let's work together to continue that tradition.

*Submit and get your free case review