Los Angeles Tread Separation Attorneys


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Tire tread recalls are not the only thing we have to worry about. Here is an example of testing the tread depth.

Los Angeles, California, is one of the few states where residents spend a significant part of every day in their vehicles on the road. Most of us believe that as long as there are good tires on their car, they should be safe.

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The truth is that tires are not always dependable; there have been incidents in the past with defects in some of the major tire manufacturer’s tires. These tire defects can cause severe injury or death to the driver and any passengers in the vehicle.

Ehline Law Firm takes on these types of product claims as part of our practice. And we have an extensive track record for recovering millions upon millions of dollars for severe personal injuries. And we have done so for disabled individuals in and out of the State of California for over 15 years.

Part of our mission is to provide excellent service. So we return telephone calls and e-mails in a timely fashion. And we keep our clients fully informed. Call us now at (213) 596-9642 to learn more. Or continue reading about these tragic cases. And then you can see if you think we are the right law firm for you.

Are Tire Recalls Usually Too Late To Stop Deaths And Injuries?

As crazy as it sounds, even though a badly made vehicle can kill you, a recall usually won't stop that from happening. In particular, tire recalls by companies like Firestone issued a recall in 2000, Dunlop and Uniroyal have also issued recalls.

But normally these recalls are not issued until after there have been injuries and deaths.

Defective tires can be the cause of catastrophic injuries and deaths due to the flaw, and these can result in:

  • Tire construction, tire manufacturing defects, design defects, tread separation, de-treading, tire-shredding, or adhesion failure.
  • Tire Separation: Tire separation occurs due to builder defects that cause the tread to separate from the tire at highway speeds. This higher speed can cause the tire to blowout. Also, it can cause vehicles like SUVs to roll over. And this can cause serious injuries or fatalities. Tire tread separation has been the cause of many recalls. And the Firestone tire recall totaled 14.4 million. That is a lot of bad tires! Any one of them could mean the death of hundreds in a car accident.
  • Aged Tires: Aged tires can be defective. Because tires like other things have a limited life, they need to be checked. This means a tire that has never been used but is five years old can be defective. You see, after a certain amount of time, the rubber chemically changes. Drivers having new tires put on their vehicles have no idea how long the tires sat in the tire retail shop.

    Old tires can slide out and cause the driver to lose control. Examples of why to include a tire blowout; both cause serious injuries or death. Traction is a major problem with aged tires.

ALERT: Tread Separation Cases.

Front end tire blowout injuries.

Alarmed by tire tread separations, the National Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, recalled several tire brands. Some of these tires reportedly had a defect in which the gum strip was never installed. This piece combines the different belts of the tires to make it safer.

Those with no strips are in danger of catastrophic failure, likely leading to a car crash and injury. Ehline Law Firm is a company of experts in these types of personal injury claims.

Also, our lead counsel, Michael Ehline, is a leader in car accident defect litigation. And we are presently seeking facts from victims of these recent recalls. If you are a victim, call us now at (213) 596-9642.

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The tires included in this recall include:

  • Compas
  • Telluride
  • Westlake
  • YKS

As reported in the New York Times, these were all made in China. At any rate, the maker is Hangzhou Zhonce Rubber Company.

Finally, the distribution of tires was the job of several local companies in the States.

These shippers include:

  • Foreign Tire Sales
  • Omni United USA
  • Orteck International
  • Robinson Tire
  • Strategic Import Supply

But in California itself, some tire distributors were K&D Wholesalers and Tireco. (Read More). Also, it is not known how many of these tires got sold.

But numbers could easily range to a total of 450,000 sold. Most of the defective tires were for larger vehicles. For example, these could be on pickup trucks and vans.

The tire recall registry sizes included:

  • LT235/75R-15
  • LT225/75R-16
  • LT235/85R-16
  • LT245/75R-16
  • LT265/75R-16
  • LT3X10.5-15

The Complaints And What To Do.

These tires allegedly caused a series of tragic accidents. As a result, an ambulance flipped over in New Mexico (Read More). So if your vehicle has or had one of these tire types, this may be a cause of a wreck. Meanwhile, if in an asphalt type blowout using these tire brands, Ehline Law can help.

In fact, our product liability specialists may just find who caused your troubles.

In conclusion, several brands have become defective. The steel belt strips may not be present. And this makes cars lose control. In any case, many bad tires like this are "Made in China." As a consequence, there is a lot of red tape in making your case. From here on, only a trained lawyer knows how to manage a case like this.

Why Not Speak To A Tread Separation Of Tire Defect Lawyer Now!

It is essential to seek legal representation after an injury or death due to defective tires. But he or she must know about obtaining money. The manufacturer or tire retailer will have legal help. They have probably already defended a legal claim over tire tread failure.

Often the manufacturer, tire maker, and distributor can be held liable in a product liability lawsuit. This is because blowouts often result in vehicle rollover crashes due to a defective tire. The Ehline Law firm has lawyers with experience in defective tire accidents and SUV rollovers. So this means that we can provide the best possible guidance for the injured victim or family of wrongful death.

Our lawyers are experienced in investigating product liability claims. And they have the resources to hold the negligent parties accountable at trial. That means we are ready to win the maximum amount of money for your lawsuit. Call (213) 596-9642 to learn more.