Tire Tread Separation
Many of us worry about the safety ratings of our vehicles to protect those riding inside them. However, many of us don’t think about the part of our car that actually connects us to the road. Our tires are a very important aspect in keeping us safe on the roads. Unfortunately, tires much like the cars that utilize them can also malfunction. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of tire tread separation, you may be entitled to compensation. Feel free to contact our experienced Nashville tire tread separation attorneys at The Higgins Firm.Tire Tread Separation can be Deadly
Defective tires cause thousands of accidents every year on the roadways. These accidents often can result in serious injuries or even death to those involved. Specifically, over 8,000 traffic accidents every year result in serious injury or death according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are a number of ways in which a vehicle’s tire may fail including uneven tread wear because of over inflation or under inflation, road hazards, or even defects in the design or manufacturing process. Tire tread separation typically occurs from design or manufacturing defects.Defects Causing Tire Tread Separation
One of the most common failures of steel belted radial tires is tread separation. There is a specific process for making a steel belted tire. When making the tire, the base of the tire is built first. Steel belts are then placed into the tire, and then the tread is applied to the tire. Tread separation typically results from defects in the manufacturing process. Manufacturers may end up using rubber that is too old or dry. There may be missed warning signs that go unnoticed in the inspection periods. The manufacturer may end up curing moisture into the tire. Each of these defects can result in contamination. The contamination often cause problems with the rubber not being able to properly bond or adhere to the steel belts. Typically, tread separation occurs years later when the vehicle is being driven at high speeds.Tire Blowout as a Result of Tread Separation
Whenever radial tires lose tread, dangerous tire blowouts can quickly occur. A sudden loss of pressure in a tire can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In losing control, the vehicle can turn sideways causing the tire to separate from the rim. Once the tire and rim has separated, the metal rim can even dig into the surface sending the car into a possible roll. Tire blowouts as a result of tread separation can cause severe injuries to those inside a vehicle or others on the road.The Higgins Firm in Nashville can Help You After an Accident Resulting From Tire Tread Separation
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of tire tread separation, you may need the help of one of our experienced Nashville tire tread separation accident attorneys. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. We want to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
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