When Your Tire Tread Separates, You May Be On the Road to Disastrous Consequences and Life Changing Injuries
Imagine that you are driving your vehicle down the roadway and suddenly, without warning, your tire tread separates, causing you to lose control of your vehicle. If your vehicle has a high center of gravity, there is a good likelihood that the vehicle will roll over and the roof may crush onto your body. If you are luckier, you may only just lose control, striking a guardrail or wall. These are common scenarios resulting from a tire detread incident.
As consumers, we have the right to expect that the products we purchase, including tires, are safe for use. If a tire detreads, it may simply be due to a manufacturing or design defect. However, many times manufacturers know of a problem but failed to warn the consumer of a known danger. A significant number of vehicle crashes and rollovers are caused by tire detreads or failures even when the user who purchased the tire believes that the tires were safe based upon a cursory inspection.