California Tread Separation Lawyers
Tread separation accidents happen every day. Sometimes they are due to
defective design or poor manufacturing and other times they are due to
poor maintenance or failure to replace old tires. The phenomenon of tread
separation accidents is fairly recent; it was brought on with the advent
of steel-belted radial tires. Steel-belted radial tires are different
from traditional diagonal bias-ply tires. They minimize tread wear, get
better fuel economy and provide drivers with better handling due to more
flexible sidewalls. Steel-belted radial tires also get about 100,000 miles
of wear compared to bias-ply tires which only get about 30,000 miles of wear.
The benefits of steel-belted radial tires are obvious, which is why they
come standard on most motor vehicles. However, they do pose problems that
diagonal bias-ply tires did not. When tires are underinflated, aged or
too hot, it can cause tread separation. This can lead to tire blowouts.
At high speeds, tire blowouts are almost always catastrophic, as they
have the potential to result in rollovers. This is particularly a concern
for drivers and passengers of SUVs. An experienced California tread separation
attorney should have the knowledge and resources to be able to investigate
a tire blowout accident and determine who is at fault for the tire's failure.
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