Automobile tires are designed to withstand the friction, pressure, and heat that can accumulate after years of driving. Flat tires still happen from time to time, but they are not usually the fault of the manufacturer. But sometimes manufacturing defects or shoddy repairs can lead to a much more dangerous type of tire damage: tread separation.
The majority of flat tires involve a puncture in the tire’s tread that still leaves the rest of the tire intact. If the tire’s sidewall is not punctured, most flats can be patched or plugged quickly and at low cost. In contrast, tread separation means the tire literally comes apart. A tire’s tread and sidewall are fused together in the factory from two different pieces of rubber, but manufacturing defects can lead to tires that do not have a firm connection between tread and sidewall.
Tread separation can occur spontaneously and without any warning. It completely destroys a tire’s integrity and can cause drivers to lose control, especially when this separation occurs on the highway. Car accidents caused by tread separation have the potential to result in devastating injuries and even death.
You should not have to suffer because of another person’s negligence. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an automobile accident caused by tread separation, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, losses, and suffering. To learn more, discuss your case directly with a compassionate Kenosha car accident lawyer today by contacting the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.