Cooper Tire Failure Lawsuits Injury Lawyer
When a tire unexpectedly fails while driving, it can put the driver in a precarious position. They may need to fight to control their vehicle to avoid collision or running off the road. While tire blowouts do occur from use, they can also happen when the tire is defective. Cooper Tire, a major manufacturer of passenger and commercial tires, has been the target of many tire failure lawsuits in recent years due to defects that cause blowouts.
Tire separation is the leading cause of a defective tire blowout. Cooper Tire has had many recalls of their tires due to this specific issue. Tread separation defects most commonly occur in steel-belted radial tires. The steel components fail to stay adhered to the rubber, causing the tire to fall apart. Cooper Tire has recalled hundreds of thousands of tires for defects over the last decade, including those that have tire tread separation defects.
Successful Tire Defect Lawsuits Against Cooper Tires
When an injury auto accident occurs due to a defective tire, the blame can be placed on the tire manufacturer. If found liable, the manufacturer may be liable for medical costs, lost wages, pain/suffering for the victim and other monetary damages. This has been the case for Cooper Tire. One lawsuit against the tire giant in 2013 granted $31.3 million in injury damages and another $1.5 million in punitive damages to the plaintiff. This is only one of many lawsuits that have been successful in obtaining compensation for victims injured due to defective products made by Cooper Tire.
Have you suffered an injury accident due to a defective tire that was made by Cooper Tire? Contact Conley Griggs Partin LLP to learn more about seeking compensation for your injuries. Our initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis. We only are paid when we obtain a monetary award for your case.