Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Failure Lawsuits Injury Lawyer
Not even a giant of the tire industry is immune to lawsuits when they create a defective product. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world and has also been under extreme scrutiny in recent years for their manufacturing and recall practices. The tire giant has been accused of not only manufacturing defective tires that have caused serious injuries and deaths but also continuing to market tires that have been identified as defective and dangerous.
The biggest controversy in recent decades facing Goodyear involves their G-159 tire, a tire that has been used on RVs and other large vehicles for many years. Despite continuous allegations that the tire was unsafe for use on RVs, causing many injuries and deaths from resulting accidents, the company maintained they were safe. The G-159 tires under investigation were made from 1996 to 2003, yet the legal and investigative actions were still coming to light in 2018. There are claims that the defective tires have caused at least 95 injuries and deaths.
Defective Goodyear Tire Lawsuits
The G-159 is not the only tire that is made by Goodyear that is reported to be defective and cause injury accidents. Goodyear has issued recalls for several other tires in recent years for defects that can result in tread separation or tread chunking, and both can lead to unexpected tire blowouts or failures. These dangerous tires can cause a vehicle to become difficult or impossible to control, leading to collisions or rollover accidents, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.
If you have Goodyear tires that have failed unexpectedly, causing an injury accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries or loss. Contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP if you believe a defective Goodyear tire has caused an auto accident that injured you or a family member.