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NHTSA Revises Reporting of Tire-Related Fatalities

September 27, 2018

NHTSA Revises Reporting of Tire-Related Fatalities For many years, NHTSA has reported on the number of tire-related fatalities in the United States. These numbers are derived from numerous nation and local studies completed on accidents occurring across the country. One report, National Automotive Sampling System/Crash-worthiness Data System, has been relied upon the most. Data from…

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How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall?

April 27, 2017

How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall? There’s a handful of ways to know if your car has a recall. The first, and really the most important, way that you need to know, is you can look at a government website called safercar.gov and they will tell you clearly if there is…

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How Do I Know If a Defective Tire Caused My Crash?

February 10, 2017

How Do I Know If a Defective Tire Caused My Crash? Over the past 26 years Lance Cooper has developed a particular expertise in tire defect cases. He handled his first tire defect case back in 1992 and has been passionate about this safety issue ever since. Defective tire cases are different because there is a lot that…

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How dangerous are Aging Tires?

March 2, 2016

The Danger of Aging Tires Even though the tire industry still spends thousands of dollars to defeat legislation that would require tires be inspected on the basis of age, there is plenty of evidence that proves the danger of tire aging. During the investigation that lead to the death of actor Paul Walker, the California…

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Tire Wise: Tire Safety

January 11, 2016

Tire Wise: Tire Safety Tire maintenance is crucial to safety in vehicles considering that everything rides on it. Ensuring tires are safe can prevent tire failure. Tire blowouts and failure can result in severe car crashes. Here are a few tips in order to extend the life of your tires and to keep you safe…

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Goodyear Runs Flat: Company Sanctioned For Hiding Tire Testing

July 30, 2015

Goodyear Runs Flat: Company Sanctioned For Hiding Tire Testing Discovery in litigation is the process through which people injured by a defective product can get information and documents from the product manufacturer. You can ask the company questions and request documents and things from the company files. This discovery process is the life’s blood of…

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Tire Industry Association and Safety Advocate Groups Team Up to Support Tire Recall and Recovery Reform

July 24, 2015

Tire Industry Association and Safety Advocate Groups Team Up to Support Tire Recall and Recovery Reform Safety advocates and the Tire Industry Association agree that technology which would allow electronic scanning of tires is the only way to reform tire recall procedures to guarantee full recovery of defective tires. The Tire Industry Association (TIA), The…

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Tips for Safe Road Trips

June 15, 2015

Tips for Safe Road Trips The warm weather has probably got you itching for a road trip. Before you load up the car, make sure that you review our summer travel safety tips. There are a few things that need to be done up front, that will prevent you from breakdowns or worse an accident.…

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Featured Case: Defective Tire/Severe Injuries

May 22, 2015

Featured Case: Defective Tire/Severe Injuries Our client was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a single car accident in August 2011.  As the vehicle was driving on a major highway, one of its tires failed and separated, and the driver lost control. The vehicle then went off the road, struck…

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NHTSA Investigates Hercules Tire after Lawyer’s Probe

April 22, 2015

NHTSA Investigates Hercules Tire after Lawyer’s Probe The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an Equipment Query Investigation into Hercules Tire and Rubber Company, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributer, after probing from Micheal Cowen, a Texas attorney. Cowen represented Krystal Cantu, whose right arm was crushed in a rollover accident caused by tread…

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