April 19, 2017
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Firestone Tire Defects
In 1990, the Ford Explorer was introduced to the marketplace. It sold very well, but the passengers were unaware that the tires on their vehicle were an accident waiting to happen.
Before these vehicles were made available to the public, Ford engineers were expressing grave concerns about the risk of rollovers with the SUV as manufactured. Ford gave the vehicle some minor fixes and called it good to go.
Not long after the vehicles were selling well, numerous rollover reports were received. What troubled attorneys dealing with the resulting personal injury cases was that the vehicles were not being driven in conditions that should have caused accidents. Numerous investigations were launched to determine why the rollovers were happening with such regularity. Ultimately, there were over 250 deaths and 3,000 serious injuries as a result of defective Ford Explorer tires.
In almost all of the accidents, the cause of the rollover was tread separation. Tread on the Ford Explorers peeled off, causing tire disintegration and blowout. Even at moderate speeds a tire blowout can result in serious injuries or death. Travelling at highway speeds just increases the risk of blowouts.
Numerous lawsuits were filed seeking justice, compensation and answers to why defective tires were on Ford Explorers in the first place and why were they used if they were dangerous? Ford and Firestone vehemently denied liability.
Defective Firestone Tire Recalls
|Ford||Ranger (Pick-Up Truck)||1991-2000|
|Ford||F-Series Light Trucks||1991-1994|
|Mazda||B-Series (Pick-Up Truck)||1994-1996|
Chalik & Chalik’s Experienced Team Handles Tire Recall Cases
Tire recall claims are complex cases. The team at Chalik & Chalik are here to help those harmed by defective tires by assisting them in pursuing compensation for their injuries.
For many years owners of Ford Explorer’s and other vehicles had no idea their Firestone tires had a dangerous safety defect. While Ford and Firestone were aware of the risks of tire tread separation, they said nothing and allowed defective tires to go to market, placing thousands of people in peril. They hid the defect even though they knew the problem was deadly serious and increased the risks of serious or fatal rollover accidents.
Our lawyers at Chalik & Chalik stand up against large corporations such as Firestone and their massive legal departments. We have years of experience helping defective tire accident survivors seek fair and equitable compensation and justice.
Have you sustained injuries in an accident caused by a defective Firestone tire? Contact Chalik & Chalik to discuss a product liability claim. Call 855-971-1662 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation.
To prove liability, it is important to have industry experts who will testify that the tire is defective and that the defect was the cause of the accident. We will perform an investigation to help you recover financial compensation for your injury.
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