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Tire Company Ordered to Pay $10 Million to Florida Woman for Defective Tire

December 11, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

A jury in Palm Beach County has ordered Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. to pay nearly $10 million in damages to a woman who alleged that a Continental tire caused her car accident.

The woman purchased a new Chevrolet Cobalt from a dealership in 2006, equipped with Continental tires, and serviced the car and tires for the next three years at her local Wal-Mart.

In 2009, the woman was driving on the interstate when one of her tires allegedly suffered a tread separation, causing the car to roll over several times. According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered “catastrophic bodily injuries” in the accident.

The woman claimed that Continental was negligent in the design, testing, manufacturing and inspection of her car’s tire.

My Car Accident was Caused by Tire Tread Separation and I Need a Skilled Attorney

Like all automobile parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of wear-and-tear over time. However, if they were poorly designed or manufactured, the tires are at risk of tread separation, which is effectively a total collapse of the tire. Tire tread separation typically causes a complete loss of control of the vehicle. On a highway, this can quickly result in catastrophic vehicle accidents, serious injuries and death.

If a tire fails due to tread separation and injuries result from an accident, the victim may be able to pursue legal action under both personal injury and defective product laws. The injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have the qualifications and experience that clients need to successfully pursue damages from the tire manufacturer that caused them harm.

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