Tire Tread Separation
Automobile tires are designed to grip the road, maximizing the driver’s control of the vehicle. When a tire becomes damaged, it can limit the driver’s control. Sudden tire failure, especially at high speed, can send the vehicle careening. One of the most dangerous types of tire failure is tread separation, where the primary parts of a tire come apart, destroying the tire completely.
A modern automobile tire is composed of two main parts: the tread and the sidewall. The tread is the part that makes contact with the road, while the sidewall stands between the tread and the metal wheel. The sidewall tends to be made of thinner rubber than the tread. It allows the tire to be inflated to a usable pressure. The sidewall and tread are fused to one another, but they can become separated if they are not manufactured well.
Several years ago a popular tire company was at the center of a product recall scandal after several of its products were shown to experience tread separation at high speed. Since then they have addressed those issues, but no company is immune from producing dangerous products. If a tire is prone to something as life-threatening as tread separation, regardless of who produces it, it should be recalled immediately and the people responsible should pay for their negligence.
If you or someone you love has been harmed because of tread separation, and you believe another person’s negligence is at fault, you have the right to take legal action for what you have suffered. To learn more, contact the experienced tire defect accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.