One of the most tragic cases our firm has ever handled involved the tire tread separation of a Bridgestone/Firestone tire on a Ford Explorer that left a family grieving over the death of their only son at age 13, and which left their lovely 17-year-old daughter severely and permanently brain damaged. In another case, also involving tire tread separation of Bridgestone Firestone tires with a resulting Ford Explorer rollover, a father and his four-year old son were killed, leaving a widow and mother to suffer the aftermath of this preventable disaster.
Another case involving a Ford Explorer rollover with a Firestone tire separation settled for a confidential amount. The driver of the Explorer in that case lost control at low speed when the tire unraveled on the right rear of the vehicle. The driver suffered from a fractured cervical spine, which healed without paralysis. The minor daughter, who was a passenger, suffered soft tissue injuries.
Sadly, many of the recalled Firestone tires are still on the road. In many of the cases, the recalled tires were the spare tire on the vehicles that were overlooked when the recalled tires were replaced. Because all of these deaths and serious injuries could have been prevented, lawyers in our firm’s Personal Injury Section represent our Clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of the defective recalled tires as well as the vehicle manufacturers. The firm currently has a case set for trial in April involving a recalled tire that detreaded, resulting in a vehicle crash. We have lawyers licensed in multiple states, but also work with local lawyers on these cases throughout the United States. If you have any questions, about this type case, you can contact Greg Allen (Greg.Allen@BeasleyAllen.com) or Cole Portis (Cole.Portis@BeasleyAllen.com) in our office at 800-898-2034.
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