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Cyclist Seriously Injured In Bizarre Dump Truck Tire Blowout

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A New Jersey bicyclist was critically injured after fully-loaded Mack dump truck popped one of its tires. The tire dislodged from the truck and rolled away striking the New Jersey man who suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision with the tire. Prosecutors are investigating the incident for potential criminal negligence. Dump… Read More »

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Why Do Tires Blowout On Large Trucks More Frequently?

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Why is it that whenever you hear a new segment or read an article on a tire blowout, it seems to involve a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle? There are a number of reasons for this. They range from the manufacture of defective tires to sheer laziness on the part of the commercial… Read More »

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Tire Failure By the Numbers

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How do you calculate whether or not tire failure contributed to an accident? Do you consider the instances where tire failure was the primary cause? Do you include instances where tire failure was one cause among many? Do you include accidents where tire failure was present but the cause of the accident could not… Read More »

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Jury Awards Man $170K in Snowblower Tire Lawsuit

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A jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $170,000 after he was injured attempting to inflate a tire on his snowblower. For those who work with tires, tire inflation can be a dangerous process even when you know what you’re doing. While snowblower tires are not considered especially dangerous, manufacturers have a duty to warn customers… Read More »

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Recent Injury Highlights Flying Tire Accidents

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A recent video showing a man walking with his daughter in Brazil highlighted a serious problem: Flying tire accidents. In this case, the man was walking along unsuspectingly when a tire bounded toward, struck him in the head, and left him flat on the ground. Although the man sustained serious injuries, he did survive… Read More »

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Volkswagen Settles Class Action

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Volkswagen recently settled a class-action lawsuit brought against them on behalf of customers who purchased their Volkswagen CC. According to the complaint, the tires on the vehicles showed signs of cupping—which happens when the inside treads on the tire wear unevenly. This often happens where there are serious alignment issues with the car. It… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Tossed on Grounds of Lack of Expert Testimony

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A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit involving an Indiana couple who were severely injured in a motorcycle accident. Among the named defendants in the accident were the motorcycle’s manufacturer, the manufacturer of the motorcycle’s tires, and the company that manufactured the helmet they were wearing. The Outlaw motorcycle helmets had been the subject… Read More »

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Expert Witnesses in Tire Failure Lawsuits

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A recently-dismissed lawsuit shows the importance of expert witnesses in a tire failure case. A couple had their lawsuit tossed when a judge ruled that their expert witness had no scientific basis for claiming that the rear tire in a motorcycle accident caused the accident to occur. The couple alleged that the rear tire… Read More »

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Firestone Disputes Allegations in Tell-All Book

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A recent book shook the foundations of the tire industry after their book titled Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Bridgestone/Firestone Conspiracy of Death & Destruction seemed to implicate the tire giant in a mass conspiracy that allowed millions of deadly tires to stay on the road. While the lawsuit was perhaps the… Read More »

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Dismissed Lawsuit Doesn’t Stop Ford Lugnuts from Causing Problems

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Earlier this year, a federal court dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Ford alleging that certain lug nuts were dangerous and defectively designed. The lawsuit claimed that the lug nuts were prone to swelling and delaminating making them extremely difficult to remove during regular tire maintenance. Apparently, the dismissal of the class-action lawsuit hasn’t… Read More »

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