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Even a Race Car Driver Will Lose Control During a Tread Separation

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida drivers need to understand the dynamics regarding the loss of vehicle control during a tread separation event. Tread separations occur predominantly in warm weather states. Florida, Texas, Arizona and California experience the highest number of tread separations throughout the country. Heat contributes to the degradation of a tire, and therefore it is no… Read More »

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Deposing the Defense Tire Expert in a Tire Case

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When a tire has failed by tread separation, and allegations are made that the tire was defective, by design and/or manufacture, a defense will undoubtedly be mounted by the tire company that manufactured the tire. As Florida tire attorneys who routinely deal with tire cases, we are not aware of any case where a… Read More »

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The Value of Studying Companion Tires in a Tire Case

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When a tire fails, causing a rollover and catastrophic injuries, an investigation will follow regarding the cause of the tire failure. Tire manufacturers and sellers will rush to propose a catalogue of reasons as to why the tire failed. Not surprisingly, this list will always exclude design and manufacturing defects built into the tire… Read More »

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When a Vehicle Changes From Under-steer to Over-steer – Look Out!

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida’s hot weather makes our subtropical paradise a haven for tire failures. Tread separations and other tire failure events metamorphose a vehicle from an understeer vehicle to an oversteer vehicle. Most vehicles, including SUVs, when operating properly, are understeer vehicles. Understeer simply means that a vehicle will react with less steering correction than is… Read More »

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