Tire Defects as a Cause of Car Crashes

Published: October 2016

A Defective Tire Can Cause Major Problems One of the most famous types of tire defect, tread separation, gained public awareness with the Ford/Firestone litigation.  But there are many possible types of tire defect.  Tires Read On…

Passenger Containment Defects as a Cause of Car Crashes

Published: October 2016

Vehicles may be equipped with many structures devoted to passenger containment, including a strengthened roof, front and side-curtain airbags, laminated glass, child safety seats, rigid seatbacks, and various seatbelt designs and structures.  When these vital Read On…

Handling Defects as a Cause of Car Crashes

Published: October 2016

“Handling” Defined “Handling” refers to how the vehicle reacts—or fails to react—to input from the driver.  Vehicle reactions to steering input that may contribute to accidents include understeering, oversteering, and power steering failure.   Understeering Read On…

Stability Defects as a Cause of Car Crashes

Published: October 2016

Static Stability Factor If a vehicle rolls over, instability could be to blame.  An expert would first calculate the vehicle’s “static stability factor” when assisting with a determination of whether there is a stability-based defect Read On…