U.S. Forensic performs tire failure analysis, allowing experts to identify the origin and cause of a tire failure.
What Tire Failure Analysis Is
Tire failures can cause the loss of control in a vehicle, potentially resulting in an accident. Tire failure experts check for defects that may indicate design, manufacture, or service errors. They will inspect the tire for impact indicators, pattern marks, oxidation chafing, cracking, and polishing. These specialists also consider other factors, such as product abuse, material aging, foreign materials, under-inflation, over-loading, road hazards, and operating the tire beyond its intended design parameters.
Why Tire Failure Analysis Is Important
When tire failure occurs, it is crucial to call an expert who can discern how and why it failed. Our specialists can ascertain which factors may have led to the failure, such as aging factors, foreign materials, maintenance issues, manufacturing defects, or road hazards. With their expertise, clients can be confident in the successful identification of the origin and cause of their tire failure.
Accident Reconstructionists Versus Tire Experts
Clients frequently believe that the accident reconstructionist hired to assess an accident will also be able to identify why a tire may have failed and thus contributed to the accident. While accident reconstructionists have basic knowledge of tires, most have not trained in tire manufacturing, design, development, and testing processes to provide specialized analysis in this area.
Without this specialized background, an accident reconstructionist does not qualify to give court testimony as a tire expert. Our tire expert has been qualified as such in State and Federal court.
A tire expert is knowledgeable about the tire manufacturing process, including design, construction, and recommended use of different tires. Their expertise allows them to quickly identify common signs of manufacturing defects, including adhesion issues and belt placement. They also regularly distinguish between defects and other causes of failure, such as damage due to foreign materials, tire aging, improper inflation, overloading, or misuse.
Our Team of Experts
Our team of experts delivers accurate answers to challenging cases. On top of tire analysis, we evaluate automotive systems to identify if a failure occurred due to manufacturing defects, operating errors, lacking maintenance, or neglected repairs. We also inspect airbag deployment, fuel system contamination, seatbelt failures, steering failures, and sudden accelerations.
Our experts conduct tire failure analysis, providing clients with the information they need to make the correct decision concerning a case or claim. Experts must possess significant training and experience to identify whether a failure arose due to improper maintenance, manufacturing defects, or other contributing factors.
Our Experts Identify:
- Aging factors
- Damage from road hazards
- Foreign materials
- Maintenance issues
- Manufacturing defects
X-ray Equipment for Tire Failure Analysis
Our clean-room laboratory possesses X-ray machines for non-destructive testing on tires and other components. This machine proves crucial in cases where a manufacturer defect could have caused the tire tread situation or failure. If the vehicle’s other companion tires correspond with the subject tire initially tested, we will investigate potential defects without cutting into the tires.
We base all our expert opinions on the facts and evidence of each assignment, performing all our work under the rigorous rules and regulations that each state’s authoritative engineering board sets. Our experts will give witness testimonies in federal, state, and local courts.
If you have a vehicle accident case involving a tire failure or blow-out, contact U.S. Forensic to request that our experts conduct a tire failure analysis.
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