Gunter Firm Attorney

Defective Products

Representing Southwest Florida Consumers in Products Liability Compensation

Have you been injured by a defective or malfunctioning product?

When someone is injured while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way, he or she may be able to recover the resulting damages from the responsible party in a products- liability-based personal injury suit.

Products liability law is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products that it placed into the stream of commerce. The basic idea underlying products liability law is that the companies providing the products are usually in the best position to prevent defective products from entering the marketplace, so if they fail to do so, they should be held accountable.

Jason Gunter is an experienced Fort Myers defective product lawyer who can advise injured persons on whether they may have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller and can help them recover the damages to which they are legally entitled. Attorney Gunter is immediately available to answer your defective product related questions to help you better understand your legal rights.


Each year, numerous Florida drivers and passengers suffer serious and often fatal injuries as a result of defective tires. According to national statistics, there are more than 8,000 traffic accidents every year that result in serious injury or death as a result of a tire failure.


A tire can fail for many reasons including uneven tread wear due to under inflation or over inflation, road hazards and defects in the design or manufacturing process. In his experience, our products liability attorney has found that tire failure caused by manufacturing or design defects is generally for one of the following reasons:

  • Tire bead failure – called “tire bead fractures”
  • Zipper failure
  • Multi piece wheel or rim explosions
  • Tire tread separation – tread belt separation


The most common failure of steel belted radial tires reported is tread separation. This occurs when the tread physically separates from the carcass of the tire. Almost all tires manufactured today are steel belted radial tires. Tread separation usually occurs when the rubber used to make the tire does not bond or adhere properly to the steel belts. This poor adhesion is often the result of contamination by moisture, rust, sulfur or chemical solvents used to remove excessive sulfur from steel belts that have become stale or the use of expired adhesives.


Some examples of tires that have had tread separation linked to design or manufacturing defects include:

  • Firestone ATX, Firestone ATX II, Firestone Wilderness, Firestone Steeltex tires
  • Goodyear Load Range E tires typically found on 15 passenger vans
  • Uniroyal-Goodrich tires
  • Continental General tires
  • Cooper tires
  • B F Goodrich tires
  • Bridgestone tires


Statistics show that tire tread separations predominantly happen in warm weather states, many in Florida. Tread separations often occur on Interstate 75 in Florida. Tread separation is extremely dangerous because it changes the dynamics of the vehicle while traveling at highway speeds.When tread separation occurs, vehicles often roll over or drivers lose control, usually resulting in very serious injury or even death.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to tire failure, tire defect, tire blow out, or tread belt separation, contact Ft. Myers and Naples defective tire lawyer Jason Gunter at 239.334.7017 for an immediate and free legal consultation and evaluation.

If you or someone you know as been injured by any product that you believe may be defective, contact Attorney Gunter directly by any of the following methods:


Defective Products Attorney Jason Gunter has experience in handling defective products cases in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda (and all other areas of Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County and Tampa). Contact Jason Gunter to protect your legal rights and to maximize the recovery in your defective products case that you are owed under the law.

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