This manual will prepare investigators and analysts to meet the high standard of performance and expertise expected of them in these investigations.
Author: R.W. Rivers
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
At-scene traffic accident investigators and reconstructionists have a responsibility to determine whether or not a tire contributed to a vehicle accident. This manual will prepare investigators and analysts to meet the high standard of performance and expertise expected of them in these investigations. The text covers a wide variety of tire failure investigation topics, including the manufacturing, markings and identification, tire and wheel nomenclatures, tire load and speed ratings, tire-roadway behavior, at-scene investigations, and evidence recognition, collection, and interpretation. Each chapter and a comprehensive appendix provides clear definitions of and statements about the topics the manual contains, with graduated commentary and copious diagrams and photographs arranged so as to present a natural development and understanding of the subject matter. The manual also addresses the importance of an at-scene investigator knowing his or her limitations in making tire failure determinations and knowing when a case should be turned over to an expert for laboratory analysis. This unique text is designed not only for use as a handy reference manual, but also to be of assistance as a training document for use in police training schools that teach tire failure examinations as part of their curriculum or as a special topic in field training programs.
The investigation and analysis of the tire's role in the crash requires an individual
with extensive training and experience ... (IPTM 1999); Tire Business (Crane
Communications Publication); and R. W. Rivers, Tire Failure and Evidence Manual ...
Author: Laura Ruhl Genson
Publisher: American Bar Association
Written by industry professionals, engineers, reconstructionists, and litigators experienced in the trucking field, this comprehensive guidebook provides a strong knowledge base of the trucking industry and serves as a how to for handling a commercial motor vehicle case from intake to trial. The book covers: the lawyer's role in a truck accident investigation; data collection, site, vehicle, and electronic evidence; spoliation of evidence; driving situations (weather conditions, hazardous materials, human factors); on-board electronics; tires, wheels and brakes; technology (what exists, how to use it, and admissibility in court); the plaintiff and defense perspectives; changes from the engineering perspective with respect to engine configuration, speed, and more; and the trial.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. , 130 F.3d 1395 ( 10th Cir . 1997 ) : In an exploding tire
case , the Court found that an expert on materials failure was properly held
unqualified to testify that a tire failure was the result of a manufacturing defect ,
responsible for tire failure that result in rubber on the road , whether the tire is
new or retreaded . ... There is much evidence that retreads are as safe as new tires , according the Tire Retread Information Bureau . School buses , city buses ...
a guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, based on Weinstein's evidence ...
raised by defendant regarding psychologist's methodology and plaintiff's failure
to adduce much evidence validating his methods ... 72 See , e.g. , Kumho Tire Co
. v .
It is unnecessary for the defendant to pinpoint the specific cause of tire failure.
The evidence must merely show that more probably than not, the tire did not
contain a defect when it left the defendant's ... COA RESEARCH GUIDE Book
Shepards Manual of Federal Practice §7.15 810 LIABILITY FOR TIRE DEFECTS
2 COA 759.
Author: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Motor Transport CorpsPublish On: 1918
Abnormal strains are set up by this practice , resulting in early failure of tires at
the bead which it is impossible to repair . ( e ) See that wheels are properly
aligned at all times . Good evidence of faulty alignment appears in tires which
Author: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Motor Transport Corps
duced by the amount the plaintiff had re - ceived from a settlement with Uniroyal ,
the tire manufacturer . General Motors now ... The plaintiff also noted at that time
that the owner ' s manual recommended a maximum load of 900 pounds for the
vehicle . It was estimated that the ... Schoonover stated that the tire was not worn
out , nor did the tire show any evidence of impact failure . Schoonover explained
Compendium of Regulations, Practices and Sources of Evidence for Attorneys
Engaged in Litigation Arising Out of ... Gear Failure Landing Gear Latch Failure
Landing Gear Tire Failure Nose Wheel Shimmy Gear-Up Landing Hydraulic
A Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, Based on Weinstein's Federal Evidence Jack B. Weinstein, Margaret A. Berger ... that the relevancy of such
accidents depends on “ whether the conditions operating to produce the prior failures were substantially similar to the occurrence ... Michelin Tire Corporation ,
542 F . Supp .
Author: Jack B. Weinstein
Publisher: Lexis Pub
By the authors of the leading multi-volume evidence treatise for attorneys,
Tielking opined that the “ most probable ” cause of the tire failure was fatigue of
the sidewall's polyester cords due to a ... mental was reasonable because the
administrator consulted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
It has been held , in unsatisfactory opinions , that the failure of a party in a
negligence action to deny a charge of negligence by a witness is admissible .
after receiving an account ) ; Kelly when he had a heart attack ; held , Springfield Tire Co.
If oil or grease gets on the tires , wipe them clean with neutral soap and water . Tires should be kept inflated to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer
for the axle loading . A record of inflation often serves as evidence in tire failures .
Goodrich never Here the “ great preponderance ” of complained that its tires were
being evidence indicates Barth did not abuse overloaded by General Motors ...
the ing Goodrich tires , " asserted the court . front and rear tires , respectively , as
rec“ Customers were never warned that if omended in the owners ' manual . "
they ran into a chuckhole tire failure Goodrich's own witnesses admitted might
Exaggerated views of alignment problems VERTICALI VERTICAL CL A =
Camber ( degrees positive ). 2. Springs ... Cracked steering knuckle outer flange
EXCESSIVE TIRE WEAR VEHICLE STEERS TO ONE SIDE AT ALL TIMES
mensions . ... If the truck has been wrecked , or indicates any evidence of steering
gear or linkage disturbance , the Pitman arm should be disconnected from the
sector shaft .
Category: Recreational vehicles
U.S., Canadian and import pick-ups, vans, RVs and 4-wheel drives through 1 ton models. Includes complete coverage of import and domestic mini-vans.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. , 600 F. Supp . 1561 , Prod . Liab . Rep . ... 498 , 242
So. 2d 666 ( 1970 ) . See also Alabama Code $ 32-5B - 7 ( failure to wear a
safety belt shall not be a considered as evidence of contributory negligence ) .
See DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ( rev den ) , 40 TRAINING Wrongful
discharge , tire worker fired for failure ... rule , SURVEYS no claim where no evidence of available jobs 47 Ed . Note : For information on publications , re( 10th
Cir . ) ...