Defective Continental General Tires
Continental General tires that experience tread separations, blowouts, tread losses, ply/belt losses, detreads, sidewall failure, deflation or other type of tire failure are at a high risk of severe wrecks, rollovers, roof crushes and serious accidents resulting in grievous injuries, even death. Backed by over three decades of experience and Martindale-Hubble recognition, Willis Law Firm offers board certified, Steven J. Sharp Award-winning personal injury services for clients nationwide who have been hurt – or lost a family member – because of defective Continental General tires. For a free case evaluation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-9858 or send us an email.
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About Continental General AG
Continental General AG, sometimes shortened to Conti, is the fourth largest manufacturer of tires in the world, but Hannover, Germany-based company also designs and builds brake systems, vehicle stability control systems and other automobile parts. It began life in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, and currently stands as the fifth largest first tier automobile supplier in the world.
Continental General has four divisions:
- Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires
- Commercial Vehicle Tires
- Continental Automotive Systems (CAS)
ContiTech is broken down into different business units and produces drive belts, air springs, conveyor belts, car interior foils, fluid hoses and vibration control modules.
CAS is the largest division; its products include brakes, electronic stability programs and electronic components for automobiles.
Continental General sells tires in North America under the Continental, General and Euzkadi brand names. Its biggest customers include automakers such as Volkswagen, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, BMW, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Renault and Porsche.
In 2001, Continental General acquired a controlling interest in Temic – DaimlerChrysler’s automotive electronics business, which is now part of CAS. It also purchased German automotive rubber and plastics company Phoenix AG in 2004, the automotive electronics unit of Motorola in 2006 and VDO from Siemens in 2007. It also began construction of a plant in Costa Rica.
Continental General Tire in North America
Continental General Tire entered the North American tire industry with its 1987 purchase of General Tire, forming Continental Tire of North America (CTNA), following Bridgestone and Michelin. Its North American headquarters are located in Charlotte, NC, with the CAS division headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI.
Tire Defects – Serious Accident and Injury Legal Help
In the event your Continental General tire fails and results in a blowout, rollover, roofcrush, blowout, tread separation or other serious accident that leads to serious injury or death, a personal injury attorney with experience in product liability can help you recover your losses. The Steven J. Sharp Award-winning Willis Law Firm has over 30 years of experience supporting clients nationwide. See what our Martindale-Hubble-recognized services, including inspections, evidence procurement and other elements of the litigation process, can do for you. Schedule a consultation with us by phone at 1-800-883-9858 or via our online form.