The estates of Santos Sanic-Lajpop and Esperanza Ambrocio Vicente have filed a wrongful death law suit in Los Angeles County alleging negligence and defective manufacturing/design on behalf of Cooper Tire Company and Toyota Motor Company USA.
Sanic-Lajpop was driving south on Interstate 15 in Utah with his wife and their two children when the left rear tire tread came apart on the couples 1991 Toyota 4 Runner causing the vehicle to swerve and ultimately roll over. Sanic-Lajpop and Vicente were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their two minor children were taken to an area hospital and later released without serious injury. According to an eye witness, tire tread was seen coming off of the vehicles left rear tire shortly before the vehicle rolled off the highway. It was discovered that the tire that came apart was manufactured by Cooper Tire Company.
The family hired the Nationally renown law firm of Hilliard and Munoz LLP to investigate and later file a law suit on behalf of the estates. Hilliard and Munoz LLP are trial lawyers based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. Bob Hilliard and his legal team have handled numerous cases involving defective vehicles and tires. Bob Hilliard is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the state board of legal specialization for Texas. He has been trying cases against major manufacturers for over 20 years.
If you or a loved one is involved in a tire failure case or vehicle rollover, you may want to seek legal help regarding your legal rights. It is crucial that the attorney you hire get a legal team to the scene of the accident as soon as possible to perform an evaluation of the scene and to acquire critical evidence left as a result of tire tread seperation. Hilliard and Munoz LLP can bring their legal team to wherever you reside upon your request.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Wrongful Death.