On behalf of a 39-year-old Montana woman who lost both her husband and young daughter in a rollover crash, Rob Ammons has filed suit against Toyota and Safelite. The lawsuit cites defects in a Tundra pickup for the victims’ deaths.
While traveling on a North Dakota highway one December afternoon, the family’s 2005 Toyota Tundra contacted an icy patch and went out of control. The pickup crossed the highway’s median and rolled over.
In the lawsuit, it is claimed that the pickup should have been equipped with a safety feature called electronic stability control (ESC) that would have allowed the driver to maintain directional control over the vehicle. It was also alleged in the lawsuit that the Tundra was not capable of providing adequate protection to its occupants in rollover crashes. Specifically, the Plaintiff claimed that the roof pillars were prone to deforming and there was no side curtain airbag to help contain the occupants completely within the vehicle.
Safelite, who had installed a windshield on the Tundra, was also named as a defendant. According to the lawsuit, the windshield separated from the pickup in this crash and exacerbated the movement of the roof’s pillars. As a result, the driver and rear-seat passenger were partially ejected from the pickup, despite the fact that they were wearing their seat belts.
Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.
The Ammons Law Firm’s practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers, and workplace negligence.