On behalf of the surviving husband and children of a 51-year-old Texas woman, Rob Ammons has filed suit against Chrysler for defects in a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 alleged to have caused the woman’s death and serious injuries to a second occupant.
The woman, who was the Ram’s driver, was killed. Her son, who was a passenger in the Ram, was injured and also witnessed his mother’s suffering and death.
In the lawsuit, Ammons claims the Ram’s lacked a critical handling feature known as electronic stability control (ESC), control over the vehicle’s path was lost and could not be regained.
It was also alleged that the Ram’s roof was weak and incapable of preserving the survival space for its occupants in rollover.
Ammons noted, “According to data from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one-third of fatal accidents could be prevented through the use of ESC. When an automaker chooses not to equip a vehicle with such technology and loss of directional control results in a rollover, the fact that the vehicle’s roof then collapses is inexcusable.”
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.