Defective Product Attorney Rob Ammons Files Suit Against Michelin, Ford and Tire Retailer Following Deadly Rollover
The driver of a 2001 Ford Expedition was operating her vehicle on a highway when the left rear tire's tread peeled off. The sudden tire failure caused a loss of control that resulted in the Expedition rolling over. The driver, a 38-year-old Arizona mother of five, was killed in the crash.
In the lawsuit brought on behalf of the woman's parents and children, Rob Ammons claims the Michelin LTX tire that failed was defectively designed, manufactured and marketed by Michelin. According to the lawsuit, the tire lacks adequate aging resistance and a durability feature known as a full nylon cap ply. Additionally, it was marketed without warnings adequate to inform the consumer about the harmful effects of tire aging. The lawsuit also contains allegations that the tire retailer sold the tire when it was already old and was unfit to be placed into service.
Allegations made against Ford in the lawsuit center on the Expedition being prone to loss of directional control following disablement of a rear tire, making rollovers of the top-heavy SUV far too likely.
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.