Ford Motor Company Sued After Explorer Sport Trac Proves Uncrashworthy in Rollover

Ford Motor Company Sued After Explorer Sport Trac Proves Uncrashworthy in Rollover

In a wrongful death lawsuit filed by attorney Rob Ammons, it is claimed that a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac was defective and failed to provide necessary occupant protection to a 29-year-old El Paso woman in a rollover crash.

The woman was the right front passenger in the Explorer Sport Trac when it rolled over. The vehicle came to rest on its roof. Although she was wearing her seat belt, the woman suffered serious and multiple traumatic injuries from which she later died, leaving her parents and a young daughter behind. The lawsuit claims the vehicle was defective and not crashworthy in this rollover because its roof collapsed, its seat belt failed to couple the woman to her seat as the vehicle rolled, and the side window glass shattered and vacated the window openings. These rollover protection failures combined to allow the woman’s body to move out of her seat and not only make contact with the collapsing top structure of the SUV but also to be partially ejected from the vehicle through the broken out windows. “Ford has a long and undistinguished history of building light trucks with weak roofs, seat belts that do not lock and stay locked in rollovers, and glass that shatters and creates portals for partial or complete occupant ejection,” says Ammons.

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.

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