Product Defect Attorney Rob Ammons Files Suit Against Ford Motor Company
in Rollover of Uncrashworthy Explorer Sport Trac
In a lawsuit brought on behalf of the surviving children of a 60-year-old man who was killed and for a 31-year-old woman who was catastrophically injured, Rob Ammons blames several defects in a Texas family's 2001 Explorer Sport Trac for these harms.
The Explorer Sport Trac was being operated by the man's wife when it rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. The man was seated in the left rear of the vehicle while the woman, a family friend, was seated in the front. These passengers were wearing their seat belts. The man was completely ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. The woman's upper body made contact with the collapsing roof and was then partially ejected, resulting in a severe traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit claims the vehicle was defective and not crashworthy because its roof collapsed, its seat belts failed to couple the occupants to their seats, and the side window glass shattered and vacated the window openings. According to the lawsuit, these failures combined to rob these passengers of critically important occupant protection benefits and, instead, allowed excessive occupant movement and ejection. "The inability of rollover protection systems to properly restrain passengers and keep them completely inside the vehicle in foreseeable rollover crashes is a long-standing problem with Ford's light truck vehicles," 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.