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Suit Filed Against Ford in Expedition Rollover

On behalf of a catastrophically injured 36-year-old Texas woman, Rob Ammons has filed suit against Ford Motor Company. The lawsuit cites excessive crush of a 2003 Ford Expedition’s roof in a motor vehicle collision for causing the injuries.

As the woman headed home from work in her Ford Expedition, she began to cross an intersection. Another vehicle entered the same intersection against a red light, striking the Ford Expedition. After the collision, the Ford Expedition spun and rolled onto its passenger side. Its top slid into a crosswalk sign pole after which the vehicle popped back up onto its wheels.

Rob Ammons claims in the lawsuit that the Ford Expedition’s roof was exceptionally weak and collapsed on the woman as it struck the sign pole. It is alleged in the lawsuit that the woman, who was still belted inside the vehicle as it came to rest, sustained a spinal cord injury that she would not have suffered had the roof maintained its integrity. The injury was to her cervical spine and has left her tetraplegic.

While the Plaintiff would not have sustained her catastrophic injury if the Ford Expedition had been crashworthy, the driver of the other vehicle was also named in the suit. Ammons alleged that the driver’s disregard of the red light was negligent and caused the collision.

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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