The 60-year-old driver of a 2003 Ford F250 was operating his vehicle on an interstate in Westfork, Arkansas when the roadway suddenly became exceptionally slick. The F250 skidded off the interstate and rolled over. The driver sustained head and spinal cord injuries from which he died five days later.
In the lawsuit brought against Ford on behalf of the man’s estate, Rob Ammons claims the F250 is not crashworthy in foreseeable rollovers because of defective rollover protection and occupant containment components and systems. Specifically, it is alleged by Ammons that the F250’s weak roof collapsed over the driver’s seat, that the driver’s door opened unintentionally, and that the seat belt allowed for excessive movement of the driver away from his seat in this rollover, resulting in his partial ejection from the vehicle and his mortal injuries.
It is also alleged in the lawsuit that Ford was negligent with respect to the design of the F250’s defective rollover protection and containment systems as well as in failing to conduct dynamic rollover testing of the vehicle in order to properly assess the performance of such systems in foreseeable real-world rollovers.
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.