Attorney Rob Ammons has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 20-year-old woman who was involved in a minor collision in Brazoria County, Texas. The young woman was traveling as a front seat passenger in a 2007 Ford Mustang when it was struck by a vehicle who failed to yield the right-of-way. Although the forces involved in the crash were minimal, the airbag exploded, expelling metal shrapnel into the face of the woman causing her to completely lose her left eye as well as suffer other traumatic injuries to her face and hearing.
Ammons claims in the suit that the passenger’s side frontal airbag system as designed by Ford was defective and unsafe for its intended purpose in that the system was unreasonably dangerous in a minor collision. Further, the lawsuit states that Ford knew or should have known that the airbag system had an excessively energetic inflator and would deploy with excessive explosive force in foreseeable collisions, as well as expel shrapnel that could injure or kill vehicle occupants.
The deadly and dangerous airbags such as those installed in the 2007 Ford Mustang are considered to be one of the biggest disasters in automotive history. Since 2014, more than 140 million airbags have been recalled across the globe while many of the inflators are still installed in vehicles across America – truly ticking time bombs. At least 25 people have been killed by exploding airbag inflators and hundreds more have been injured, although experts say these numbers could be far higher than reported.
Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury 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 has a nationwide personal injury practice focusing on tire defects, truck accidents, rollovers, consumer protection and product liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seatbelt defects, airbag defects, plant explosions and policyholder litigation against insurance companies.