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Rob Ammons Files Rollover Lawsuit Against Ford for Uncrashworthy F-250

Attorney Rob Ammons claims in a recently-filed lawsuit that the rollover protection system of a 1996 Ford F-250 pickup is defective and failed to provide necessary occupant protection to a 22-year-old Colorado man in a rollover crash. The F-250, in which the man was a passenger, was traveling on an interstate in Weld County, Colorado when the pickup veered off the roadway and began to roll before coming to rest on its top.

In the lawsuit, Ammons alleges that the F-250’s rollover protection system – specifically a weak roof – was defective and uncrashworthy in rollover events. According to the lawsuit, the roof of the F-250 involved in the rollover collapsed and compromised the survival space to the man, resulting in serious brain and spinal trauma. Ammons contends there were safer economically and technologically feasible alternative designs available to Ford for use in the pickup which would have prevented these injuries.

Medical expenses incurred by the man total approximately $1.57 million while the costs of meeting future treatment and care needs for the remainder of his life were projected at an additional $11.3 million.

“This case is about yet another young person’s life destroyed by the incredibly weak roof of this truck,” says Ammons.

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 and plant explosions.

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