Johnson County, Missouri — Richard Sechrest sustained serious injuries when his 2009 Ford vehicle rolled over.
According to reports, the vehicle crashed into a ditch, overturned, and struck a fence before resting on its top.
No other details have been provided.
Ford trucks have a history of dangerous rollover accidents.
Whenever serious accidents happen, people tend to focus on what caused the accident — and with good reason. People need to be careful to avoid accidents.
However, in rollover accidents (especially with trucks and SUVs), even careful drivers are seriously injured and killed when their truck fails to protect them. In accidents where the truck does not protect from injury, the vehicle is deemed defective.
When put to the test, seatbelts must restrain, airbags must deploy, and roofs must stay intact. Unfortunately, we have handled hundreds of cases across the country for innocent motorists who were injured or killed because the vehicle they traveled was dangerously defective.
In Ford Trucks specifically, we have helped dozens of people who have suffered life-changing, and often fatal, injuries when their truck’s roof collapsed in and crushed them.
This is unacceptable. Manufacturers must produce vehicles that protect their customers and need to recall vehicles that don’t. When this is not done, and someone is seriously injured or killed, the manufacturer needs to be held responsible for the harm.
Given the history of Ford trucks, the injured may have been injured because of a defect in the truck. Trained professionals will need to inspect the vehicle as soon as possible to determine if the injuries suffered should have been prevented.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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