Ford F-Series Truck Roof Design Defects
You have the right to expect a reasonably safe vehicle design when you get behind the wheel of a new car or truck. Unfortunately, not all automakers fulfill their duties to consumers to make safe vehicles. One of these automakers is Ford Motor Company. Many of Ford’s F-Series trucks have defective roof designs that have contributed to catastrophic rollover and roof-crush accidents. If you have been in one of these types of accidents and think you might have a case against Ford Motor Co., contact the lawyers at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP for a free consultation.
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About Ford F-Series Roof Defects
Multiple consumers have brought lawsuits against Ford Motor Co. after their F-Series trucks failed to perform correctly in accidents. While Ford has a responsibility to crash-test its trucks and remedy known problems, it negligently released trucks with weak roofs to the public. The F-Series trucks have weak roof structures that cannot adequately withstand the heavy weight of the truck in a rollover accident. This can lead to the roof caving inward and potentially crushing vehicle occupants in a rollover.
On top of a weak roof structure, F-Series trucks are also missing roll-activated safety canopies. This is another defect that contributes to roof crush. Ford Motor Co. debuted F-Series trucks with weak roofs because it needed to make the trucks lighter. To do so, it removed weight from the roof and support pillars of the cab of the trucks. While this worked to decrease weight and improve the trucks’ centers of gravity, it increased the risk of roof crush in rollover crashes.
Common Injuries in Roof Crush Accidents
The roof and support pillars are imperative vehicle parts for passenger protection in a rollover accident. They maintain the bubble of safety truck occupants have to protect them in a rollover. If a weak roof or support pillars crunch inward when the truck rolls over, the bubble pops. The roof and the rest of the vehicle can crush passengers between them, causing catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries.
- Broken or shattered bones
- Traumatic amputations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Wrongful death
Victims of Ford F-Series roof crush accidents have suffered life-changing and fatal injuries because of truck design defects. Had Ford Motor Co. designed the roofs with better safety in mind, these tragedies might not have happened. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, it is our mission to hold vehicle manufacturers accountable for the injuries and deaths their defective products cause. We may be able to help you obtain compensation after a devastating rollover accident in a defective Ford F-Series truck.
Contact a Ford F-Series Defective Truck Accident Lawyer
Ford markets its vehicles under a Built Tough slogan, yet it has failed to ensure the strength of a critical vehicle component in its F-Series: the roof. If you were injured or a loved one died in a Ford F-Series truck due to roof crush, please contact us for a free case review. We can use proven legal strategies to help you bring a claim against Ford Motor Company in pursuit of fair compensation for your losses. Ford may owe you for your economic and noneconomic damages. Call (866) 615-8140 to request a free consultation today.