Rollover Deaths and Injuries in Ford Trucks
Rollovers are some of the most catastrophic motor vehicle accidents on the road. Rollovers kill victims at a greater rate than any other type of crash. In an effort to reasonably protect customers in rollover accidents, vehicle manufacturers must test the designs of their roof systems before selling their vehicles.
Many older Ford truck models failed their roof safety tests, only for Ford Motor Company to release the defective trucks anyway. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we believe in holding automakers accountable for acts of negligence that contribute to customer deaths and injuries. If you were recently in a rollover accident or a loved one died in a Ford truck, please contact us for a free consultation. You may have a case against the company.
Why Choose Butler Wooten & Peak LLP?
- We do not use a turnkey approach to personal injury law. Instead, we formulate our legal strategies specifically for each client.
- We have an outstanding record of success, including litigating the first case won against Fiat Chrysler America for one of its defective Jeeps.
- We take Ford truck rollover death and injury cases on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront fees for clients.
- We represent clients after Ford F-250 Super Duty rollovers and Ford F-350 accident injuries.
Why You Need an Attorney
Going up against a powerful corporation such as Ford Motor Company requires assistance from an attorney if you wish to have a strong case. A lawyer will have the knowledge and experience in settlement negotiation to improve your chances of securing a fair amount. If Ford refuses to settle for a reasonable amount, your lawyer can take the company to court in pursuit of better compensation. You will not need to worry about Ford taking advantage of you after you hire a lawyer to represent your best interests.
What Is Wrong With Ford Trucks?
Rollover accidents kill thousands of victims every year. Most of these vehicles do not contain defects; the accidents are simply serious enough to take victims’ lives even with a properly functioning roof system. The problem with many Ford trucks, however, is that a defective roof system increases the odds of serious injuries and deaths in rollover crashes.
Ford Motor Co. originally designed Ford F-Series, Heavy Duty and Super Duty trucks to be too heavy, with dangerously high centers of gravity. To remedy these issues, Ford hollowed out their vital roof support pillars and removed materials from the roofs. While this immediately lightened the trucks, it also weakened the roof system to the point of being dangerous for customers.
Despite evidence showing Ford knew the lighter roofs did not pass safety tests and would not withstand the weight of the trucks in rollover accidents, Ford released the trucks to the public. This was, we believe, an act of gross negligence that has contributed to dozens of preventable injuries and deaths over the years. It is our mission to bring Ford to justice for their defective trucks.
Product Liability Laws
If a rollover accident involved a defective roof that crushed passengers, victims or their surviving family members may have grounds for product liability claims against the manufacturing company. In the case of defective Ford Super Duty and F-Series trucks, victims may have claims against Ford for knowingly selling trucks with defective roof designs. Evidence of this could be enough to build a negligence-based lawsuit against Ford. Even without proof of negligence, however, a victim may be able to hold Ford responsible through strict product liability laws.
Contact Our Lawyers Today
The best way to pursue compensation from Ford Motor Company for Ford truck rollover deaths or injuries is with help from an attorney. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have the experience and passion to build strong claims on behalf of our clients. We understand Ford rollover and roof crush accident cases and have litigated claims against Ford in the past. Find out if you have a case today by contacting us for a free consultation.