Ford Truck Roof Strength and Safety
Defective vehicles contribute to hundreds of accidents, injuries and deaths in the U.S. every year. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we believe auto manufacturers have the power to prevent these accidents through smart vehicle designs, proper crash testing and adherence to federal safety standards. When they fail to ensure the safety of their vehicles to save time or money, tragedies occur.
Our product liability lawyers have earned a national reputation for going up against powerful vehicle corporations, including Ford Motor Company, and winning. For example, we were the first firm to win a case against Fiat Chrysler America for a defective Jeep in 2015. If you or a loved one was in an accident involving a Ford truck roof defect, please contact us for a free consultation.
Why Choose Butler Wooten & Peak LLP?
- We have helped clients around the country pursue fair and full compensation from major corporations such as vehicle manufacturers.
- We use an aggressive and sophisticated approach to product liability law to achieve outstanding results for our clients.
- We prepare each case for trial so we are ready to take a defendant to court if he or she refuses to offer a fair settlement.
- We accept defective vehicle claims involving Ford F-250 Super Duty rollovers and Ford F-350 accident injuries on contingency fee basis.
Why You Need a Product Liability Lawyer
If you go up against a company such as Ford by yourself, you are inviting problems such as liability disputes and insurance bad faith practices. It is an unfortunate reality that many insurance companies and their aggressive legal teams do not treat claims fairly. They take advantage of unrepresented clients to try to save money. Hiring a lawyer, on the other hand, can prevent bad faith dealings and lead to better compensation for your losses. Your attorney can deal with insurance settlement arguments while you concentrate on getting well.
About Ford Truck Roof Strength and Safety Problems
Ford did not build all of its trucks as tough as its slogan leads consumers to believe. It removed critical weight from the roof and support pillars in several trucks’ designs that compromise the overall safety of the vehicles. Ford’s F-Series and Super Duty trucks, in particular, have caused multiple deaths in rollover accidents due to the roof crushing passengers. Lawsuits against Ford allege the company knew the roof structure was dangerously weak for the truck’s weight, yet failed to repair the issue before releasing the trucks to consumers.
Ford trucks that contain defective roof designs are mainly the 1999 to 2007 models of Heavy Duty trucks, Super Duty trucks and F-Series trucks. These trucks may be more prone to roof crush accidents in rollovers due to documented strength and safety problems. Ford allegedly removed weight from the roof structure to provide a safer center of gravity without warning consumers or preventing potential problems. Reports show that Ford knew about the dangerous flaw thanks to computer testing, yet further weakened the roofs to save money.
Contact Us to File a Claim
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we think it is unacceptable that Ford Motor Co. released trucks with known roof defects to the public. Due to the company’s focus on profits over public safety, several victims are no longer with us and many others have suffered catastrophic injuries. Roof crush injuries in Ford truck rollover accidents can range from internal organ damage to permanent spinal cord injuries.
We have made it our mission to fight against Ford Motor Co. on behalf of those affected by their defective trucks. If you or someone you love was in a rollover accident in a Ford truck and the roof collapsed inward, causing serious injuries, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. Find out whether you have a claim today during a free consultation. Contact us online or call (866) 615-8140 to speak directly to a product liability lawyer.