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Defective Design: Ford Rollover Results in Death

On September 1, 2004, a 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by Josephine Garza, became uncontrollable and rolled, crushing the roof and killing Ms. Garza. At the time of the accident, Ms. Garza was properly wearing her seatbelt. There was no significant roof deformation to the passenger side of the vehicle. As such, Mr. Larimore, the front seat passenger, walked away from the accident.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP filed suit against Ford Motor Company contending a product defect involving “roof crush”, the inability of the Ford Expedition’s roof to maintain its integrity during a foreseeable rollover accident. This case settled for a confidential sum.