Lawsuit claims Ford Motor Co. is responsible for accident

Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm    

A lawsuit has been filed against Ford Motor Co. that alleges that their failure to inform dealers and customers about a tire defect, in order to prevent another recall, caused a man’s death in a van rollover accident.

The lawsuit claims that the company is responsible for the wrongful death of the man and they are asking that three plaintiffs receive anywhere between $175 million to $185 million in compensation.

The lawsuit alleges that the company knew of the tire defect, but did not warn consumers in order to avoid a the negative PR that would come with it. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the wife and two sons of a 41-year-old man that was killed after a Ford F-350 Econoline van rollover that occurred in 2004.

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