In the case of a man who suffered a permanent neck injury in an accident while driving a Ford Aerostar van, a Florida jury recently has awarded $6 million.
Mr. Julian Felipe was traveling to a family vacation in Sarasota in 2002 when a tire blew out, causing the van to roll over and the roof to cave in. Mr. Felipe’s neck was broken during the accident, paralyzing him.
According to the lawsuit, Ford knew there was a propensity for vans and trucks to roll over, especially after a blowout, but failed to provide adequate safety measures to drivers and passengers.
If you know someone injured because of a defect in a car or truck, please contact our injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael L. Neff.