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Bridgestone Suit Settled - Ammons Law

Bridgestone Suit Settled


Tire Defect Lawyer Rob Ammons Settles Suit Against Bridgestone Americas and Ford Motor Company After Tread Separation Rollover

January 17, 2010 Houston, Tx.: A lawsuit claiming Bridgestone Americas and Ford Motor Company were responsible for the death of Roy Irwin Heck has been settled.

Heck was a passenger in a 1998 Ford Explorer when the vehicle's left rear tire- a Firestone Wilderness AT suffered a tread separation. The vehicle became uncontrollable, entered into a skid and overturned twice, coming to rest on its drivers' side. During the incident, Roy Heck sustained injuries from which he later died.

Accident attorney Rob Ammons and Heck's parents brought a wrongful death suit against manufacturers of the Explorer and Wilderness AT tire and Ford Motor Company.

"The Explorer and Wilderness AT tire was defective and Bridgestone was negligent in the design, manufacture and sale of the tire," says Ammons in the lawsuit. "In addition, because of the Ford Explorer's low understeer gradient design, the rear tire's tread separation caused the vehicle's rear axle to vibrate and its rear end to break away, resulting in a loss of directional control and rollover."

Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons' law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.

The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.