Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2007
The Kane Community Law non-profit organization is reaching out to churches and non-profits who have purchased potentially dangerous Ford E350 15-passenger vans. A national registry is being compiled in order to keep the owners of these vehicles up-to-date concerning the current class action lawsuits filed against Ford Motor Company on behalf of churches throughout the country. The current class action requests Ford to pay damages to the churches that purchased Ford E-350 vans for selling these vehicles while concealing knowledge of their dangers.
More than half a million 15-passenger church vans are on the road, and 21,000 continue to be sold each year putting millions of people at risk. Thousands have been killed or seriously injured while traveling in 15-passenger church vans. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration issued a report discussing that when loaded with 10 or more occupants, the rollover ratio for 15-passenger vans is three times that when loaded with five passengers or less. When carrying over fifteen passengers, the rollover ratio increases to 70 percent.
Trial Magazine recently reported that although Ford and other manufacturers knew of this design flaw, the company ignored the advice of its engineers and marketed the 15-passenger van exposing occupants to the risk of injury. Furthermore, the National Transportation Safety Board sent Ford a Safety Recommendation, informing the company that the vans were hazardous and in need of modification.
Kane Community Law is a church based non-profit organization that provides information about available class action and catastrophic injury relief. As a service to the community, KCL provides a national registry for churches of all denominations and non-profit organizations to heighten awareness, and provide updates on legal proceedings concerning the pending class action lawsuit.
To register your church and receive safety information, contact:
Pastor Thiess Miles, Ensamples Church Mission & Ministry 215-307-3202
P.O. Box 5368 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142
David C. Kane, R.Ph., J.D.
Kane Community Law Non-Profit Organization
Toll Free: 1-800-961-5681