Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2008
Ford Motor Company agreed to an out-of-court settlement of a fatal15-passenger Ford E-350 van accident case that alleged a defective Goodyear tire. The lawsuit was brought by Jose Estrada and Rita Cruz Quintero, on behalf of the estate of their daughter, Jessica Estrada. The terms of the settlement agreement required the parents to keep the settlement amount "Confidential." National automobile defect law firm Bisnar Chase represented the parents in the Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC 354232.
On May 27, 2006, Jose Estrada was driving a 2005 Ford E-350 15-passengeer van that carried several members of his family on their return trip to San Diego from a family vacation when a rear Goodyear tire failed according to the police report. The failed tire caused Estrada to lose control of the van according to the report. The van rolled over, collapsing the roof, causing fatal injuries to Jessica Estrada.
According to the lawsuit, Ford knowingly designed and manufactured the Ford E-350 15-paseenger van with defective roof supports, did not use an advanced electronic stability system that was readily available and used tires that were defectively designed and manufactured by Goodyear. Ford put their profits ahead of consumer safety, according to the lawsuit.
"The 15-passenger van is probably the most dangerous non-commercial vehicle on our highways," said Brian Chase, who led the litigation team. "Users of these vans typically have no idea how inherently dangerous these vehicles are until it is too late. What is a real shame is that for a few hundred dollars Ford could make these vans substantially safer."
About Bisnar Chase
Bisnar Chase is a California personal injury law firm that represents people who have been very seriously injured because of an accident, a defective product or negligence. Most of their accident and defective product cases are auto-related. They include cases against negligent drivers who have caused serious traffic accidents and against auto companies like Ford and General Motors that have manufactured defective vehicles. For more information, visit: http://www.auto-defect-attorneys.com, http://www.bisnar-chase.com and http://www.californiainjuryblog.com