Plaintiffs alleged serious injuries resulting from multiple design features of the Ford Explorer. In addition to the rollover issues often associated with the Explorer, this case involved a claim for Ford's defective design of the vehicle's door latch system. As the vehicle rolled over on the highway, both doors flew open, causing the occupants to be thrown about, held in the car only by their seat belts (both occupants were wearing seat belts). Both Plaintiffs sustained their injuries as a result of the doors coming open. The Plaintiffs received a settlement that was confidential in amount.
John G. Simon