In numerous tests and accidents, Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 have proven susceptible to sudden acceleration. This auto design flaw has been cited in numerous court cases. If you have been injured because of this flaw, you need to consider your legal options. Talking with an experienced personal injury attorney is a good first step.
Injury Cases — Product Liability
In worst-case scenarios, people have been injured and killed in accidents caused by this product defect. Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., is a zealous and skillful advocate on behalf of people who have been injured or lost family members because of auto defects. We are prepared to evaluate your auto accident case when a Ford vehicle’s sudden acceleration propensity may have contributed to the accident.
Consumer Protection Cases
Even when accidents have not occurred, customers who purchased vehicles with this defect have been cheated of value that they believed they were paying for when purchasing a Ford product. Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., is one of several law firms that has contributed to a class-action lawsuit, still underway, on behalf of customers who had bought Ford vehicles.
Causes of action in the civil complaints vary from state to state, depending on where the Ford vehicles had been purchased. Examples include:
- Violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (nationwide)
- Breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability and unjust enrichment (in West Virginia)
- Violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
- Breach of express warranty and fraud by concealment, also in Florida
- Violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act
- Violation of the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act
If you bought or leased a Ford vehicle manufactured between 2002 and 2010 equipped with an electronic throttle control system but not equipped with adequate fail-safe systems to prevent incidents of sudden unintended acceleration, talk to us. One of our lawyers can explain more about the class-action lawsuit and how you can join in the litigation. If you have suffered injury, we can represent you in a personal injury claim.
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Contact Our Firm For a Free Initial Consultation With an Attorney
If you have been injured by a Ford vehicle that suddenly accelerated and you believe that a design or manufacturing flaw is to blame, contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our product liability attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.