SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATED FOR MAN OVER FATAL TIRE DETREADING
William Bush, Individually and as Personal Representative, etc., et al. v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Ford Motor Company, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2006-001771
A 2009 confidential settlement of a case where a rear tire de-tread resulted in loss of control of Ford vehicle, which caused rollover, ejection and death of plaintiff’s decedent. Plaintiffs claimed a tire defect caused the tire to detread at high speed on the interstate. Plaintiffs also alleged defective door latch design which caused the passenger side door to unlatch and open during the rollover, thereby resulting in the death of the driver’s wife who was seat belted.