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Ford Can Be Sued in States Where Accidents Occurred, Supreme Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for consumers injured by products to sue their manufacturers, unanimously ruling that courts have jurisdiction over lawsuits filed in the consumers’ home states notwithstanding that the products were made and sold elsewhere so long as the manufacturers did substantial business in the states.

The case arose from two car accidents involving vehicles made by Ford Motor Company. In one, Markkaya Gullett was driving her 1996 Explorer near her Montana home when the tread separated from a tire. The vehicle spun into a ditch and flipped over, … Read more

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Motor vehicle accidents are common occurrences in Arizona and result in thousands of injuries and fatalities each year. The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that in 2018 alone, 127,056 crashes were reported to law enforcement in the state. Out of those crashes, 28.73% resulted in injuries and 0.72% resulted in fatalities, injuring 53,376 people and killing 1,010. More needs to be done to reduce the number of accidents. According to a report from the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford Law School, 90% of car accidents are caused at least in part by human error.

If you have been injured in a car accident seek the advice of a car accident attorney. In Phoenix contact Hutzler Law PLLC. In the Phoenix AZ area call (602) 730-4530 or visit us at HutzlerLaw.com … Read more
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