A 24-year old mother and her 6-week old baby girl were injured when their 2004 Ford Explorer unexpectedly rolled over them while the mother was unloading groceries from the front passenger seat, according to the website, JustSayNews.com. The passenger door knocked the woman and her child down after the truck began to roll down the inclined drive way. The right front tire ran over the woman’s ankles and feet, but the infant sustained severe internal injuries and later died at a local hospital.
Defective vehicles pose many dangers even when off the road. Investigators aren’t sure why the vehicle rolled backwards and the truck will be examined fully by mechanics who specialize in Ford Explorers. It is possible that a defective part on the truck caused it to roll, in which case the victim may seek restitution for her losses. Sadly, no amount of monetary compensation will bring her baby girl back, but it may help with the financial burden of medical bills, funeral costs and pain and suffering.
As parents ourselves, we at Breyer Law understand how precious the lives of children are and the unthinkable grief that’s endured when a child’s life is lost. Especially when these tragedies are caused by another person’s negligence, the need for parents to have answers is significant. As Phoenix personal injury attorneys, we’ll help you understand your legal rights and explain all of your options so that you may make the best decision for you and your family. Contact us today at (602) 978-6400 for a free evaluation of your case.