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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SUV Rollover Accident is the Cause of Baseball Player's Death

A 2001 lawsuit filed against the Ford Motor Company was finally settled in Jackson, Mississippi recently. A jury declared that the Ford Explorer being driven by baseball player Brian Cole caused his death due to the unsafe nature of the vehicle and the defective safety belts. An award of $131 million dollars was given to the family of Brian Cole for the actual damages sustained and a dollar amount for punitive damages has not yet been established.

According to reports, Brian Cole and his cousin, Ryan Cole, were driving home to Meridian, Mississippi from spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Both passengers were wearing their seat-belts when the SUV rollover accident occurred. Brian Cole was thrown from the vehicle and, upon arriving at Jackson Memorial Hospital, was pronounced dead from his injuries

SUV rollovers are a common auto accident that can cause serious personal injury or wrongful death. SUV rollover accidents occur because of the high center of gravity and the narrow body of the vehicles. The style of SUVs makes them prone to rolling over in cases where the driver has to turn sharply or swerve to try and avoid an oncoming vehicle or object in the road. In the case of Brian Cole, his seatbelt was defective and he was thrown from the vehicle. He may have survived the auto accident if his seatbelt had functioned properly.

If you or someone you love has been in an SUV rollover accident in Jackson, Mississippi, please contact the Cochran Firm's experienced Jackson, Mississippi SUV rollover accident attorneys today to schedule a consultation about your case.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:38 AM

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