East Texas suit cites Ford for faulty seatbelts.

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 8, 2007, 6:28am

Ford F-150 interior

MARSHALL -- When Billy and Cecelia Hall's 2006 Ford F-150 entered into a roll sequence, they were partially ejected which caused them many serious, permanent and disabling injuries.

In the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas on July 26, the plaintiffs allege that their injuries were the result of Ford's faulty seatbelts.

Specifically calling the restraint devices inadequate, unreasonably dangerous, and defective, the suit asserts product liability, negligence and gross negligence against Ford Motor Company and the manufacturer of the restraints, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc.

Plaintiffs are seeking damages for bystander recovery, and serious personal injuries. Those injuries include Billy Hall's cervical fractures and brain injuries and Cecelia Hall's partial left leg amputation.

Attorney J. Hunter Craft of Houston is representing the plaintiffs.

U.S. District Judge T. John Ward will preside over the case.

Case No. 2:07-cv-00312

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