March, 2010 – A Montgomery County jury awarded the estate of Catherine Parker $2.75 million against Ford Motor Company on March 12, 2010. Parker was killed in July 2007 when her 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over during a crash. Beasley Allen attorneys Benjamin E. Baker, J. Cole Portis and J. Greg Allen represented Parker’s estate against defendant Ford Motor Company.  The jury determined that the Explorer was defective by design because the roof structure is too weak in the event of a rollover crash.

Ben Baker, Beasley Allen Attorney
Ben Baker

Ben focuses on product liability cases, especially vehicle crashworthiness.

Cole Portis, Beasley Allen Attorney
Cole Portis

Cole is the firm's Personal Injury Section Head.

Greg Allen, Beasley Allen Attorney
Greg Allen

Greg is our lead products liability attorney.


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