Torts Keyed to Henderson
Heaton v. Ford Motor Co.
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After purchasing a new ford truck, Heaton (Plaintiff) expected to use the truck for regular activities including driving on surface streets and off-road driving for hunting. One day, while driving, the Plaintiff struck a rock which had no immediate effect on the truck. Approximately 35 miles later, the car veered off the road and flipped. It was determined one of the wheels was detached from the “spider” the interior portion of the wheel which is attached to the rim of the wheel. Heaton brought suit against Ford (defendant) claiming the vehicle was a defective product. Trial court ruled in favor of the defendant and the plaintiff appeals.
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