Inertia switch shut off engine whilst trying to escape from car hijack - got shot, now paralyzed

Hi, I am after some kind of report or any pointers to use in a lawsuit against Ford. Basically, whilst being car hijacked and in an attempt to escape, the Ford Focus bumped the curb and the inertia switched killed
the engine and that led the perpetrators to calmly walk up to the driver, pull him from the car and cold bloodily shot him which paralyzed him.
I know in UK the police sierras had a huge problem with this in the 1990's.
Please, someone help and point me in a direction.
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The fuel cut-off safety feature did what it was designed to do. Unfortunately so did the hand gun that the perpetrators used to paralyze your friend. Are you going to sue the gun mfg too?
Its amazing what bad things humans can do with the things around them but if your friend was on foot and tripped over the curb and the hijackers then hit him/her with a brick who would you be suing?
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The city?
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I have to wonder, if you friend had driven the car into a tree, would it still be Ford's fault? rying to transfer the blame from the crimilas to an uninvolved third party is just wrong.
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Of course it would. Anyone who thinks Ford should not have been able to detect the oncoming tree and force the car to activate it's breaks is a fool. They can just put one of those fancy rear-detecting bumpers in the front and hook it up to the brakes with a big cable. Ford should be sued if you ever run in to anything.
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This is sad... and there's no salving the grief. But why dont you try suing the killers themselves?
Suppose that your friend had been walking by an alley and gunmen forced him into that alley, and your friend tried to escape ... but blocked from getting to a street, he tried door after door only to find them all locked as a precaution against burglary.
Would you then find an attorney who would try to sue the building occupants for having doors locked?
Note that the inertia switch has saved many more lives from collision fires than it has cost.
If you do find an attorney who will take this case, BEWARE, he's really after YOUR money, or notoriety, and likely YOUR interests come second or third.
Not to mention your friend violated the first rule of robbery victim: GIVE IT UP! - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - What's even sadder is the concept that has been fostered in the new society, that when bad things happen, someone should be liable and sued.
Heard an example the other day... lawyer advice talk-show. elderly lady wants to sue store because after her hubby parked in handicap slot, she got out, lost her balance a little and tripped over the wheel-stop curb.
She said... if it's a handicap spot, there shouldnt be a curb to trip over. Lawyer, while being nice, implied she was an idiot and voiced same as I write above. But he didnt point out the obvious cases of 'seasoned citizens running their cars INTO stores!
I wanted to phone lawyer and ask him to blame the responsible parties for this... his own brethren in the bar.

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Because Ford has money and the thief has none. See the motive now?
Don't laugh too hard. It's the ONLY reason people extend blame beyond reasonable expectations.
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Don't waist time on money in that endeavor, WBMA You have little change of winning in litigation. On can not prevail in a action when a product does what is is intended to do. Fords engineers need only show that the inertia switched is designed to disengage in a collision that produces at least one 'G' force to deactivate the fuel pump. Striking a curb will not produce a 'G' in any event. You would have a better change bringing an action if the switch did NOT disengage at one 'G' force. LOL
Why not did it the right way and sue the perpetrator for wrongful death instead?
mike hunt
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snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote in part:

Obviously because the guilty party (perpetrator) has no money but the innocent party (Ford) does. -- Jim Chinnis Warrenton, Virginia, USA
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Jim Chinnis wrote: > Obviously because the guilty party (perpetrator) has no money but

Buncha dang Republicans! ;) We all....'scuse me, You all just want to screw the little guy.
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Obviously, that was a rhetorical question.
mike hunt
Jim Chinnis wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

Hey mike hunt, WTF happened to your spelling and grammar? Were you just incensed by this post or is there something amiss. I'm asking seriously, out of concern. You are usually very articulate. Just wondering.
            Regards,Tom Adkins
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I typed a bit slower. ;)
mike hunt
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Somehow its Fords fault that some dumbass shot someone? The sue-happy mentality is amazing to me. I think we should tie the shooter down, run him over with the Focus to see if THAT kicks the inertia switch off. If it does or doesnt, SEVERAL trys are in order just to be sure....

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On 21 Jul 2005 06:38:47 -0700, Indrapoera wrote:

How much you will pay for this research? You lawyers know how to charge for every minute spent on a case, so please pay the good people who will research this for you.
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