Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC trial attorney Bradley Leger filed a product liability wrongful death lawsuit against GM on behalf of a Texas family who lost their 66 year old mother when she was killed in a June 24, 2017 rollover crash.
According to the lawsuit, at around 11 a.m., the 2013 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban sustained a tire blowout which caused the vehicle to rollover. At the time of the crash, the woman was properly seated and properly wearing the available 3-point seat belt. However, despite properly wearing her seatbelt, the woman sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle failed to protect her due to a myriad of defects, including a defect which allowed for excessive roof crush thereby failing to maintain adequate survival space.
The lawsuit further alleges that the GM truck was defective as it failed to provide Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and was not equipped with side-curtain/rollover airbags. According to Mr. Leger, “photographic evidence taken at the scene of the crash clearly shows the victim wearing her seatbelt. However, her head had been crushed due to the roof lacking the proper structural integrity. Tragically, seven children are now left without a mother.”
Bradley Leger is a nationwide personal injury attorney that primarily focuses on auto defects, hernia mesh defects, product liability, truck accidents, airbag and seatbelt failures, rollovers, catastrophic injuries, RV/Boat and house fires, nursing home neglect, and medical malpractice.