Passenger Car Rollover Results in Roof Crushing Occupant
Linda Doe, 50, was a belted front seat passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier when it left the road and rolled over. Her door opened during the rollover. When the car came to rest, Doe was hanging upside down, still belted in her seat, with her head wedged against the roof.
Doe suffered spinal fractures at CS-& and underwent spinal fusion therapy at C5-T1. Initially, she experienced almost complete paralysis in her lower limbs, as well as neurogenic bowel and bladder syndrome.
Doe sued the manufacturer of the car, alleging it was not sufficiently crashworthy in that the roof was not strong enough to withstand the foreseeable forces of a rollover. Plaintiff also alleged the vehicle’s seat belt failed to properly hold her during the incident and the door latch failed , allowing the door to come open.
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Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas. The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.