SUV Rollover and Defective Seat Belt Seriously Injures Retiree
FACTS & ALLEGATIONS: FACTS & ALLEGATIONS:
Martha Doe, a 66 year old retiree, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer SUV when she lost control of the vehicle. The SUV hit a ditch and rolled over . Doe’s seat belt allegedly unlatched, and she was partially ejected from the vehicle through a broken window.
Doe suffered a head injury, fractures to her ribs, arm, hip, leg and back, a bruised kidney; and connective tissue injuries to her face and scalp. Her medical expenses totaled about $910,500. Her husband retired early to care for his wife, resulting in an income loss of about $54,200 annually over a period of three years.
Doe and her husband sued the SUV manufacturer and retailer, alleging the vehicle was unreasonably dangerous in that in that it was unstable and provided inadequate occupant protection. Plaintiffs argued that Doe’s seat belt had unlatched and that various components, such as the pillars, roof and windows had failed to withstand foreseeable crash forces.
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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.