$530,000 Settlement for Auto Product Liability
- Date: Winter 2015
- Attorney: Harris S. Feldman
- Settlement: $530,000
- Practice Areas: Auto Product Liability, Vehicle Rollover
Vehicle designers and manufacturers know that SUVs are far more likely to roll over than other vehicles. That’s why they need to use available technology to prevent rollovers as well as materials that prevent injury if a rollover occurs . The firm represented a woman whose arm was seriously injured when it was partially ejected out of her broken window during a rollover. That vehicle did not have an available electronic stability control system, which could have prevented the loss of control and the rollover. The SUV also didn’t have available laminated side windows that could have prevented the window from breaking and may have kept our client’s arm inside the vehicle during the crash. The case settled prior to trial.