Georgia Parents of Teens Killed in Rollover Crash Sue Nissan
Last year, a rollover accident tragically claimed the lives of three teenagers. Georgia State Patrol investigators report that a 2006 Nissan pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when the 17 year old driver lost control around a curve. The driver and two backseat passengers, ages 17 and 18, were tragically killed in the accident. The accident additionally claimed the life of a man who was merely mowing his lawn when the truck rolled on top of him. A third passenger sustained injuries in the accident.
The parents of the two deceased teens, those of the injured teen, and the children of the pedestrian killed have now filed suit against Nissan, the makers of the pickup truck involved, claiming that the automaker was at fault for the accident because the truck was built without safety guards that would protect passengers in the event of a rollover crash, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Also named in the lawsuit is the father of the driver of the pickup, who the plaintiff's claim is liable for his minor son's negligence.
The lawsuit claims that the deaths could have been preventable if Nissan had built the truck with safety features, such as electronic stability control and a reinforced cab that would have prevented the truck roof from collapsing. The plaintiffs seek damages for pain and suffering as well as punitive damages.
Crushed Roof Automobile Defects
In the event of a rollover crash, cars and trucks should be built to protect the occupants inside the vehicle to the best extent possible. At times, where the occupants of the vehicle were killed or severely injured due to the roof collapsing, the victims and their families file suit against the vehicle manufacturer.
Injured rollover accident victims will need to retain the assistance of an experienced automobile accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will investigate whether the vehicle structure properly conformed to crashworthiness standards. When the vehicle's roof structure is built in a manner so as to not withstand the impact of an accident, whether due to a design defect or manufacturing defect, the manufacturer should be liable. Your attorney will pursue your action to the fullest extent, seeking compensation for the injured accident victims and family.
Automobile defect claims are complex and will require experienced assistance, so do not delay in seeking the help of an highly experienced automobile accident attorney, who can examine the facts and circumstances of your case as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights. With your attorney's prompt action and dependent on the circumstances of the crash, you could seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and more arising from the accident.
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