A woman in Hazel Township is taking General Motors to court over injuries she suffered in a car crash she says was preventable. The Pennsylvania woman and her husband are suing for personal injury following a car accident on Jan. 6. The suit was filed on Oct. 28 and will be presided over in a federal district court.
The accident report shows that the woman and her husband were driving on Interstate 81 when their vehicle left the road and struck another car. They have alleged that even though the woman was properly restrained by a seat belt at the time of the crash, she was still seriously injured. Thus, they claim that their vehicle was not crash-worthy and that General Motors was aware of the potential safety failings but did not notify them of the risks.
The couple is seeking actual damages, the cost of the suit, pre and post-judgment interest going back to the day of the accident and any other damages the court sees fit to grant them. The couple has retained legal counsel to represent them in this case. So far, representatives of General Motors have not yet commented publicly on this suit.
In cases where injuries suffered in a car accident can be reasonably traced to negligence on the part of another party, be it a driver or even the manufacturer of the vehicle, the law in Pennsylvania and elsewhere provides for the opportunity to file a personal injury claim. In this case, if the couple wins their suit, they may be financially compensated for the damages they suffered and the associated costs of the case. They will first need to provide appropriate evidence that General Motors was the party responsible for her injuries.
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Source: pennrecord.com, “Hazel Township woman sues GM over auto accident injuries“, Kari Valence, Nov. 1, 2015