Jaime Jackson Law recently settled an automotive products liability case against a vehicle manufacturer for failing to equip the vehicle with a lane keeping system.
Jaime Jackson recently settled an automotive products liability case against a vehicle manufacturer. Our clients were the parents whose son died in a vehicle fuel-fed fire following a collision.
In this case, the vehicle exited its travel lane and left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with a drainage ditch which caused it to flip over and catch fire. Tragically, the driver could not get out of the vehicle and died in the fire.
Many new cars today come with safety features as standard. However, there are also many cars where additional safety features are optional add-ons at the buyer’s expense, or the manufacturer chooses not to include the crash avoidance technology as standard equipment. In this case our client’s vehicle, which was not equipped with a lane keeping system left its lane of travel, entered the breakdown lane, and exited the roadway where it then contacted a culvert. This caused the vehicle to roll over and catch fire. Our client died in the fire.