Family files wrongful death suit against General Motors
A Texas family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors after their family member was killed in a rollover accident in April 2010.
The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 87 when the man fell asleep at the wheel on his way home from work in Port Lavaca. During the accident, the supporting structures of the car including the roof, crashed inwards and the airbag system and seat belt also did not keep him restrained.
The plaintiffs claim that General Motors is to blame for the accident because of the instability of the vehicle, the lack of crash-worthiness, and a failed restraint system.