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Claim of Defective Seats Brings Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Honda

Published September 14, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A lawsuit has been filed in Texas against Honda Motor Co., Ltd. by the parents of a young woman who died in her 2005 Honda Civic in April of this year, reports the Southeast Texas Record.

The young woman died when she lost control of her car and skidded off the rain slick road. She hit several trees and even though she was wearing a seatbelt, she was killed when her seat collapsed and she was thrown into the back seat.

The lawsuit claims the Honda Civic violated the principles of crashworthiness by failing to provide adequate restraint and failed to prevent ejection. It also claims the car was unreasonably dangerous and defective because the collapsing seat exposed the driver to the risk, hazard and danger of ejection. Honda is accused of not conducting adequate testing and proper engineering analysis.

Wrongful death cases are always emotional. You should not release anyone from liability without first knowing all of your legal rights and what redress is available to you and your family. Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience in wrongful death law suits. If you feel a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our 24- hour answering service at (607) 724-7700 or contact us via our online contact form. There is no case-review cost.

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