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Family Awarded $235,000 in Wrongful Death Suit

Published August 19, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A Michigan family was awarded $235,000 in a lawsuit against a GM car dealership claiming a fire in the rear seat of their Buick LeSabre, started by a faulty battery cable, caused their husband/father to die from cardiac arrest.

The 79-year-old man, with a history of heart problems, and the family attempted to put out the fire. When the car continued to burn they crossed the road, where the man went into cardiac arrest and died.

The defense showed that there were other cases involving similar incidents with GM vehicles.

The trial lasted eight days, with the jury deliberating for nearly seven hours. The $235,000 damages were solely for the non-economic loss.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site. There is no case-review cost.

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