The Ammons Law Firm has recently filed a lawsuit against Porsche, on behalf of the husband and children of a Texas woman who died four months following a crash. The 39-year-old wife and mother was a properly-belted front-seat passenger in a 2019 Porsche Cayenne that was struck on its far side by an 18-wheeler. The woman suffered catastrophic injuries, including a severe traumatic brain injury, from which she later died.
In the lawsuit, it is alleged that the Porsche Cayenne is uncrashworthy and therefore defective. Specifically, Attorneys Rob Ammons and Adam Milasincic allege the vehicle was designed and manufactured by Porsche with an ineffective restraint system. The lawsuit claims that the woman’s injuries occurred when the 18-wheeler struck the vehicle, causing the woman’s body to slip underneath the shoulder belt, forcing her head and torso to move laterally into the driver. As a result, although the woman was properly belted, her head was subjected to a severe punch when she contacted the driver due to the velocity produced from the impact.
Additionally, it is alleged in the lawsuit that Porsche should have equipped the vehicle with a center airbag that would deploy and inflate when needed to provide adequate occupant restraint. The lack of an effective restraint system and a center airbag deprived the woman of the occupant protection she deserved in this far-side lateral impact crash and directly caused her fatal injuries.
The lawsuit also names the 18-wheeler company and its driver as defendants.
At The Ammons Law Firm, our seasoned attorneys can handle a wide range of auto defect cases, including rollovers, tire defects, truck accidents, seatbelt defects, post-collision fires, and airbag defects. If you have a similar case, our team can help you navigate a car accident claim and seek the compensation you deserve.
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