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General Motors Sued in Los Angeles

POSTED ON February 24, 2017

On behalf of a 37-year-old California man, Rob Ammons and Thomas Johnston have filed suit against General Motors.  The lawsuit stems from a crash in which the 2015 Chevrolet Spark the man was driving was  rear-ended by a Honda Accord.  The man suffered spinal injuries in the crash that have rendered him quadriplegic.

In the lawsuit, Rob Ammons claims the Spark is not crashworthy in rear end collisions.  It is alleged that the Spark poorly manages crash forces in rear impacts, dangerously increasing risk of injury to its occupants.  In this crash, the back of the driver’s seat failed and reclined, placing the driver in a position in which his seat belts could not properly restrain him.  The combination of the uncrashworthy structure, the reclined seat and ineffective seat belts caused the man to suffer a catastrophic spinal cord injury.

The Ammons Law Firm has a nationwide personal injury practice focusing on tire defects, truck accidents, rollovers, consumer protection and product liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, air bag defects and plant explosions.



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