FACTS & ALLEGATIONS:
On April 7, 2002, plaintiffs’ decedent Meenakshi Doe, 50s, was operating a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on I-10 when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over.
Doe’s survivors sued Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Joe Kerley Lincoln-Mercury, San Jose, Calif., alleging that defects in the design and manufacture of the vehicle created an unreasonably dangerous propensity to rollover under normal and foreseeable operating conditions and events.
The plaintiffs alleged that the Jeep had improper geometry from a stability standpoint, as well as defective design and manufacture of its structure and occupant retention systems.
Doe suffered severe head injuries and died.
RESULT: Settlement was reached with Daimler Chrysler Corporation for a confidential amount.
Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas. The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.