CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT- DEFECTIVE AXLE CAUSES SUV ROLLOVER
We successfully represented two young Bay Area college girls who were severely injured on their way from California to Montana to attend a wedding. While traveling in Idaho, the SUV went onto the shoulder and in the process of getting back onto the roadway, the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to skid and rollover, crushing the roof. Because the girls were not wearing their seat belts, they were thrown from the car, causing one to be paralyzed and the other to suffer traumatic brain injuries. We contended the rear axle broke as the car skidded causing the rollover. The roof crushed over the front seat passenger before she was ejected, rendering her a quadriplegic. The case settled for a substantial confidential amount. The settlement money has allowed the paralyzed woman to purchase a home and continue with her college education. The severely brain injured woman’s parents are taking care of their daughter with the funds received in the settlement.