Defective Airbags In Chevrolet Impala Found To Be Directly Responsible For Passenger’s Death.

As consumers, we have an expectation that the goods we buy from the store will be made in a way as to not harm the consumer while in use. What this means is that we believe that the products we buy won’t injure us if they are used properly. When products don’t meet these standards, and certain safety regulations are neglected and a company produces a product which causes harm to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to damages amounting to the pain and suffering that has been caused by the faulty product, in addition to all of your other out-of-pocket costs and other damages, such as disfigurement. An expert product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates will be able to help guide you through this complicated litigation process so that you can begin to recover from your injuries.

General Motors has settled a product liability suit filed by the mother of a woman who died in a 2012 crash alleging that the death was the direct result of the car’s airbags failing to inflate. The suit was brought by Laconia, New Hampshire lawyer, A. Gerard O’Neil, Jr. Jenny Garneau of Laconia, New Hampshire sued General Motors and auto dealer Quirk GMC of Manchester, New Hampshire alleging that the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, in which her daughter was riding, had a defective ignition switch that could cause the car’s airbags to fail to inflate in the event of a crash.

Ms. Garneau brought the suit in 2015 as the administrator of her daughter, Paige Garneau’s, estate. Paige Garneau died in a single-car crash in the early hours of September 2, 2012 in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Paige Garneau’s boyfriend, Robert Pitts, the driver, was charged with negligent homicide in connection with the crash. Ms. Garneau, who was in the front passenger’s seat, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown headlong into the car’s windshield. She was rushed to the Concord Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Has the use of a defective product caused you or someone you love to be injured? If so, contacting an experienced products liability attorney should be the first thing you do to make sure your rights are protected. The team of personal injury lawyer specialists here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm are available 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com to discuss what your potential legal remedies are.  Call today for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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