The safety features of a vehicle can play a significant role in a person’s decision to purchase that vehicle. Drivers want to feel safe while traveling the roadways and hope that their vehicles will help to protect them if they are involved in an accident. However, if safety features malfunction, an individual could suffer a personal injury and wish to file a claim.
A woman in West Virginia and her husband are currently seeking a case against Chrysler and the dealership from which she purchased her vehicle. According to reports, the woman was involved in a car accident after she experienced a “medical emergency” and collided with another vehicle as well as utility poles. She claims that she suffered further injuries in the accident due to the safety features on her vehicle not working properly.
The claim states that the airbags did not deploy and the fuel pump did not turn off after the accident. As a result, the driver allegedly suffered additional injuries. The individuals are currently seeking compensation in the amount of $75,000 for damages sustained in the event.
Personal injury can cause a very serious situation when someone is involved in an accident. Medical bills and other financial difficulties can arise from treatment of such injuries, which could lead to the injured parties facing additional hardships while they recover. As this situation shows, filing a claim against the party or parties considered liable for the injury-causing accident could provide the opportunity to potentially gain compensation for damages permitted under West Virginia law.
Source: The West Virginia Record, "Couple sues Chrylser, dealer over alleged Jeep malfunction", Matt Russell, June 6, 2014