Motorist Recovers Over $14 Million For Seat Collapse

A brain trauma attorney notes that the driver of a vehicle, who suffered severe injuries when her seat collapsed during an accident, has recovered over $14 million in damages from the maker of her vehicle and the driver who caused the rear-end collision. As a result of the car crash, the woman suffered severe injuries, including a brain injury and a fractured vertebra. When the negligence of a person or company causes a significant head injury, injured parties can seek compensation with the assistance of a brain injury lawyer.

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Claim: Car Company Failed to Address Hazard for Over a Decade

A California woman recovered $14.9 million in damages after alleging that she suffered brain trauma, fractures and a spinal injury when the seat in her car collapsed during a rear-end collision. The woman claimed that Mazda, the company that produced her car, knew that its seats could collapse during crashes for over a decade before the accident occurred, yet the automaker did not address this hazard. Mazda been ordered to pay 55 percent of the woman’s damages, while the driver who rear-ended her will pay the remainder, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

The woman suffered serious and permanent injuries as a result of the accident, including partial paraplegia. Mazda reportedly maintains that its car seat performed well given the circumstances of the collision. However, as the woman’s lawsuit noted, she suffered significantly worse injuries as a result of the seat collapsing than she did due to the crash itself.

How a Brain Trauma Attorney Can Help

When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of a brain trauma attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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