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Another Airbag Failure Resulting in Driver’s Death

by | Jun 22, 2016 | Product Liability

Firm Partner, Benny Agosto, Jr., successfully settled an airbag defect case last month against General Motors, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers. The lawsuit resulted in a combined, confidential settlement for Mr. Agosto’s clients. As many are aware, General Motors has come under scrutiny in the previous years, which has led to the recalls of hundreds of thousands of affected vehicles.

The design defect in this specific airbag transformed a safety device into a source of danger. Upon impact with the negligent driver in this case, the side airbag failed to deploy. The sudden and violent impact resulted in the severe injuries to and eventual death of the driver. The driver left behind his wife and children.

Mr. Agosto had the privilege of representing the driver’s family in a lawsuit that lasted for over two years against the negligent driver and the manufacturer of the car the individual was driving. Mr. Agosto was able to secure an individual settlement for each of the clients against the driver’s insurance and the car manufacturer, which helped compensate his clients for the serious physical and emotional injuries they sustained as a result of the fatal crash.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. If you have been injured by defective General Motors’ airbags, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.

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