A seriously injured Dallas couple is suing for negligence, malice, intentional acts, and fraud, seeking monetary relief of more than $1 million from John Eagle Collision Center and John Eagle Imports. According to the lawsuit, the couple alleges that the certified collision repair shop conducted unsafe repairs to their Honda and never disclosed those repairs prior to the sale.
Four months after purchasing their 2010 Honda Fit, the Dallas couple was struck head-on by a Toyota Tundra while traveling northbound on US 281 in Burnet County, Texas. After the Tundra hydroplaned into the front of their vehicle, the Honda’s side panel buckled under the driver’s seat, puncturing the gas tank and igniting a fire that seriously burned the couple as they were trapped inside.
The lawsuit alleges that the collision shop covered up the repairs to the roof of the Honda and did not disclose the repairs to the roof to either the couple or the dealership where the car was purchased. Further, the lawsuit alleges that the negligent repairs caused the car’s structural failures which, in turn, led to the fire.
The couple only learned of the roof repair work after the accident occurred. The shop manager, in a deposition, admitted that the car’s roof was repaired with glue rather than by the manufacturer’s recommendation of spot welding. Furthermore, the shop manager admitted that the shop was supposed to follow Honda’s repair specifications and in not doing so, it would be responsible for what happened.
Negligently conducted automotive repairs can create horrific consequences. If you or someone you know has been affected by dangerous automotive repairs, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.