Firm attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. has reached a confidential settlement on behalf of Glenn Golden regarding a crash that occurred on August 30, 2015. The settlement brings a favorable end to his lawsuit seeking compensation for severe injuries he sustained when his brakes failed while participating in a non-competitive driver’s education event at the Circuit of America’s track in Austin, Texas.
On this particular day, Mr. Golden was traveling around the Circuit of America’s track in his 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 at a high rate of speed. Upon entering Turn 12 of the track, he realized his brakes weren’t working and ended up crashing into the barriers, deploying all airbags. His impact at crash was estimated between 75 to 77 mph. As a result of the crash, Mr. Golden sustained severe injuries, including a fractured vertebrae. After several inspections and data downloads of the crash, an expert for Plaintiff determined the brake fluid in the vehicle overheated resulting in brake system failure.
Through persistent efforts, the attorney for Mr. Golden was able to reach a confidential settlement alleging General Motors was negligent for a design and/or marketing defect. Although the total amount is confidential, the settlement reached provides a just resolution for their client.