Shadi Farhat was parking her 2017 Range Rover in a parking lot. After thinking she had turned the gear dial to “park,” she stepped out of her vehicle. However, the Range Rover rolled back on top of her as she was exiting the car on the driver’s side. Mrs. Farhat died of her injuries. She is survived by her husband and her two daughters.
Michael Farhat has filed suit. He has claimed that the gear dial in the vehicle was the cause of the accident and that Range Rover knew about the issues with the gears for at least a year. The suit claims there were 28 complaints of similar instances in Range Rovers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating “unintended rollaways” with these specific vehicles for almost four years. Jaguar Land Rover released a statement and claimed “Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is committed to the safety of our customers and is saddened to hear of these incidents. As this matter is now related to pending litigation, we are unable to comment further.” Gina Warsaysky experienced a similar incident with her Range Rover. Fortunately, she survived, but her right hand required surgery after being run over as the car was reversing. She has filed suit as well.
When someone is injured or dies in an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a vehicle defect, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-742-6016 or toll free at 1-888-229-5588. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.