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Defective Design: Mother of Six Killed in Chevy Rollover Crash

Bee County, Texas: On or about April 16, 2005, Elizabeth Hernandez lost control of her 1991 Chevrolet Blazer, veered back and forth on the roadway and finally rolled over, shattering the side glass of the vehicle and killing Ms. Hernandez.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP filed a suit contending that the Chevrolet Blazer was defective in design, including vehicle instability and defective window glass, and unreasonably dangerous and was a producing cause of the injuries and consequent death of Elizabeth Hernandez, the physical pain and mental anguish she suffered, and of the damages suffered by the plaintiffs.

Four of her children were passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and all were injured and sought to recover damages for necessary medical expenses for the care and treatment of their injuries, physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish, disfigurement and a diminution of enjoyment of life. This case settled for a confidential sum.