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Corboy & Demetrio Settles Chevrolet Blazer Rollover Accident Injury Lawsuit

08.2010

Braeger Chevrolet has agreed to settle a rollover accident injury lawsuit involving a roof crash in a Chevrolet Blazer. The settlement was confidential. Attorney Robert Bingle,a partner at the Corboy & Demetrio law firm, represented the injured driver.

“We established a design defect in this model of the Chevy Blazer which allowed the roof to crush and break the neck of a properly seat-belted driver,” said attorney Bingle.

On March 7, 2007, a 50 year-old man was driving his 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, sold to him by Braeger Chevrolet, southbound on Interstate 43 near Highway 140 in Wisconsin when the vehicle encountered black ice, causing it to leave the road and rollover. During the rollover, the Blazer roof crushed and fractured the spine of the driver, rendering him a quadriplegic.

The case was originally filed against General Motors Corporation based on theories of strict liability and negligence related to the design of its roofs but those claims were dismissed when GM filed for bankruptcy. The Plaintiffs then pursued the case against the dealership under a statute which holds it responsible for the strict liability of a manufacturer when the manufacturer is bankrupt.

To consult with Bob Bingle, or any other attorney at Corboy & Demetrio, call 312.346.3191. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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