The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys Law Firm is proud to be suing Subaru of America on behalf of young Emma Thayer and her father Gregory Jones for the wrongful death of Emma’s mother, Lisa Ann Thayer, who was killed in a Subaru Forester rollover accident. According to court documents, Thayer was buckled up in the Forester and traveling north on Interstate 40 at highway speeds, when the SUV rollover accident occurred.
The sport utility vehicle suddenly veered into the south paved shoulder, rotated clockwise and then swerved north across both lanes of traffic into the desert. The Subaru Forester then rolled over two times causing injuries to Emma and killing her mother, Lisa.
In our opinion, the Subaru Forester was defectively manufactured. It has an unsafe seat restraint system and insufficient lateral and roll stability. We know that during the accident, Lisa’s seatbelt failed ejecting her through the vehicle’s windshield causing fatal injuries.
The lawsuit seeks medical expenses, loss of past and future earning capacity and compensation for wrongful death, personal injuries, pain and suffering and legal costs.
It’s hard to understand Subaru and other automakers’ profit-driven mentality and callous disregard for the safety of their customers. Had Subaru added a mere $100 to their production costs to make a better quality seatbelt that doesn’t tear, Lisa Ann Thayer would still be alive today and a young girl would still have her mother.
According to statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year rollover accidents account for approximately 25 percent of all auto accident fatalities in the United States. A majority of these fatal rollovers involve SUVs because of their higher center of gravity, narrow track width and flimsy roofs. Add to this equation a defective seatbelt and you have a recipe for certain and catastrophic damages.
It is about time automakers stepped up the quality of their vehicles or be held responsible for their defective products. We are determined to fight for the rights of Emma and her father and get them the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.