Couple sues Honda over daughter's death in accident, dismisses claim days later

John Suayan Jan. 29, 2016, 9:38am


Barely a week passed between the time Decatur residents Michael and Robin Meier brought a lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for their daughter’s death in a September 2015 motor vehicle accident and when the case was disposed.

The Meiers, who sued Honda on behalf of their late daughter Lindy in the Fort Worth Division of the Northern District of Texas on Jan. 20, voluntarily dismissed the litigation without prejudice on Jan. 25, according to recent court records.

Per her parents’ complaint, Lindy Meier was a passenger in a 2004 Honda Accord traveling southbound on Greenwood Road in Wise County on Sept. 19, 2015, when the vehicle left the roadway, skidded, and hit a tree.

The original petition insisted that the Accord failed to protect the decedent though she was properly seated and wearing her seatbelt.

“The injuries complained of occurred because the vehicle in question was not reasonably crashworthy, and was not reasonably fit for unintended, but clearly foreseeable, accidents,” the suit says.

Honda did not file an original answer or a motion for summary judgment.

Fort Worth federal judge John McBryde issued a final judgment.

Attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Andrew Counts and Stewart D. Matthews of The Tracy Firm in Dallas represented the Meiers.

Fort Worth Division of the Northern District of Texas Case No. 4:16-CV-0047

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