GALVESTON — A father and son are suing General Motors, alleging the automaker's negligence led to the death of their wife/mother.
Mark Honeycutt, individually and as representative of the estate of Deborah Honeycutt, deceased and Mark Honeycutt II filed a complaint Jan. 20 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against General Motors LLC, alleging automobile manufacturer failed to comply with mandatory manufacturing safety standards or regulations.
According to the complaint, on May 2, 2016, Deborah Honeycutt was driving her 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound in the 7000 block of state Highway 146 in Chambers County when Maria Ramirez, who was driving her GMC Sierra pickup, failed to control her vehicle, and struck Honeycutt from the rear.
As a result of the collision, the suit says, Honeycutt, despite properly using her seat belt, sustained a catastrophic head injury that led to her death the following day. The plaintiffs suffered loss of companionship and society and mental anguish, the lawsuit states.
The plaintiffs allege General Motors designed the Chevy Cobalt with inadequate occupant protection and/or restraint systems.
The Honeycutts seek trial by jury, damages in such amount as the jury determines, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and all other equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys J. Hunter Craft and Laura A. Cockrell of Craft Law Firm PC in Houston, and by Christopher Soileau of The Soileau Law Firm PC in Deer Park.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:17-cv-00017