MARSHALL -- General Motors has answered a suit brought by a Big Sandy couple alleging one of the company’s vehicles was negligently designed.
Mary Carney and George Carney filed a lawsuit Sept. 14 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against General Motors LLC, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 3, 2014, Mary Carney was driving her 2005 Saturn VUE northbound on U.S. Route 271 in Tyler, when she turned in front of another vehicle and the two vehicles collided.
The suit says Carney was properly seated and wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision but still suffered serious injuries, leading the plaintiffs to allege that the vehicle was not crash-worthy and not reasonably fit for unintended but foreseeable accidents.
Court records show that on Oct. 23 GM answered the suit, denying that the 2005 Saturn Vue was defective or that any alleged defect caused the plaintiffs’ alleged injuries or damages.
The Carneys seek actual, economic and non-economic damages, plus costs of the suit.
They are represented by attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Stewart D. Matthews, and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm in Dallas.
GM is represented by Karl Viehman, attorney for the Dallas law firm Bowman and Brooke.
Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 2:15-cv-01522-JRG