MARSHALL — A Texas woman is suing General Motors, alleging a design defect caused her to be ejected from her car and injured. 

Kayli Slovak of Ben Wheeler, Texas, filed a lawsuit July 1 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against General Motors LLC, alleging negligence in failing to comply with the automobile safety standards.

According to the complaint, on April 14, Slovak was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, traveling northbound on FM 314 when she slowed down to make a left turn. The suit says the vehicle behind Slovak failed to slow down and struck her vehicle, causing her car to travel into an oncoming lane where it was struck a second time, ejecting Slovak from the car and causing her to sustain injuries. 

As a result of her injuries, the lawsuit states, Slovak has endured pain and suffering, impairment, and disfigurement, interference with her daily activities and a reduced capacity to enjoy life and is obligated to pay extensive medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges General Motors negligently designed, manufactured, assembled, marketed, sold and tested Slovak's car that had a defective passenger restraint system.

Slovak seeks a trial by jury, actual damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest beginning April 14, legal costs, and all other relief, to which the court deems proper. She is represented by attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Stewart D. Matthews and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm in Dallas.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 2:16-cv-699

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