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Parents file suit against GM after fatal accident involving Chevy Malibu

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 31, 2017

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HOUSTON – A Bryan couple alleges that a General Motors manufactured vehicle violated several crashworthiness principals that led to the death of their adult son.

Tamail Williford and Steve Darnell Williford Sr., individually and as next friend of Z.N.W., a minor, filed a complaint on Oct. 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against General Motors LLC alleging that the automobile manufacturer failed to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 2, plaintiffs' son Steve Darnell Williford Jr. sustained fatal injuries when he was involved in an accident while driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. 

As a result of the death of Williford Jr., the plaintiffs allege they suffered mental anguish, loss of companionship and society and became obligated to pay reasonable and necessary funeral and burial expenses. 

The plaintiffs hold General Motors LLC responsible because the decedent's vehicle allegedly failed to provide proper restraint, failed to maintain survival space and other issues.

The plaintiffs seek actual, economic and non-economic damages; pre- and post-judgment interest; cost of this action; and all other relief, general and special to which they are entitled. They are represented by E. Todd Tracy, Stewart D. Matthews and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm in Dallas.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03002

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The Tracy FirmGeneral MotorsHouston Division of the Southern District of Texas