Settled: Suit brought by Chevrolet owner alleging Tahoe had defective airbags

By David Yates | Jun 13, 2018

BEAUMONT – Before a jury could be selected, a Louisiana woman settled her lawsuit, which alleged she was injured in a vehicle accident because an airbag did not deploy.

Anita E. Cassia, individually and as next friend of Ryan Kaleb Delaney Abbott, a minor, and Kayleigh Alexis Abbott, filed a complaint on April 28, 2016 in the Jefferson County District Court against Beaumont Motor Co., doing business as Classic Chevrolet, and General Motors LLC, citing negligence and strict liability.

The case was called up for trial on June 11 but settled beforehand, according to a courthouse official.

According to the complaint, Cassia alleges that on Oct. 3, 2014, she sustained personal injuries when she was involved in an accident and the air bag on the passenger side of her Chevrolet Tahoe failed to deploy.

The plaintiffs hold Beaumont Motor Co. Classic Chevrolet and General Motors LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured and distributed vehicles with defective safety features.

The plaintiffs sought actual and special damages, exemplary damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just.

They are represented by M. Kevin Queenan and Carlos Lopez of Queenan Law Firm PC in Arlington and J. Trenton Bond of Portner Bond PLLC in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case number A-198399

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