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GM hit with $1M defective vehicle suit, plaintiff alleges Cadillac seatbelt ‘performed poorly’

By David Yates | Jan 17, 2019

Car accident 42

HOUSTON – General Motors is being sued for allegedly designing a defective 2013 Cadillac ATS.

Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Dana Pruett filed suit against GM and Jason Mardis (the driver of the Cadillac) on Jan. 16 in Harris County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 12 Pruett was a passenger in the Cadillac when Maris turned left on FM 1406 and made contact with another vehicle.

Pruett alleges the Cadillac’s rear end structure and front right passenger seatbelt restrained performed poorly, causing him injuries.

He claims the vehicle was not crashworthy and that Mardis’ negligence was a proximate cause of the vehicle collision.

Pruett is suing for his mental anguish, impairment, disfigurement, medical expenses and lost wages. 

Houston attorney Robert Ammons represents him.

Case No. 2019-03923

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