This settlement was an appropriate resolution to Mr. Samardzich's claim against General Motors
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 7, 2008
General Motors Corporation agreed to an out-of-court settlement of an automobile defect claim brought by a California teenager who was a passenger in a GMC Yukon accident. The California personal injury law firm of Bisnar Chase represented Michael Samardzich of Diamond Bar in the settlement reached in Los Angeles County for a "Confidential" amount, CASE No. BC 363661, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Central District.
On July 7, 2006, Samardzich was a passenger in a GMC Yukon driven by Vincent Ibarra. Traveling westbound on Golden Springs Drive in Los Angeles County, Ibarra made a left turn at the intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard. At the same time, Steven Jinseon Kang was operating a vehicle proceeding eastbound on Golden Springs Drive and hit the GMC truck on the right passenger's side.
The impact shattered the side passenger window of the GMC Yukon. Glass shards pierced and ruptured Samardzich's left eye, permanently blinding him. Samardzich was properly restrained at the time of the accident, the police report showed.
"Had General Motors used laminated glass instead of the less-expensive tempered glass, the side passenger window of the GMC truck would not have shattered and would not have caused permanent and serious personal injury to Samardzich," says John Bisnar, founder and partner of Bisnar Chase.
"This settlement was an appropriate resolution to Mr. Samardzich's claim against General Motors," says John Bisnar, founder and partner of Bisnar Chase. "Both sides took into consideration the costs and risks associated with taking the case to trial and settled for an amount greater than General Motors wanted to pay and less than my client demanded. It is Mr. Samardzich's hope that his lawsuit helps encourage General Motors to build safer vehicles and thereby prevents others from suffering a similar injury."
About Bisnar Chase:
Bisnar Chase is a California personal injury law firm that represents people who have been very seriously injured because of an accident, a defective product or negligence. Most of their accident and defective product cases are auto-related. They include cases against negligent drivers who have caused serious traffic accidents and against auto companies like Ford and General Motors that have manufactured defective vehicles. For more information, visit: http://www.auto-defect-attorneys.com, http://www.bisnar-chase.com and http://www.californiainjuryblog.com