Tue 13th Jun | 2023

Tragic Death of 5-Year-Old Girl: Attorney Shana P. Nogues Secures Confidential Settlement in Defective Seat Back Case

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Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Littky-Rubin & Whitman is proud to announce that Attorney Shana P. Nogues has successfully secured a confidential settlement against a vehicle manufacturer following a heart-wrenching incident involving a defective seat back that led to the untimely death of a 5-year-old girl. Through her dedicated efforts and thorough investigation, Attorney Nogues has fought tirelessly on behalf of the devastated family to ensure justice is served.

In 2020, our client and her 5-year-old daughter were traveling as passengers in a friend’s SUV on a Florida Highway. Tragically, a chain reaction involving multiple vehicles resulted in a catastrophic crash, forever changing the lives of our client and her family.

During the collision, our client’s daughter, who was securely seated in the rear middle seat using a proper booster seat, was forcefully thrown into the seat back of the right front seat. She struck her head on the front passenger seat, leading to severe injuries and, ultimately, her tragic passing. The seat’s inadequate padding and the absence of certain safety features contributed to this devastating outcome.

In the wake of this devastating event, the family turned to Attorney Shana P. Nogues from Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Littky-Rubin & Whitman for legal representation.

“This tragic incident serves as a heartbreaking reminder of the devastating consequences that can arise from defective products. We fought relentlessly to secure justice for this family, and although we cannot bring back their precious daughter, we hope that this settlement brings them some measure of closure. It is crucial that manufacturers prioritize the safety of their products to prevent such preventable tragedies in the future,” stated Nogues.

While the details of the settlement remain confidential, the resolution brings some measure of closure to the family and serves as a reminder of the importance of holding responsible parties accountable in cases of product defects and preventable tragedies.