Fatality - Single Vehicle Rollover
Two college students were driving from Colorado to Southern California in a SUV. The driver became drowsy, left the road and the vehicle rolled multiple times across the desert. The belted driver survived the accident. The female passenger, although wearing a safety belt, had reclined her seat, she sustained a neck fracture and she did not survive the collision. Mr. McMahon commissioned a helicopter flyover to photograph the accident scene to determine other potential causes of the accident, and the demolished vehicle was inspected and photographed. An automotive engineer specializing in accident reconstruction and product failure was retained to ascertain if the passenger's injury was related to a product defect. A settlement for the policy limits of the driver's carrier was thereafter negotiated for the father of the deceased passenger.