Orlando auto injury lawyers are following developments in the wrongful death lawsuit involving a South Florida Tesla crash. The fiery crash near Fort Lauderdale last year killed two Aventura teenagers and seriously injured a third. The parents of 18-year-old Edgar Monserratt Martinez, who was a passenger in the front seat of the car, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Their personal injury claim alleges that the battery in the electric Tesla car was defective. They say the defect caused the fire that burned the car after the accident.
The news site Marketwatch reports that “According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash and others involving Tesla vehicles and fires, the Model S was traveling 116 mph three seconds before it crashed into a wall, and it only slowed to 86 mph as the airbags inflated.” In addition to the defective battery claim, lawyers for the victim’s family Tesla is liable for the negligence. The driver of the car had a record of speeding. He had previously received a ticket for going 112 miles per hour. The boy’s parents had a “governor” or speed limiter installed to prevent the car from going over 85 mph. The lawsuit alleges that a Tesla mechanic removed the speed limiter when servicing the vehicle.
The lawsuit filed by Chicago firm Corboy & Demetrio claims Tesla’s 2014 Model S sedan had a defective battery pack that was responsible for the death of an 18-year old passenger in an accident last May. https://t.co/HBGTCNuuct
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