NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Tennessee father filed a consumer safety protection lawsuit after his daughter was killed in a Nov. 2016 crash.
The crash claimed the life of Hannah Eimers, 17. Her car went off the roadway on Interstate 75 in McMinn County, hitting a guardrail that pushed Hannah into the backseat. Her father, Stephen Eimers, was mistakenly sent a bill for $3,000 to replace the guardrail.
“I believe had my daughter hit a different product that night she would be alive,” said Eimers.
“It is simply beyond belief that Lindsay Corporation has turned a blind eye to the serious danger posed to motorists,” said Ted Leopold, Chair of Cohen Milstein, Sellers & Toll’s Unsafe & Defective Products practice, which represents Eimers, as well as the Beuttel, Davison and Byrd families. “The tragic loss of Hannah and victims across the country must compel action and we look forward to supporting and representing Mr. Eimers in his fight to hold those responsible accountable and bring greater safety to our nation’s roadways.”
The families filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company and Cumberland Guardrail, Inc. in 2016.
“Instead of protecting motorists, Lindsay Corporation has continued to deflect responsibility for its role in jeopardizing the safety of drivers nationwide,” said Leslie Mitchell Kroeger, partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and a member of the plaintiffs’ legal team. “We are committed to rigorously pursuing justice for the Eimers’ family and supporting Mr. Eimers’ efforts to foster awareness and drive change that could save lives.”
The lawsuit says the families believes policymakers have not done enough to protect motorists nationwide.
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