As the Doe family (two parents, six children) were returning to Virginia after spending Christmas vacation with the grandparents in Florida, they were in a terrible rollover accident on I-95. One moment they were traveling down the road, seemingly safe within their vehicle, when suddenly they were struck from behind, thrown against the concrete barrier and began overturning down a busy highway. Coming to rest upside down on the roof, confusion ensued as the parents tried to account for their six children, three of whom had physical and/or mental disabilities. Mother Doe soon realized that her oldest son, a high school senior, had been thrown a significant distance from the vehicle and was lying unconscious on the side of the road. Father Doe had to extricate the other children from the wreckage as Mother Doe tended to their oldest son’s lifeless body. For the Doe parents, this was the most horrific experience of their lives, and the entire family suffered untold emotional trauma that morning.
All eight occupants of the family Suburban suffered injuries, the most significant being the traumatic brain injury sustained by the son who was ejected, despite wearing his seatbelt. Murray Guari was able to settle with the various insurance companies for all of the available insurance coverages and continues to pursue a product liability claim for the seatbelt’s failure to secure the son within the vehicle.