Personal Injury

Guillot v. DaimlerChrysler

Result: $7.2 million verdict
Year: 2010

In Louisiana in 2008, Lieff Cabraser prosecuted Guillot v. DaimlerChrysler, a wrongful death case against Chrysler involving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The jury held Chrysler liable for the death of the infant, Collin Guillot, and returned a $7.2 million verdict (including interest). The jury found that the park to reverse defect in the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s transmission played a substantial factor in Collin Guillot’s death and the severe injuries suffered by Mr. and Mrs. Guillot and their daughter.

Attorney Robert Nelson Discusses Park-to-Reverse Accident Dangers

On September 24, 2010, the Louisiana appellate court affirmed the judgment.

Dakota, Durango, Ram, Neon, Grand Caravan and Jeep Grand Cherokee Park to Reverse Defect

While we are interested in learning of park to reverse and transmission issues in vehicles of any make, model or year, whether or not the vehicle was manufactured by Chrysler. We have profiled and have extensive experience litigating park-to-reverse cases involving the following DaimlerChrysler vehicles:

  • Dodge Dakota
  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Dodge Neon
  • Dodge Ram
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

We have and are presently representing individuals injured by Ford vehicles with similar park-to-reverse problems to those found in certain Chrysler vehicles. In addition, in 2015 Fiat Chrysler announced a new series of recalls of 2015 vehicles for similar transmission problems. The vehicles noted in the above list have been recalled and/or investigated for alleged park to reverse problems; this is not meant to imply these are the only vehicles which may have these kinds of problems.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

People who have been injured in accidents involving faulty transmissions, or family members of loved ones who have died, whether in Chrysler vehicles or ones made by other manufacturers, should use the form below to contact a transmission defect attorney at the national law firm of Lieff Cabraser.’

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The park to reverse or false park defect is sometimes described in different terms such as unintentional rearward movement, unintended rearward movement, unintentional reverse, unintended reverse, unintentional acceleration, unintended acceleration, powered reverse, failure to hold in park, slipped gear, inadvertent movement, inadvertent rearward movement, jumped into reverse, kicked into reverse, slipped into reverse, change gear, changed gear, back over, backed over, roll backwards, lurched backwards, roll back, rolled back, rearward runaway, accidental shift, shift alone, shift into reverse, shift out of park, sudden shift, switch gears and went into reverse.