1995 Nissan Maxima GXE: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:46 by admin
In August 2002, a New Jersey jury ruled that a design defect exists in the American version of the 1995 Nissan Maxima GXE. The ruling extended from a case involving a 45-year-old man who suffered severe leg and head injuries in an accident involving the model. William Ziemer, 45, was driving his 1995 Maxima on a two-lane road outside of Bernardsville, N.J., when a 1990 Ford Mustang traveling in the opposite direction struck his vehicle head-on. Ziemer suffered several fractured bones in his legs and severe brain damage when the car's sill, the lower edge of the body that runs from the front wheel well to the rear floor plate, collapsed, destroying the mounts for the floor plates and throwing the plaintiff forward.

Attorneys argued that a support along the sill, a feature available in all European versions of the Maxima GXE, would have prevented Ziemer's severe injuries. The sill support was not added to the American model until 1996. The jury awarded Ziemer $14.4 million.

If you feel you were injured due to a design defect in the 1995 Nissan Maxima GXE, it may be important to contact an attorney to protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Vehicle Design / Crashworthiness
  2. Head & Brain Injury
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