Chevy Silverado Step Collapses, Driver Sues Schumacher Automotive

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Claim: Palm Beach County Dealership Sold Truck, Repaired Step Multiple Times

Generic photo of 2015 Chevy Silverado with step.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — A Palm Beach County man is suing Schumacher Automotive, claiming that the dealership’s repair center’s poor workmanship led to a critical injury.

According to the lawsuit filed by Boca Raton law firm Lavalle, Brown and Ronan, Plaintiff Beauford Daniels “attempted to get in the driver’s seat of the subject 2015 Chevy Silverado using the step side assistance when the entire step collapsed from the truck causing the Plaintiff to crash to the ground severely injuring himself.”

The suit states that the truck was purchased from Schumacher and “the subject truck was taken to (Schumacher) for repair of the step side on multiple occasions prior to the incident.”

As a result of the fall on April 17th, 2020, “Beauford Daniels suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, aggravation of pre-existing injury, mental anguish, loss of earnings and loss of ability to earn money. The losses are either permanent or continuing and Plaintiff will suffer the losses in the future.”

Attorneys say that Schumacher failed in its responsibility to “correct dangerous conditions on the truck which it either knew or should have known existed; reasonably inspect and ensure the truck is in good working order before selling the truck; and “reasonably inspect and repair the subject struck and step side and ensure said service of the truck were free from danger.”

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There was no immediate response filed with the court by Schumacher.





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