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Raechel and Jacueline Houck were driving to Santa Clara in a rental PT Cruiser from their mother’s home. While on Highway 101 the PT Cruiser swerved and crossed the median hitting an 18-wheeler. It burst into flame. Both sisters were killed. At one point lawyers for Enterprise, who rented the car indicated that Raechel committed suicide.

It was subsequently found that a recall had been issued on the PT Cruiser regarding the power steering.

The car had been rented out 3 times before it was rented to the sisters. No legislation was in place preventing the renting of a car that had been recalled.

The Houcks took Enterprise to court.

It was revealed that it was Enterprise’s policy to rent out cars that had been recalled.

Enterprise eventually admitted 100% of the liability.

They were ordered to pay $15 million to the Houck family.

Ms. Cally Houck did not sign a confidentiality agreement meaning she had the freedom to share the details of the case to the press and others.

The Houck Act was filed in 2011. Rental companies balked. It was filed again in 2012. Attempts stalled.

A pledge was put together asking rental car companies not to rent out or sell vehicles which had been recalled until the vehicles were fixed.

After 30 days Hertz signed the agreement. A petition was circulated which was signed by over 150,000 people..

GM signed the agreement in 2014. Honda followed closely after.

State senators moved ahead with the initiative getting the language included in the $305 billion five year highway funding bill.

An amendment was added to exempt the rental or loan of car fleets of fewer than 35 cars.

Citizens are rarely able to advocate an issue to the extent that it becomes a bill.

If you need a car accident lawyer call at 800260-2577

Source: LA Timespersonal injury Lawyer

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Successful Cases

On the way back from a trip I was stopped for traffic and someone rearended me. I got an injurys to my knee, back, and also my neck. I came to AA Accident Attorneys about 3 days after the accident. I was very happy with how they handled everything and the settlement was the maximum amount that the insurance company would allow. I am very happy with AA Accident Attorneys.

Charles C. Car Accident Victim

I’d never been in a car accident in my whole life.I had originally hired an attorney, and he had dropped my case. So I came to the Accident Attorneys and they took on my case. They were amazing. They did a really good job. And I didn’t have to handle anything. In the end I’m very satisfied with my settlement.

Blyth 1st Time Car Accident Victim

The only people that looked out for me was AA Accident Attorneys. I can never thank you guys enough. I was totally surprised by how much money you guys were able to get for me. I’m really excited about the settlement I got. I couldn’t be happier with AA Accident Attorneys!

David Bell Pedestrian Accident Victim

We found Accident Attorneys, and finding them was probably the best thing that happened to us right then, because we were very well taken care of. They came out to us. We didn’t have to go to them. We was very well compensated financially. If I had to recommend an attorney, I would recommend them.

Antwaine Accident Victim

Recent Settlements

$ 2,000,000 from Security Company for Negligent Security Protection Public on Commercial Property.

$ 2,000,000 from Government Entity for Failure to Protect the Welfare of the Public.*

$ 4,000,000 Negligence resulting in burns.*

$ 1,500,000 Recovered for Passenger Involved in an Automobile Accident in San Bernadino County.*

$ 750,000 recover for injured driver involved in auto accident with tractor trailer.*

$15,000,000 from truck accident resulting in brain injury.*

$ 1,850,000 Recovered from Trucking Company for Negligent Hiring related to Auto Accident.*