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Gearshift Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Gearshift and the related topic of vehicle accidents.  For more information about gearshifts see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Gearshift-Cases

1982 Ford Motor Co. v. Bartholomew, 224 Va. 421, 297 S.E.2d 675.

Plaintiff awarded damages for design defect in automobile transmission that caused vehicle to slip into reverse gear. Absent established norm in industry, it was matter of opinion of trained experts what design was safe for its intended use.

1966 McDaniel v. Wern, 206 Va. 819, 147 S.E.2d 158.

Defendant looked at gearshift momentarily before accident because of difficult shifting. This does not constitute gross negligence.

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