This case involves a 2012 model year sedan that was involved in a fatal crash. At the time of the incident in question, the car was occupied by five members of a family on their way to a new year’s celebration. During the drive, the car traveled across a patch of black ice and lost traction at high speed. When traction returned the car was thrown off the road, where it flipped and landed on it’s roof. All of the roof pillars collapsed completely, killing all of the vehicle’s occupants. It was claimed that the pillars should not have collapsed, and that their failure was the result of a manufacturing or design defect.