Peter O'Neil

Of Counsel, Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender

Automotive Product Liability

Decades of experience on major product liability and negligence cases.  

  • Car and pickup truck fires
  • General Motors C/K pickup fires
  • Bad airbags and seatbelts
  • Defective car doors and car seats
  • Rollovers and roof crush
  • Crashworthiness
  • Defective structures and construction
  • Product Liability
  • Road Design
  • Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
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"Peter is brilliant with respect to both legal and engineering issues associated with defective product litigation. Over the years he has taken on giants in the automotive industry by forcing production of documents that they did not want to give up. I can think of no one better to help you with your cases which involve serious defects and serious injuries."  

       Paul W. Whelan, Partner, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan, Seattle.

Peter O'Neil

Attorney at Law

c/o Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender

810 Third Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, WA  98104

(206) 200-4520

Of Counsel at the Seattle law firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender.

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A weak structural design and poor welds caused this vehicle to collapse in on its young driver. Though she had no fault in the crash, she suffered a catastrophic brain injury.  The case was settled for a confidential amount.

The seat on this 1996 Hyundai Accent collapsed in a relatively minor collision.  The seatbelted passenger was ejected out the rear hatch and was paralyzed.  Peter O'Neil and Paul Whelan tried the case to an $8 million verdict and later got a major discovery sanction entered against Hyundai.

As a paralegal in the early 1990s Peter uncovered deeply burried secrets about this General Motors pickup.  Since then he has helped litigate and settle nine more cases involving the dangerously defective side-mounted gas tank design.  The settlements amounts are confidential.