Anton Yelchin‘s parents – Viktor and Irina – filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for a faulty gear shift in a Jeep that ended up killing their son earlier this summer.
“In spite of our grief we decided to come here to prevent other families for the same tragedy,” Viktor said in a press conference on Tuesday (August 2). “Anton was our only son and he was a remarkable human being very modest, very simple, very honest, generous, loving. It is wrong, it is against nature when the parents bury their own child.”
“Anton was a wonderful human being, a very gifted actor and a loving son,” Gary Dordick, Anton‘s family attorney, said during the press conference. “Anton’s untimely death was due to a defective 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had a defective electronic transmission shift. As a result of this defect, his vehicle had a roll away incident…We are seeking punitive damages because we believe Fiat, ZF North America knew that it was defective and they failed to take action to protect the families that trusted them…They put profits before safety. We intend to hold them accountable and intend to have jury.”