Experienced trial lawyers With The Resources To Handle Your Case
The national trial lawyers
Best law firms us news 2017
Super lawyers
Million dollar advocates forum
Multi million dollar advocates forum
AV preeminent martindale-hubbell lawyer ratings
Litigator awards

Pennsylvania driver wins settlement from Ford over car accident

A Pennsylvania court recently upheld a huge settlement against Ford Motor Company granted to a victim for his pain and suffering following a car accident. The man filed the lawsuit against the major American automaker after a car accident left him paralyzed because his airbag did not deploy. The claimant stated that the airbag failure was due to a design defect. 

The man was driving a 2005 Mercury Sable when his vehicle crashed with a Ford Mustang. At the time of the crash, the airbag did not deploy, which resulted in his head hitting the windshield. The subsequent spinal injuries left him paralyzed and unable to walk for the rest of his life. The $5.8 million was awarded to him by a jury that determined he was the innocent victim of a design flaw and had a rightful claim to compensation.

This case serves as an excellent example of why it is important to seek legal help after a car accident involving a design flaw or dangerous car parts. Manufacturers are responsible for releasing vehicles that are safe and thoroughly inspected. Any automaker or car part manufacturer can be held accountable when negligence results in consumer harm. 

When a design flaw causes harm, a victim has the right to take appropriate steps in order to claim a legal remedy to his or her pain and suffering. No amount of compensation can undo the damage that has been done in a serious car accident, but it could help a victim and family recover losses from medical bills and long-term needs. A case evaluation with an experienced Pennsylvania lawyer is the best way to understand what legal options are available.

Source: pennlive.com, “Pa. court upholds $5.9M verdict against Ford Motor Co. in airbag defect case“, Matt Miller, Jan. 7, 2016

FindLaw Network
box-shadow

$375,000

Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

$5.5 Million

Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

$5 Million

Settlement for traumatic brain injury

$1.2 Million

Settlement (Liability insurance limits) for death claim arising out of tractor trailer collision

$1 Million

Settlement for closed head injury/facial fractures due to negligent construction site practices

$1 Million

Arbitration award in death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision

$1 Million

Total workers' compensation settlement for injured worker who suffered orthopedic injuries and additional GI injuries due to prescription medications.

$890,000

Settlement for head injury of injured worker caused by negligent operation of equipment by a non-employer contractor on the job site.

$875,000

Settlement for ankle injury due to negligent dump truck operation

$675,000

Settlement for bilateral wrist injuries caused by the negligent operation of a tractor-trailer.

$600,000

Settlement for statutory cap of $500,000 for wrongful death of a worker who was killed when struck by a government-owned vehicle as well as policy limit for underinsured motorist coverage.

$450,000

Workers' compensation settlement for a nurse who sustained a low back injury requiring multiple surgeries.

$375,000

Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

$5.5 Million

Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

box-shadow
quote-1
quote-1

what our clients say about us

“I would like to sincerely thank you for your efforts in resolving my personal injury case. The consistent professionalism you and your firm provided demonstrated exactly how law is suppose to be handled. You helped to change my life and I will forever be in your debt.” - Satisfied Client
“It was not an easy road for us but we knew that we had a great attorney that cared about his clients. You are a fantastic attorney.”
“Just wanted to thank you again, so very much, for the TLC given us during our unfortunate situation; so greatly appreciated the ease and smoothness of handling things – you had so much to do!”
view more