|Products Liability/Defective Products
Every year, thousands of injuries and deaths result from defects in the design, manufacture and marketing of all kinds of products–cars, air bags, sports equipment, household appliances, computer batteries, tools, toys, prescription drugs and industrial equipment.
In a products liability case, the most important thing is to secure the product following the incident. If the product is not in your possession, we advise that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible afterwards to secure the product involved.
SEVEN FIGURE SETTLEMENT FROM JAPANESE AUTOMAKER FOR SPINAL CHORD INJURIES FROM UNSAFE ATV
Our client Mike was a 21-year old kid who loved auto racing. One afternoon, Mike and some buddies went “off road” with their all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s).
When Mike went over a hill, his ATV flipped and came down on top of him. A handle bar installed on the back of the ATV crunched into Mike’s spinal chord, leaving him paralyzed.
With our late colleague and mentor, “Chips” Virgin, we developed proof that the Japanese manufacturer of the ATV knew it had a propensity to tip, knew of similar spinal chord injuries, including those of the type and kind resulting here, but had issued no recall or warning, and that safer engineering alternatives were available and feasible.
Today, Mike is literally a walking miracle. This is testament to his own incredible spirit, and a success story for the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Spinal Chord Rehabilitation Center [LINK]. He has two sons and a lovely wife, and has regained sufficient mobility to get behind the wheel of a race car. To us, Mike is a real-life hero.
The seven figure-settlement from the Japanese maker of the ATV we helped obtain for him afforded Mike the opportunity to thrive and live productively that he might not otherwise have had.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dangerous or unsafe product of any kind, please call us directly for a free consultation.