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Our Miami personal injury law firm has spent years fighting for victims and their families nationwide, including several newsworthy high-profile cases.

Colson Hicks Eidson Attorneys Help Recover $20.3 Million Verdict Against Royal Caribbean

Attorneys Deborah J. Gander and Susan S. Carlson of Colson Hicks Eidson and Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law recovered a $20.3 million verdict against Royal Caribbean Cruises on behalf of Lisa Spearman, the plaintiff. Lisa suffered a serious injury while working aboard a cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean, who was found 100 percent negligent in the case. Lisa, an officer of the RCCL ship the Voyager of the Seas, was injured during a fire safety drill. During the drill, Lisa was trying to assist another crewmember who had gone through a remote-controlled power door. As the doors began to close on the other crewmember, Lisa pressed down on the handle designed for manual control. She was pulled into the recess pocket, which resulted in her hand being crushed. Lisa suffered serious physical and emotional injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, complex regional pain syndrome and chronic pain disorder. These injuries have…
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Florida Car Crash Could Be the 13th US Death Caused by Defective Takata Airbags

A fatal auto accident involving a 34-year-old woman in Holiday, Florida could be the 13th death in the United States caused by defective Takata airbags. Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Honda claim the airbag inflator on the driver’s side of the 2002 Honda Accord ruptured. According to NHTSA, the ammonium nitrate propellant used in the inflators can degrade over time when it is exposed to humidity and temperature fluctuations. As a result, the inflators deploy with too much force. The metal casing that holds the inflators can rupture into small pieces that hit drivers and passengers when these airbags deploy. Florida car owners have an increased risk of being harmed by this defect due to the humid environment. In addition, NHTSA claims 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles pose the greatest airbag rupture risk. Can I File a Takata Airbag Lawsuit? Automakers and auto parts makers…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Listed as a Top Florida Law Firm

In the 2015 edition of the Chambers USA Guide, Colson Hicks Eidson was honored with a listing at the top of Florida’s general commercial litigation rankings. The guides published by Chambers & Partners are well-respected directories of the best lawyers in over 185 different countries, including the United States. Chambers employs 150 full-time researchers who survey and interview a wide base of clients to find out which law firms are at the top of their game. These guides are meant to help potential clients find the best representation for legal problems. These recommendations include notable large and small firms around the world. The listing describes our law firm as being a “Top-tier standard of representation,” and that the firm is “particularly highly regarded for its work in class actions.” Our firm’s recognized practitioners are: Dean Colson, Mike Eidson, and Curtis Miner. However, such a prestigious honor could only be achieved…
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Firm Congratulates Joe Matthews for Becoming IATL President

Colson Hicks Eidson is proud to announce that our own Joseph M. Matthews is going to be president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). The IATL is a collection of elite trial lawyers. Membership is limited and includes prosecution and defense lawyers who practice criminal litigation as well as plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys who practice civil litigation. The IATL includes lawyers from over 30 countries. Trial lawyers are invited to become fellows only after a very thorough vetting process. Membership is limited to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70. Before becoming president, Joe held other positions within the IATL, including serving as vice president of the board of directors and as dean. The IATL’s dean, who is nominated and elected annually, has the unique honor of delivering an address on the subject of his or her choosing relevant to enhancing the rule of law and…
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