Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety StandardsA Texas jury found Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, guilty of “gross negligence” for failing to warn consumers of potential seatback failures in a $242 million verdict. The case was in respect to a 2016 car crash, in which two young children suffered traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ Lexus was hit from behind. A seatback ...
Kecelakaan Penerbangan Lion Air Indonesia Sedang DiselidikiBaru-baru ini, pesawat Boeing 737 mengalami kecelakaan di Laut Jawa setelah lepas landas dari Jakarta, Indonesia. Sayangnya, pihak otoritas menduga tidak ada penumpang yang selamat dari kecelakaan tersebut. Media melaporkan bahwa pesawat jet tersebut meminta untuk kembali ke bandara setelah terbang sejauh 12 mil. Meskipun penyebab kecelakaan ...
Ford Focus is Just the Newest Recall in a Slew of Recent Auto RecallsFord Motor Company has recalled nearly 1.3 million Ford Focus vehicles in the United States due to the risk of engine stall. The recall affects specific 2012 through 2018 Ford Focus models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, the problem lies within the canister purge valve (CPV) of the vehicle. A ...
Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney on Swimming and Diving Injuries
Diving accidents at a pool on a cruise ship can leave victims with catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Mike Eidson has represented clients and families involved in a number of cases involving diving injuries. In this video, he explains one case involving a person who was seriously injured while diving into a pool on a cruise ship, and the egregious lack of warnings and safety measures taken by the cruise ship company that led to the young man’s paralysis. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a cruise line, often, you will have to file your case in Miami within a very short time period. No matter where in the world your cruise ship accident occurred, we are prepared to look into your case to determine whether you are owed damages for your injuries.
A few years ago, our firm represented a young man who suffered a paralyzing diving accident. They were drinking at a bon voyage party operated by the cruise ship before leaving port. Alcohol drinking was encouraged by the ship as part of the fun on board to attract customers. After an hour or so, our client walked over and decided to go for a swim. The pool was not covered and there was only about three feet of water in the pool. There were no markers on the pool warning about the danger of diving or other markers warning that it was dangerous or prohibited diving. We argued that it was reasonable for him to believe that it was safe to do that because nothing warned about the depth. We found video advertisements made by the defendant showing diving into the exact pool, practically the exact spot and found design drawings which required no diving signs on the edge of the pool that were never implemented. We also argued the unlimited alcohol provided by the cruise ship encouraged this kind of behavior. We were able to secure a satisfactory settlement for our client. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.