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 ...
Car Accident Attorney Near Miami Defines Crash Worthiness Legal Term
Auto accidents are an unpleasant fact of life, and so determining the crash worthiness of a particular kind of vehicle is necessary to protect victims on potential car crashes. In this video, car accident attorney Deborah Gander discusses the meaning of crash worthiness and the history of the personal injury law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson in dealing with injuries resulting from defective auto parts and designs. Our attorneys are pioneers in the fields of defective auto parts and crash worthiness, starting with our involvement in the nationally recognized Ford Pinto defect lawsuits. If you have been injured due to a vehicle’s unsafe design in Florida or nationwide, contact our experienced car crash lawyers by calling (305) 476-7400 or filling out our online case review form for a free consultation today.
Crash worthiness is an area of the law because cars foreseeably will get in crashes. From an engineering perspective, once you know that cars can get in crashes, you have to design to protect the occupants of the crash of the car during that crash. For example, if a car can roll over, the roof system has to be sturdy enough not to collapse in on someone and break their neck. If cars can get into front accidents, the seat belt has to be strong enough to hold someone. Air bags shouldn’t break necks and doors shouldn’t come unlocked, fling open and allow occupants fly out. When cars have defects such as this, that’s called crash worthiness. Our law firm has been handling crash worthiness cases back, from the first Ford Pinto fire case decades ago up through the Firestone litigation for tires, Ford Motor Company for rollovers and roof crushes. Many attorneys in this law firm have done it for years, and we’ve done a wide variety of it. For more information, call us, Colson Hicks Eidson, (305) 476-7400, or check us out on the web, Colson.com.
(*) 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.