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.
Is the Sig Sauer P320 Defective?Three law enforcement officers have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds after using Sig Sauer P320 handguns. The officers were injured after dropping or rattling the weapons. In the past several months, national media outlets have reported on a defect found in these firearms. Sig Sauer has been heavily criticized for its lackluster response to ...
Did Unregistered Brokers Sell Woodbridge Securities to Florida Residents?It happened over the radio, over the internet, in TV ads and in retirement classes at a Florida university. “Safe and secure” investments were doled out to unsuspecting investors looking to make a steady return, but those securities were fraudulent. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved, and many Floridians ...
Why Is the FDA Recalling Valsartan Products from Drug Stores?Do you take medication to treat high blood pressure or heart failure? If so, then you need to know about the latest recall from the FDA. Some pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valsartan are being recalled due to impurities found by the FDA. That means if you are taking a medicine containing this ingredient, you need to call your ...
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.