Personal Injury due to Product Defect
A quadriplegic musician has won $18.3 million verdict against Ford Motor Company. Dax Pierson was on his way with his band to their next gig when their van slid off the road and rolled over. Mr. Pierson's seat dislodged from its position while upside down allowing him to hit his head on the roof, paralyzing him. No one else in the van was injured.
Mr. Pierson sued Ford saying that the company created a defective seat latching mechanism that caused his seat to come loose. But lawyers for Ford argued that the design was defective and that the driver was partly at fault. Did you read that? The design was not defective (denial) and that the driver was partly at fault (shifting of blame). That is the strategy of the defense and this is why you need a lawyer on your side that is ready to do battle. Because the guy on the other side is going to deny that you're injured and blame you for your accident, even if you are sitting there in your wheelchair unable to move your arms and legs.
At Van Dorn & Curtiss, we show up against these guys prepared for their antics. We've seen it before and we come armed with facts. We seek out truth and work to get you the best settlement or verdict possible.