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Defective Products Cause Catastrophic Accident

Defective Products Cause Catastrophic Accident

A young woman from Norfolk, Virginia, was traveling I-75 enroute to Florida when the tread on her Firestone tire separated and she lost control of her Ford Explorer. The vehicle rolled several times before ending up on its side in the median. The driver’s window was open, so despite being belted in, the young woman’s legs were ejected and pinned under the car when it finally came to rest. She received serious injuries to both legs, and ultimately lost one to amputation.
Our attorneys undertook a thorough investigation of the accident and inspection of the failed tire, discovering that product defects were to blame. Attorney Steve Browning explains: “Accidents and severe injury are caused by defective products more frequently than is realized or reflected in litigation. In this case, we determined that both the tire and automobile manufacturer were liable. On the eve of trial, both defendants offered settlement commensurate with our client’s injuries and needs.”

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