Products Liability – Automotive

Hydraulic Lift – Automotive

Worker suffered traumatic and permanent disabling injuries when his right ankle and foot were trapped and crushed while using the defendants' hydraulic lift gate.   Plaintiff was standing on the lift gate and controlling the upward movement of the lift with the accessible control bar.

2021-04-16T06:17:01-04:00July 10, 2018|

Lap Belt – Another Example

Eight-year-old boy sustained serious spinal injuries resulting in paraplegia from a rear seat lap belt installed as original equipment in his mother's car.   The boy was seated in the right seating position of the middle bench seat of his mother's car. Prior to impact,

2021-04-16T13:39:27-04:00July 10, 2018|

Lap/Shoulder Belt Option v. Standard Equipment

One child died and one was severely injured when the wagon driven by their father collided with another vehicle. The children were seated in the middle bench seat wearing the lap seat belts provided by the manufacturer.   The manufacturer sold the same wagon with

2021-04-16T05:55:04-04:00July 10, 2018|


The plaintiff was driving a late model American-made car and was in the process of accelerating when his accelerator pedal stuck and did not release.   A serious crash resulted and plaintiff sustained serious and permanent injuries. Expert examination revealed that the cause of the

2021-04-16T06:13:25-04:00July 10, 2018|

Exploding Air Bag

Plaintiff's husband had been given a car by his company for his business use which was equipped with an air bag, the purpose of which was to inflate upon collision of the car with an object.   While the plaintiff and her husband were sitting

2021-04-16T06:25:18-04:00July 10, 2018|

Exhaust System

Plaintiff, who had been a truck driver for 20 years, was given a new diesel truck to drive in the course of his employment.   The plaintiff noticed as he was driving the cab that it filled up with exhaust. He complained about the exhaust

2021-04-16T08:04:34-04:00July 10, 2018|

Abandoned Car; Gas Tank Explosion

The plaintiff, a 13-year-old boy, had been fishing in a nearby river on a cold spring day. He built a small fire near an old car in a field to keep warm.   As plaintiff was standing near the car there was a flash fire

2021-04-15T14:22:41-04:00July 10, 2018|

Tailgate Latch

As a family was driving on a major highway in their new station wagon, the rear tailgate door suddenly opened, causing a child to fall out of the car.   The car following behind the station wagon struck the child and caused her serious injury.

2021-04-16T05:42:21-04:00July 10, 2018|
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