A nine-year-old girl, while running home with a bottle of soft drink, tripped and fell on the bottle, which exploded, blinding the girl in one eye.


Despite the supposed external blow to the bottle, plaintiff established through expert analysis of the bottle fragments, that the explosion was caused by weak points in the glass wall and scoring of the internal wall, rather than by the fall since there was no evidence of glass fracture proceeding from an external impact point. Such presentation resulted in settlement of this case before trial.[27]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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