We have a case where the father of four children rear-ended someone at low speed while in stop and go traffic on the freeway. His really cheaply made and poorly designed Isuzu truck gave in on him and though he wasn’t hurt badly from the impact, his legs got stuck under the dash and the rescue workers couldn’t get him out. Meanwhile, the horribly designed and dangerous engine compartment sprung a fire which quickly jumped through to our client burning him severely. He survived a couple months and had more than a dozen amputations before dying and is survived by our four clients. That’s the sad part.
We brought in trial expert Jim Hoey to take on Isuzu needing a real heavyweight. Jim, however, also figured out that the vehicle our client rear ended, which was a 20 year old trailer, didn’t have the under-ride safety bar at the right height. After a long fought battle and beating off a motion for summary judgment, Jim brought in $550.000 against the vehicle which our client rear ended!
Congratulations Jim! Now let’s get Isuzu!