Defective Tire Yields $11.7 Million Verdict In Favor Of Plaintiffs.

Because manufacturers understand the ins and outs of their products better than consumers, we expect that any potential dangers of a given product will be adequately pointed out via some kind of label. When there is no warning, serious injury can result, particularly when using heavy machinery. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

Plaintiff Lakiya Brown, as well as her infant daughter, suffered gruesome injuries as a result of a multi-truck crash in Philadelphia. According to her lawsuit, the accident was caused because of defective tires on one of the trucks involved. These tires were manufactured by Mccarthy Tires, who was named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Brown was just one of several people involved in the truck accident who sought damages against the manufacturer.

Although Mccarthy Tires settled many of the cases resulting from the accident, it continues to claim that the tires in question were not defective. In fact, these tires have been in use for over seven years, and this is the first instance of litigation against the company. Nonetheless, a jury before the Philadelphia County for the Court of Common Pleas decided that an $11.7 million award, representing compensatory damages plus interest, was appropriate given the nature of the injuries. Brown was represented by attorney Kyle Farrar, of Caster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball, a Philadelphia based law firm.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert products liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

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