Defective Product & Liability Results

Defective Fuel Tank and Seat Belt Injuries – $1.2 Million Settlement

Our client, a 19-year-old driver, suffered serious injuries due to a defective fuel tank and a defective seat belt in a single car accident.

What Happened

Our client was operating her vehicle when she lost control on a slick roadway. The vehicle spun out of control and rear-ended a light pole. Since the impact ruptured the fuel tank, the car burst into flames post-collision.

Injuries from the Accident

As a result of the fuel fed fire, our client suffered severe burn injuries. In addition, the seat belt collapsed in the collision, causing a paralyzing spinal cord injury.

How a Boston Defective Product Attorney Can Help

Our client was awarded a settlement of $1,200,000 to provide her the means to treat and recover from her life-altering injuries.

The settlement was paid by the vehicle manufacturer on the theory that the car had multiple design defects and therefore was not crashworthy.

If you have been injured in a similar Massachusetts motor vehicle accident, and a defective fuel tank and seat belt only made it worse, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Boston defective products lawyer to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney today.

Defective Seat Belt Injuries – $695,000 Settlement

Our client, a teenage girl, suffered serious neck fracture injuries due to a malfunctioning seat belt in an auto accident.

What Happened

Our client, a 17-year-old girl was wearing her seat belt as the front passenger in a vehicle that skidded out of control and struck another vehicle. In the collision, her seat belt spooled out and the girl struck her head on the roof of the vehicle, fracturing her neck.

Injuries from the Accident

Since the seatbelt failed to protect her, the accident resulted in fracture injury to her neck and a temporary paralysis.

Our client received $695,000 in settlement for her injuries from the auto manufacturer.

How a Defective Products Lawyer Can Help

If your child has sustained a similar neck injury in a auto accident due to a defective seat belt which failed to protect the child from injury, it is in your best interest to talk to an experienced Boston defective products attorney about your accident case.

Your lawyer will help you determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a Massachusetts auto product liability lawyer today.