Once we took this case, we immediately started investigating the exact cause of our client’s injuries. We combed through critical evidence–documenting the crash scene with photographs and measurements and obtaining witness statements. We worked with a professional reconstructionist to determine the speeds of the vehicles on impact, comparing this information with the crash data recorded during the accident. We discovered the collapse of the seat back should not have occured from such a low-impact collision. As a result, our team filed a lawsuit against the vehicle’s manufacturer based on the faulty seat back.
In order to win our case, we conducted extensive analysis of the seat to determine the exact reason of mechanical failure, including hiring a metallurgist to determine why the materials in the seat broke apart. Furthermore, we conducted studies of other car seats in similar crashes and determined that other manufacturer’s seats remained intact, protecting the crash test dummies. Our research and expert opinion demonstrated that the mechanisms within the seat were defective and failed to properly absorb the rear impact, resulting in the seat’s collapse and our client’s unnecessary injury.
After compiling the evidence and analyzing all aspects of the crash, we could demonstrate, without a doubt, that the faulty seat caused our client’s injuries. Next, we met with his physicians, additional spinal cord experts, life care planners, and an economist to determine the monetary settlement necessary to take care of our client and his family, allowing them to live a happy, healthy, fulfilled life.