In 2001, Mike Eidson obtained a $17 million jury verdict in a Miami state court against Ford in a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of the faulty installation of a tire valve stem.
If you used a product as directed and suffered an injury as a result, you could have a valid products liability claim. Each Miami product liability attorney at our firm has acted as a leader in several high-profile product liability suits that received nationwide attention.
Partner and product liability attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson is a nationally recognized authority in the field of product liability law. He served as the national co-lead counsel in the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire litigation over tire blowouts that caused serious SUV rollovers. He is a former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice – the world’s largest trial bar) and chaired its products liability and aviation law sections. He was also chairman of the Institute for Injury Reduction and authored the textbook, Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict, with a foreword by renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Each product liability attorney at our firm is actively involved in litigation involving the design and manufacturing of motor vehicles, airplanes, trains, glass bottles, tires, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, machinery, construction equipment, boats, scuba diving equipment, farm equipment, electrical components, toys and various other consumer products.
In addition to helping victims recover after a defective product causes unimaginable harm, we have won a number of defective product cases and lawsuits that affected change throughout the nation’s legal system.
The outcomes of these cases have resulted in higher safety standards in the automotive industry, including bettering SUV rollover stability; tire design and manufacturing; and the design of gas tanks, seat belts, child restraint seats, door handles, emergency brakes and a number of other vehicle components.
Our efforts also led to a nationwide recall by Chrysler Corporation of its minivan due to defective door latches on certain models. Additionally, we were on the nine-member personal injury/wrongful death leadership committee in the multidistrict litigation against Toyota Motor Corp over sudden unintended acceleration.
Our product liability attorney served on the national plaintiff’s steering committee for litigation surrounding high-sulfur Chinese drywall linked to odor and metal corrosion in new home construction, and we were instrumental in securing multiple settlements on behalf of hundreds of homeowners.
We also tried the nation’s first defective Chinese drywall case in the country resulting in a $2.5 million verdict.
The compensation that may be available to you if you file a claim or lawsuit after being injured using a defective product can vary depending on numerous factors. It’s best to coordinate with a legal professional to learn more about what types of compensation you may pursue. A Florida defective product attorney can review the details of your case and answer any questions you may have about this topic.
(Note: When reviewing your case with defective product lawyers, be wary of any attorneys who promise that you will receive a specific amount of compensation. It is unethical for a lawyer to make such guarantees. What we can promise to do is actively pursue the full amount of compensation for which you’re eligible by leveraging our firm’s substantial resources.)
Generally, when filing a defective product claim, you can seek compensation for two main types of losses:
Be aware that you may be owed compensation for future losses as well. For instance, maybe your injuries are severe enough to permanently remove you from the workforce. Or, they might render you in need of ongoing medical care.
You don’t need to estimate the potential cost of these future losses yourself. Instead, a qualified defective product lawyer can calculate these expenses for you.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming the insurance company is on your side when you file a claim. The insurance company’s goal may be to deny your claim or to convince you to settle for less than you’re owed.
This doesn’t need to happen. To optimize your chances of receiving fair compensation, strongly consider enlisting the help of a lawyer. A defective product attorney can:
You don’t need to handle your claim alone when you’ve been injured using a defective product. Right now, you should focus on your recovery. We’ll focus on pursuing the compensation you deserve.
When a faulty product seriously injures you or kills a loved one, you want to a hire the best attorney and one with decades of successful results in product liability law. Contact our product liability law firm today, and for no charge we can explain your legal options. There is hope for recovery in your future, and it starts with a single phone call.