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Personal Injury Lawsuits, Wrongful Death – Current Cases
Cooper Tire Detread Causes Fatal Accident
Price, Utah– A father of four was tragically killed when the tread on the back right tire of the 1997 Chevy Tahoe in which he was traveling suddenly and unexpectedly separated from the tire body. The defective tire caused the vehicle to veer off the highway at a high rate of speed and roll several times, causing the father’s death, and severely injuring his wife and two of the children who were also in the vehicle. The Cartwright Law Firm has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective tire, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company on behalf of the widow and her injured children.
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Malignant Mesothelioma Case Filed
Columbus, Ohio– A retired naval officer developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos over many years service aboard U.S. Navy ships. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that attacks the linings of the stomach, lungs and heart. There is no cure for mesothelioma, and although symptoms do not appear until years after damage has been done, once the disease is evident, the life expectancy of the injured person can vary from a few months to two years. The Cartwright Law Firm has filed suit against many asbestos manufacturers whose products were known to be in use on the various ships on which the client worked aboard during his naval career.
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Freightliner Causes Fatal Head-on Collision
Red River Parish, Louisiana– A northbound tractor-trailer failed to yield as it turned left into southbound traffic on Highway 509 in Red River Parish, Louisiana. A driver who tragically crashed into the freightliner sustained multiple blunt force injuries to his internal organs and died within seconds of impact. His parents arrived at the scene minutes after the accident and were asked to identify their son’s remains. Representing the parents’ of the victim and his estate, the Cartwright Law Firm filed suit against the driver of the freightliner and the national trucking company for negligence, gross negligence, personal injuries, loss of support, love and affection, and wrongful death. The Cartwright Law Firm was able to negotiate the maximum policy limits from the commercial truck insurance carrier for the grieving parents.
Unyielding Tractor-Trailer Kills 3, Permanently Disables 1
Florence, South Carolina– The driver of a tractor-trailer failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic causing a tragic accident resulting in three fatalities and one permanently disabled survivor. A father and son driving home from work near Marion, South Carolina collided with the tractor-trailer as it crossed the intersection. Tragically, the father suffered fatal injuries and died instantly, while the son sustained permanent brain and orthopedic injuries. The Cartwright Law Firm represented the deceased father’s estate, his surviving spouse, their minor children, and the disabled son in their claims for personal injury and wrongful death against the negligent driver of the tractor-trailer. The Cartwright Law Firm was able to negotiate a settlement for maximum policy limits from two carriers, both the commercial driver’s insurance carrier and the victims’ insurance carrier to obtain relief for wrongful death, medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Defective Roof Design Crushes Driver
Morelos-Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico– A U.S. driver of his 1995 Ford F250 pickup lost control of his truck as it veered from the road and rolled over multiple times between Morelos and Acuna, Mexico. The defectively designed structure of the roof caused it to collapse, causing the driver’s fatal injuries while wearing his seat belt. The Cartwright Law Firm represents the surviving spouse and the mother of the deceased driver in a wrongful death suit against Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company of Canada for designing, manufacturing and marketing the fatally defective roof. The Cartwright Law Firm seeks compensation for the clients devastating losses from the defective Ford product.
Tire Detreads & Defective Roof Collapses Killing 3, Injuring 4
Fillmore, Utah– A 1991 Ford Explorer carrying seven occupants was heading southbound on I-15 when the right rear tire of the vehicle experienced tread separation causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, veering off the roadway and rolling several times, throwing five passengers from the vehicle. The driver and the front seat passenger had remained in the vehicle and were killed from the impact of the roof collapsing during the roll over sequence. The Cartwright Law Firm brought suit on behalf of the wife of the deceased driver and his estate for wrongful death under products’ liability against Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, the manufacturer of the defective tire, and against the Ford Motor Company for the defective roof design.
Driver Killed, 2 Hurt in Crash on U.S. 27
Orlando, Florida– A driver was killed and two other passengers were seriously injured when a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck suddenly and uncontrollably veered across the median, rolling over multiple times before crashing. The cause of the accident was the tread detracting from the rear tire causing the driver to lose control. The truck rolled and the roof collapsed, killing the seat belted driver. The Cartwright Law Firm represents the decedent’s estate, his surviving mother, and the other injured passengers in a wrongful death and personal injury action against Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, the manufacturer of the defective tire and Chevrolet’s manufacturer, General Motors Company, for the defective roof design.