A Boulder man won a jury verdict nearly $3 million in connection with a car accident in 2009, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. The sued Ford Motor Company because of a defective driver’s seat in his Ford Explorer which led to serious, life-altering spinal cord injuries. Cognitive deficiencies, as well as visual and speech impairments forced the man to give up his work as a physical therapist, even though there was not the kind of major damage to the vehicle that would suggest such an injury. When his Explorer was rear-ended, the recliner mechanism on the driver’s seat slipped, the seat fully reclined, and the man was thrown head-first into the back seat.
With the safety systems in place in modern automobiles, they are become safer every day. However, with over 5 million car crashes every year across the country resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries and over 30,000 fatalities according to the US Department of Transportation, driving is still an inherently risky proposition. Authorities say that most auto accidents are caused by human error, but sometimes there are other problems, such as mechanical failure or defective car parts, which either cause an accident, or make an accident worse when it happens.
Call Boulder car accident attorney Todd Tenge today to discuss your situation if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a auto accident. Todd can conduct an independent investigation into the real cause of your injuries, whether they were caused by the actions of another driver, or a defective car part made a bad situation much worse. Todd works on personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him a fee only after he successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Boulder car accident attorney Todd Tenge today at (303)665-2929.