Case Conclusion Date: 01.15.2008
Practice Area: Defective and dangerous products
Outcome: Verdict - $10.4 million
Description: On October 30, 2001, Donna Grimes, age 60, was properly seatbelted and operating her 2000 Ford Explorer. While stopped and waiting to turn left into her tennis club, her vehicle was struck from behind by a Toyota Solara, traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour. The teeth on the recliner mechanism gears stripped and sheared off, and Donna Grimesâ€™ seat collapsed onto the rear seat, allowing her to be thrown out of her seatbelt into the rear seatback where she suffered a severely fractured cervical spine, leaving her a quadriplegic.