Lightfoot securing defense verdict in wrongful death case.
Lightfoot secured a defense verdict for an auto manufacturer in a wrongful death case. The plaintiff claimed that the vehicle contained a defective seat belt system and side door glass. Plaintiff alleged that the combination of the allegedly defective seat belt and door glass caused the ejection and death of one of the vehicle's occupants during a rollover accident. Our client demonstrated that the vehicle's seat belt system was reasonably safe and, had it been used in this accident, would have prevented the tragic injuries. We further proved that the side door glass was a good design and that any reasonable alternative glass would not have performed any better in this severe multiple rollover accident. Following a week-and-a-half of trial, plaintiff asked the jury for up to $7 million in damages. After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of our client.