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    • Ford Defect Renders Driver Quadriplegic

      Griffin v. Ford Motor Co. and Colonial Ford Dealership, (judicial district of Bridgeport – filed Oct. 21, 2013) A man operating a 1998 Ford Explorer was catastrophically injured in a rollover crash. The Explorer, sold to him by Colonial Ford in Danbury, contained a defect in which the roof of the vehicle failed to withstand impact during a rollover. As a result, the plaintiff suffered a spinal cord injury and is now quadriplegic. The Ford motor company is being sued because it did not comply with the engineering standards of the time applicable in the automotive industry with respect to MORE

    • Reckless Driving Results in Bus Accident and Double Amputee

      Jones v. Garda CL New England, Inc. and Garda CL Atlantic, Inc., (judicial district of New Haven – filed Oct. 10, 2013) Reckless driving by the defendant in a Garda truck rendered a bus passenger a double amputee. The public bus was traveling in New Haven when a Ford 350 truck, operated by a Garda employee, darted out in traffic and cut off the bus at an intersection, causing the bus to violently come to a stop and severely injuring our plaintiff who suffered bruising to his legs that aggravated a pre-existing circulatory problem. His right leg and a portion MORE

    • Father of Five Slips on Ice and Is Killed by Train

      Murphy v. Town of Darien and Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, (judicial district of Bridgeport – filed Dec. 18, 2013) A patron wanting to get on an approaching train at the Darien Noroton Heights Metro-North train station slipped on a slab of ice and fell onto the railroad tracks below. He was then struck by an adjacent train suffering multiple blunt force traumatic injuries that tragically ended his life. The defendants in this wrongful death suit were negligent in several instances. They failed to properly maintain a safe train platform for travelers, failed to inspect, anticipate and remedy a dangerous situation, MORE

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