Aviation
Accidents

737
Max
Medical
Malpractice
Wrongful
Death
Truck
Accidents
Car
Accidents
Product
Liability
  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Verdicts and Settlements
  4.  » $1.9 Million Personal Injury Settlement in Defective Vehicle Case

$1.9 Million Personal Injury Settlement in Defective Vehicle Case

June 12, 2009

Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. today completed a $1.9 million personal injury settlement on behalf of two men injured in the crash of a defective television news satellite van. The van manufacturer equipped the vehicle with the wrong type of tire and sold it in that condition, creating a danger that led to a tire blowout and caused the van to crash head-on into oncoming traffic. The driver of the van and his passenger are television news cameramen who were driving the van on their way to cover a story when the crash occurred. Both men suffered serious injuries in the crash. They brought personal injury claims against the van manufacturer, the tire supplier and other companies involved in maintaining the van. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. obtained $700,000.00 in settlements with the nonmanufacturer defendants and was prepared to go to trial against the manufacturer. On the day before trial was to begin the manufacturer agreed to pay the injured men an additional $1.2 million. The lead trial attorney on the case was Michael L. Teich.

Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The personal injury attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals with lawsuits arising from medical malpractice, product liability, semitruck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and construction accidents in Illinois and Wisconsin. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.’s premier aviation negligence lawyers represent victims of commercial and general aviation disasters nationwide.

If you feel you may be in need of legal services, personally email an attorney from Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. for a free case evaluation or telephone our Chicago office toll free at 877-216-4213.

Random 1

Watch A Quick Video:

Recent Jury Verdicts &
Settlements

$6.4 Million Settlement Medical Malpractice

More Verdicts & Settlements
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
B11
B12
B13
B14
B15
Top National Trial Lawyers