Product liability cases come in all shapes and sizes. In Florida a lawsuit has been filed against Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. seeking recovery for the deaths of four Jacksonville teenagers in a motor vehicle accident involving a group of nine students who were headed for the beach in an SUV when one of the tires blew out. The suit is based on a claim that an inappropriate manufacturing process made the tire susceptible to tread separation.
Thousands of manufactured products are placed in the stream of commerce every year for use or consumption by the American public. Sometimes a defect in the design or manufacture of an item, even though appearing to be safe and being used in a way that appears to be safe, can cause a malfunction resulting in serious injury or death. Even after a tragic event has occurred the defect is often not obvious and can only be discovered through the efforts of an attorney who is willing to look beyond the obvious and to consult with experts in the field.