Jury Awards $16 Million To Man In Goodyear Tire Blowout Case

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A jury in a product liability lawsuit has awarded $16 million to a man who was paralyzed in a car accident caused by a defective tire.

After a two-week trial, the Michigan jury found that Goodyear Tire & Rubber had manufactured a faulty tire, which blew and caused Harry Patel’s Nissan Pathfinder to flip over in a ditch in 2012. Patel, 59, who now lives in Ohio, is a quadriplegic as a result of the crash.

Jurors had heard from workers at Goodyear's Fayetteville, N.C., plant where the tire was made, and how they were forced to meet strict production quotas. One witness testified that the plant’s motto was "round and black and out the back.”

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If you of a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. But your time to act may be limited. You should contact one of our experienced defective product lawyers now for a free case evaluation.

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