Persistence Pays in Long Court Battle with Ford in Florida

The auto defect accident attorneys in Florida at Farah & Farah realize that sometimes the road to justice for your family in a product liability wrongful death case can be a long and winding one. That’s why it’s important that you choose an experienced and tenacious law firm like Farah & Farah when you are seeking to hold liable parties responsible for their actions.

In 1997, a 17-year-old boy was killed in Collier County when his mother lost control of the 1996 Ford Explorer she was driving. He was thrown from the vehicle and killed when the Explorer rolled over.

The family brought suit against Ford Motor Corp., claiming that the rollover accident was caused by the defective design of the Explorer and that Ford had known about the handling and stability problems but had failed to warn consumers.

After working on the case for five years, the family’s Ocala-based attorney won a $61 million verdict from a Miami jury in 2005. Ford appealed, and the Florida Supreme Court overturned the verdict.

Fast-forward to 2013, and another Miami jury has now awarded the family $19 million. This has been the third time a Miami jury has heard the case. The family’s attorney said that he believes that if Ford appeals this decision, it won’t be overturned this time.

According to the attorney, it’s never been about the money for the family. The mother wants to create a scholarship fund in her son’s name to help underprivileged youth. “She doesn’t want the money,” the attorney told “She wants a legacy for him.”

If you believe you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party and want to hold them liable for their actions, the law firm of Farah & Farah can help. Contact us online or call us at (800) 533-3555. Your consultation is free and confidential. Let us outline your legal options today.