A Proven Attorney In Automobile Defects Litigation
When you purchase an automobile, you do so with a sense of trust. You expect to be getting a safe car, one that will allow you to safely commute to work as well as take your family on road trips. But something goes awry on one of your drives, leading to an accident with serious injury. Could the cause have been a defect in the automobile? Yes, that is a strong possibility depending on the circumstances.
But in taking legal action, you must prove the product — perhaps a tire, the brakes, seat belt or ball joint — is defective. You also must prove the existence of a safer, technologically and economically feasible, alternative design that renders the product safe for its intended purpose. You need a seasoned attorney who understands what to do in auto product liability cases. Omar F. Medina of the Medina Law Firm in Tampa has the know-how and 30 years of experience in this complex area of law.
Roof Crush, Seat Belt and Rollover Cases
Mr. Medina has a solid national reputation for representing clients in cases related to automobile defects. In the early 2000s, he was among the attorneys who confronted Bridgestone/Firestone and the Ford Motor Company in a series of consumer safety cases. The tiremaker produced defective tires that led to many fatal accidents. Many of those accidents occurred while people drove Ford’s top-selling Explorer SUV.
Here are some of the cases Mr. Medina has successfully worked:
- Roof crush litigation: He has proven that the roof of a motor vehicle can be reinforced to eliminate roof crush injury at minimal cost to the manufacturer. This can be done by reinforcing the roof with high-strength steel and high-strength insulating foam, which many automobile manufacturers employ already.
- Seat belt litigation: Many alternative designs exist that other manufacturers use, including pretensioners and cinching latch plate that reduce or eliminate seat belt injuries in rollover and nonrollover accidents.
- Rollovers: Our experts have established that widening the wheel-base or track width of a vehicle can reduce the rollover propensity of vehicles. For older models, after-market fixes such as safety spacers will increase the stability of vehicles.
You need an experienced, effective and dependable advocate. Medina Law Firm is a proven law firm that knows how to get results.
A Champion For Consumers; We’re Ready To Help
Defective parts on an automobile can prove fatal for drivers and their passengers. Serious injuries such as head trauma and paralysis are possible when a defective part contributes to an accident.
Medina Law Firm in Tampa is prepared to help. Mr. Medina has 30 years of legal experience and has been a longtime champion of consumers. Contact us online or call us now at for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.