A federal court jury awarded $18.3 million recently to Dex Pierson, who was made a quadriplegic in a rollover crash four years ago, against Ford Motor Co. Pierson, 38, was a member of a well known local band. He suffered severe spinal injuries in 2005 when a Ford passenger van that the band was traveling in ran off an icy highway in Iowa and rolled over in a ditch. Ford was sued for creating a defective seat-latching mechanism that caused his seat to come loose, resulting in his head hitting the roof of the van.
The $18.3 million jury award includes $12.3 million for past and future medical expenses and lost earnings and $6 million for pain and suffering. As a result of the verdict, Pierson’s future needs will be properly funded. Pierson, the only one of seven people in the van who was injured in the accident, will need care for life. He has lost the use of his legs and most of the use of his arms, but can move his arms a little by moving his shoulders. Dell’Osso, a lawyer with the Brandi Law Firm in San Francisco, represented the plaintiff and did a very good job.
Source: Bay City News
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