Copeland & Rice lawyers have represented a major vehicle manufacturer and component part manufacturers in significant wrongful death and personal injury litigation.  These clients have benefitted from the ability of Copeland & Rice lawyers to understand and explain to juries the intricacies of product engineering and development and the dynamics of accident reconstruction.  These clients have also benefitted from our experience in coordinating litigation in multiple venues and in handling the unique issues that arise when foreign nationals sue for accidents occurring in foreign countries.

Throughout our years of representing clients in multiple cases involving the same allegedly defective product as well as in single cases arising out of a discrete accident or injury, we have specific case experience involving products such as:

  • Trucks
  • Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Tires
  • Steering
  • Passenger restraints
  • Tractor/trailer rigs
  • Agricultural vehicles
  • School buses

Our Automotive/Trucking industry experience includes:

  • Represented a national truck manufacturer in a product liability case brought on behalf of the driver of a commercial truck injured in an accident allegedly caused by a steering system design defect.   A component of the steering system in the truck had been the subject of an earlier recall. After a three-week trial, our client was exonerated by the jury’s finding of no liability.
  • Represented Firestone in a products liability lawsuit arising from a bus accident involving hundreds of plaintiffs.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.