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Broken Guard on Sanding Machine: $350,000 Settlement

A young man suffered a very serious hand injury when his hand was dragged into a belt sander after the guard came open. Our research uncovered the history of the machine, which had been sold at auction in California. Eventually, we were able to show by a preponderance of evidence that a prior company had modified the guard. See images from the computer simulations we have created to help win cases like this one. Read More

“Kit” Bookcase Tips Over on Infant: $275,000 Settlement

A 2 year old infant playing in front of a “do-it-yourself” bookcase was killed when the bookcase tipped over. With our expert’s help, we analyzed the loading and tipping characteristics of this particular bookshelf, and the company added a wall bracket and screw, to prevent tip-overs. See images from the computer simulations we have created to help win cases like this one. Read More

Partial Amputation of Left Thumb: $280,000 Settlement

The screw holding the guard on an electric hand saw came loose, and the guard shattered, partially amputating the client’s thumb. Read More

Defective Lift Crushes Factory Worker: $980,000 Settlement

An employee was killed when a scissor-lift bucket he was using to repair overhead pipes crushed him against an overhead pipe. The company that originally designed the machine had gone out of business and there was no insurance. We located a successor corporation with a $1,000,000 insurance policy that provided coverage for the incident. Read More

Defective Personal Watercraft: $3.4 Million Verdict

The front hood of a personal watercraft flew off — striking the client in the face — causing fractures and a brain injury. Learn more about this case in the Traverse City Record Eagle. Read More

Defective Rifle Injures Hunter's Right Eye: $635,000 Verdict

A rifle was designed with excess head space for high caliber ammo. The gun blew open and partially blinded a hunter’s right eye. See images from the computer simulation we created to help win this case. Read More