$11 Million Verdict Against Continental Tire Company

After a three-week trial, a Florida jury has awarded an $11 million verdict to a woman who was seriously injured in a 2009 car accident against Continental Tire North America Inc.

The lawsuit alleges that Tracey Parker’s accident was due to a faulty tire. The Palm Beach County jury found in favor of Parker, who spent 102 days in the hospital following a tire blowout that caused her car to roll over three times. It was discovered by the jury that a defect in the tire caused the sudden tire failure.

In May 2009, Ms. Parker was driving to work in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Interstate 95 when her car’s right rear tire failed. Parker was air lifted to a West Palm Beach trauma center where she spent more than one month in a coma and underwent 17 surgeries.

It was determined that at the time of the accident, the tire was well-maintained and did not show uneven tread wear or repairs and even had three years remaining on its warranty. The tire failed because it was defective.

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