Tobias, McCormick & Comer Attorneys Selected as Top 50 Verdicts in US for Product Liability
January 22, 2020
Desi Tobias, Jason McCormick, and Bryan Comer of Tobias, McCormick & Comer, LLC, were awarded as one of the Top 50 Verdicts in the US for their plaintiff's product liability jury verdict of $8 million for the Williams v. Manitowoc Co, Inc. case in 2016. The case was tried over an eight-day period in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The verdict was affirmed by the US 5th Circuit of Appeals in 2018.
TopVerdict.com recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts in the Nation or an individual State, in a particular area of law and year.
In this Top 50 Product Liability case, the jury ruled that Manitowoc Crane failed to warn that weights stacked on the rear of the crane can slide forward and strike the cab if the crane tips over. The cab operator was injured in such a tip over and left mentally and physically incapacitated.
There is a special set of rules that apply to product manufacturers in all states known as product liability or strict liability. In Alabama it is known as the “Alabama Extended Manufacturer Liability Doctrine” or “AEMLD”. The AEMLD requires manufacturers to produce products that are free from defects in manufacturing, to eliminate dangerous designs, and to properly warn the end users of products of the dangers the company knows or should know. The attorneys of Tobias, McCormick & Comer have experience handling complex cases involving defective and dangerous products, including cranes, golf carts, off road vehicles, industrial machines, and other products that cause harm.
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About Tobias, McCormick & Comer, LLC Tobias, McCormick & Comer, LLC are a Mobile, Alabama-based personal injury law firm. Desi Tobias, Jason McCormick & Bryan Comer, a partnership with over 65 years of experience helping people. Connect with us: www.tmclawyers.com