$15.5 Million Jury Verdict for Catastrophic Injuries in Product Liability Case
November 9, 2007 — After a six-week trial, Tim Allen, as part of a team of attorneys, obtained a jury verdict of over $15.5 million for Maria Federici in King County Superior Court. An entertainment center fell out of an open U-Haul trailer at night and crashed through Maria’s windshield, causing her catastrophic injuries. The Complaint named U-Haul International, U-Haul of Washington, the gas station that rented the trailer, and the driver, alleging design defect, failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings with the product at the time of manufacture, failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings post-manufacture, and negligence. The jury found the U-Haul entities to be 67% at fault and the driver to be 33% at fault. King County Sup. Ct. No. 06-2-11563-5.