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Defective Automobiles

Recovery for injuries sustained by consumers as a result of defective products are based on strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. Our attorneys obtained one of the largest product liability verdicts in the country and the highest ever against Honda of almost $20 million and have successfully litigated numerous cases against numerous manufacturers.

In another important case, a 38 year old client sustained paralyzing injuries while operating a motorcycle just after entering a highway from a rest stop in Greenwich, Connecticut. He drove off without realizing that he had left the side stand down. As he entered the first left hand curve about a quarter mile from the rest stop, the side stand contacted the road surface and failed to retract as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The extended side stand forced the vehicle off course and into the guardrail. Our client was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury as well as other serious injuries. Our attorneys asserted that the motorcycle was defectively designed because the side stand design did not assure reliable retraction, was not equipped with an auto retracting side stand, was not equipped with active warning devices such as flashing dash lights or buzzers and was not equipped with available electric or mechanical interlocks that would have prevented the riding of the motorcycle with the side stand down. A confidential settlement was reached with the manufacturer after full fact and expert discovery was completed.

Some of our other successful representations include a $5,000,000 award in a products case involving an ATV, and a $4,750,000 settlement in a product liability case against a motorcycle manufacturer. Total verdicts and settlements for vehicle defects now exceed $50,000,000. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.

Client Reviews
I have known Ira for several decades and without a doubt he represents the best of the profession- a never ending commitment to his clients and a perpetual desire for learning and sharing his expertise with his colleagues. Richard
I found, and still find, that Ira’s firm will evaluate the case fairly and provide the client with a reasonably expectation of the process involved and will avoid giving false hope where there is none. Also Ira’s firm consistently keeps in constant touch with the client as well as referring attorneys so each knows the progress of a case. Finally I can tell you that if I personally were injured, Ira Leesfield is the first person I would call. Michael Browning
I'm impressed and very satisfied with the handling of my injury case at this law firm. I was helped and walked through every step of the way. I'm happy to report a fantastic settlement achieved by this excellent law firm. Thank you Rosa
The people at Leesfield & Partners are extremely professional and compassionate! I would refer your Law Firm to anyone that was in need of an attorney! Thank you my friends. Karen
Our family highly recommends the team at Leesfield & Partners. Every step of the way, Barbie Leon was there to make sure we were updated on the progress of the case as well as answer any questions we had. Barbie was in constant communication with our family. She is thoughtful and caring and worked hard to make sure we understood everything that was happening around us. Linda