Cross v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1998
    Counsel: Mark H. Boyle
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


Plaintiff suffered a fractured sternum, fractured ribs and several herniated disks which required fusions after she broadsided another vehicle while driving.

She claimed her vehicle's restraint system was defective. Her experts asserted that the vehicle should have been equipped with an air bag and driver’s seat belt retractors which would have prevented slack in the belt webbing during the impact.

The jury found that the restraint system was not defective, and that an air bag may have increased plaintiff’s injuries.

Plaintiff sought $1.8 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.