Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Product Liability

Doyle v. Ford Motor Company


Defendant Automobile Manufacturer


Defense Verdict


Plaintiff, a 19-year-old female, was driving a vehicle equipped with an automatic shoulder belt. She was traveling at approximately 55 mph when she encountered a deer in the roadway, braked, swerved, lost control of the vehicle and collided with a ditch.

Plaintiff’s head struck the steering wheel resulting in broken nasal bones, lacerations and alleged permanent injuries to her nasal cavity.

Plaintiff alleged the restraint system was susceptible to “skip-lock” and sought in excess of $350,000.

The jury returned a defense verdict.