"New Federal Roof Crush Standard falls short; is meager update over 38-year-old requirements- more>When Ed started practicing law in Florida in 1974, his very first case was Wallace v. General Motors. Steven Wallace, a second-year dental student at Georgetown University was killed on the 11th day of his honeymoon when he was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in the Florida Keys. The hood of the GM passenger car came through the windshield and decapitated Steven. His wife, un-seat belted, walked away from the accident. Because he attended Georgetown University, Ed's firm asked him to prosecute the case. It was the beginning of a four-decade career in crashworthiness area of law which Ed is passionate and has extensive experience. Below, Ed explains crashworthiness:
Consumer Justice Attorney Edward M. Ricci believes consumers need to be protected and vehicle manufacturers need to be held accountable.
Crashworthiness focuses on the automobile’s safety and stability features and their ability to prevent injuries to the vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. Crashworthiness deals primarily with the 'second collision' or “enhanced injury” in which the driver and passengers collide against the interior of the vehicle. The cause of the accident is usually considered irrelevant in crashworthiness cases.
Crashworthiness cases typically involve manufacturing defects, design defects or the manufacturer’s failure to warn consumers of known dangers with the vehicle.
Here are some of the Crashworthiness cases we have successfully litigated:
Our law firm has the experience and resources to effectively handle litigation against the manufacturers of cars, trucks, SUVs, and all moving vehicles. See case examples to learn more. Ed Ricci has also co-authored the article “The Minority Gets it Right.” The firm has assembled attorneys, researchers and technical assistants experienced in automotive design and engineering issues, and the firm collects and maintains an extensive library of government and industry data on automotive defects.
Attorney Edward M. Ricci has prosecuted multimillion-dollar claims against the worlds largest automotive and tire manufacturers for defective fuel systems, seat belts, seat backs, stability and handling failures and defective tires. Ricci often serves as lead counsel or co-counsel on crashworthiness and auto product liability cases throughout Florida and the United States.
To learn more about crashworthiness cases or to receive a complimentary review of any potential case, please contact our law firm online or call us at 561-748-8000. We are happy to answer your questions about any injury or death involving any motor vehicle, or any aspect of a personal injury case.
For more than four decades, Edward M. Ricci has specialized in civil trial law. He pursues justice for victims in the areas of consumer class actions, auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful deaths, cemetery desecrations, insurance litigation and consumer claims. The firm serves consumers throughout Florida and the United States.