Last time, we began looking at the brain injury litigation currently faced by the football helmet manufacturer Riddell. As we noted, the company has mostly been able to avoid product liability claims in connection with its helmets, but it may not fare so well on misrepresentation claims. It remains to be seen how that litigation plays out, and the extent to which consumers will be able to hold the company liable.
Brain injuries in the context of motor vehicle accident litigation are, of course, extremely important to fully address. The primary purpose of litigation in any motor vehicle accident case is to ensure the accident victim is fairly compensated for his or her injuries and losses. When catastrophic injuries like head and spinal injuries occur, the costs and long-term impact on the victim’s life can be enormous.