Fri 22nd Oct | 2021

Appeals Court Affirms Over $10 Million Verdict For Client Against Continental Tire

Firm clients were triumphant against Continental Tire a second time when the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the more than $10 million verdict that a Palm Beach County jury awarded them in a tire defect case back in October of 2013, at the conclusion of a month-long trial.

By per curium affirmance, the Fourth District recently determined that the jury correctly found that Continental Tire had manufactured the Parkers’ tire with a defect in it; it was that defect that caused our client’s catastrophic injuries.

Our client was the victim of a horrific tire blowout on I-95 in 2009. She spent a month in a coma, 102 days in the hospital, underwent 17 surgical procedures and endured other extensive medical treatment.

The trial culminated in a four-year battle that Clark Fountain had waged against Continental Tire. The German tire maker was so confident in its position that it never even offered one penny to settle the case before trial.

Continental vigorously opposed the case at every turn and still made no settlement offer, even after the Palm Beach County jury told Continental they owed our client nearly $11 million. Instead, it vowed to appeal and did.

The six-year battle finally ended when the Fourth District Court of Appeal punctuated it with its per curium affirmance. The appeal was handled by the firm’s Board-Certified Appellate Attorney, Julie H. Littky-Rubin, who proudly convinced the appellate court to affirm the significant verdict obtained by the firm.