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Hankook Tire Co. Hit With $37M Crash Verdict

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal jury hit Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. with a more than $37 million verdict on Friday in favor of a man who became a quadriplegic in a 2014 accident when his cement truck crashed due to a tire suddenly deflating.

The jury unanimously found in favor of Robert Benedict in his suit alleging Hankook was negligent in its manufacture of the right front tire of the cement truck Benedict was driving for work in November 2014. The jury awarded Benedict $37.83 million.

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Case Information

Case Title

Benedict v. Hankook Tire Company Limited et al

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Robert E. Payne

Date Filed

February 3, 2017

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