Jury Hits Continental Tire With $11M Verdict Over Blowout

By Carolina Bolado (October 4, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury on Wednesday ordered Continental Tire North America Inc. to pay nearly $11 million to a woman who was seriously injured in a 2009 car accident she says was caused by faulty tires.

Following a three-week trial, the Palm Beach County jury found in favor of Tracey Parker, who spent 102 days in the hospital following a tire blowout in May 2009 that caused her vehicle to roll over three times, according to her attorney Hampton Keen of Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin.

"We contended that a defect in the tire caused the sudden and catastrophic...

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