On May 16, 2017, Cohen Milstein filed an Amended Complaint on behalf of Carlos Paz-Orjales, Plaintiff, against Defendants Ford Motor Company and Yokiel Arencibia for the catastrophic injuries resulting in his quadriplegia that occurred in Osceola County, Florida. Mr. Paz-Orjales has alleged that a defective, unstable Ford F-350 roof structure was the cause of his injury. This lawsuit is presently pending in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Osceola County, Florida.

Case Background

On December 20, 2016, the Plaintiff, Carlos Paz-Orjales, was a fully seat-belted passenger in Defendant’s Ford 2005 F-350 Super Duty King Ranch Truck that was being driven by Defendant Yokiel Arencibia. During that trip, Mr. Arencibia lost control of the Ford truck causing it to roll-over. In the accident, the Ford’s roof crushed above Mr. Paz-Orjales, severely damaging his spine and permanently rendering him a quadriplegic. The Plaintiff has alleged, among other things, Ford breached its duty to effectively design, develop, and manufacture its 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch Truck’s roof structure and that its failure exposed Mr. Paz-Orjales to unreasonable and unnecessary harm.

Through this lawsuit, the Plaintiff intends to hold the Defendants accountable for causing his injuries and is seeking to be made whole from the harms, losses, and damages he incurred from their negligence.

The case is Orjales v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 492017CA001158PL Div 20, in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Osceola County, Florida.