Past Cases

Paz-Orjales v. Ford Motor Company

Status Past Case

Practice area Unsafe & Defective Products Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death Complex Tort Litigation

Court Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Osceola County, Florida

Case number 492017CA001158PL Div 20


In September 2018, Cohen Milstein successfully settled this catastrophic injury lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. Our client, Mr. Paz-Orjales, asserted that due to a defective design, the roof of the Ford truck, in which he was a passenger, collapsed and crushed him during a roll-over accident, resulting in his quadriplegia.

Case Background

On December 20, 2016, the plaintiff, Carlos Paz-Orjales, was a fully seat-belted passenger in the defendant’s Ford 2005 F-350 Super Duty King Ranch Truck that was being driven by Yokiel Arencibia in Osceola County, Florida. During that trip, Mr. Arencibia lost control of the Ford truck causing it to roll-over. In the accident, the Ford’s roof crushed in above Mr. Paz-Orjales, severely damaging his spine and permanently rendering him a quadriplegic.

On May 16, 2017, Cohen Milstein filed an Amended Complaint on behalf of Carlos Paz-Orjales against Defendants Ford Motor Company and Yokiel Arencibia, the driver of the vehicle, for the catastrophic injuries he suffered in the accident, which resulted in his quadriplegia. Mr. Paz-Orjales alleged that roof structure of the Ford F-350 was defective and unstable, and caused his injury.

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