Our firm was contacted 10 months following a single vehicle rollover accident. The police attributed fault for the accident to our client. Her vehicle was a total loss and had been disposed of by her insurance company and sold for salvage over six months before she contacted our office. Our initial investigation began in Memphis and quickly moved to other states in an effort to locate the salvage vehicle or determine if it had already been shredded at a scrap yard. When we finally tracked the vehicle down, we found it in an out-of-state junk yard hundreds of miles from Memphis. Three of the four tires were missing and had been sold without record. However, the critical piece of evidence — the defective tire — was still inside what remained of the vehicle. With this evidence, we were able to file suit and establish negligent/defective design of both the vehicle and tire. The case was settled for an amount in excess of $1,750,000.