Harley-Davidson has reached an eleventh-hour settlement with a former Chicago firefighter who sued the company for product liability after a riding accident left him paralyzed. Jim McMahon, 53, claimed a design defect caused his front wheel to wobble while he was riding in Arizona in 2004. The accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He requires round-the-clock care. Harley’s attorneys claimed it was the result of rider error. The parties reached a settlement today. The jury had been deliberating since Monday and had alerted the judge they might hang, according to Chicago Breaking News. Most likely that would have led to a second trial.