Category Archives: Product Liability Lawsuit

Product liability lawsuits typically revolve around cases involving defective, poorly designed, or improperly advertised products that do harm to a person or persons.

Do I Have a Defective Car?

If you have sustained an injury due to a defective car, you may be entitled to compensation. When a car has a defect it usually happens either during the manufacturing or during the design. When a car is designed it must meet the minimum Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. When these are not met and either one or multiple cars could possess potentially harmful mistakes. These mistakes may include: Any error involving steering. Especially when parts stop completely and the driver loses control of the vehicle. Defective accelerators that either stick or unexpectedly stop working. Windshield wipers that do not function properly. Wheels that split or break causing partial or complete loss of control. Engine cooling fans that break suddenly, possibly causing injuries to someone working on the vehicle. Seats/seat backs that stop working. Vital pieces of a vehicle that break or fall off creating danger for a person either…
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What Common Foods in Your Home Can Cause Birth Defects?

The familiar boxed mac & cheese found in most American pantries may cause birth defects. A recent study has shown that these boxed meals contain potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates. Phthalates are a chemical utilized in most plastics, sealants, adhesives and other processed items. Once the risks were known, phthalates were removed from plastic children’s toys to keep them from being ingested. But, eating these chemicals may be easier than you think. Can Phthalates Affect My Family? Phthalates can travel to certain food products during their packaging stages, making them a food additive that we unknowingly consume. Boxed mac & cheese meals, such as Kraft Easy Mac, have specifically been linked to the phthalates. The coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging’s recent study found chemicals in 29 out of the 30 boxes that were tested. Fattier, less natural foods tend to have the most levels of phthalates. So, the chemicals…
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What You Need to Know About the Three Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

  While there are a wide variety of defective product liability claims they usually can be put into three categories. Knowing about these categories can help you determine if you have a claim. Manufacturing Defect The first and most commonly considered claims are from defective manufacturing. This is when there was a mistake while the product was being built. This can be as simple as a car at a factory installed with a faulty airbag. That car could be sold to someone who is seriously injured in a car accident because of the defective airbags. That person would not have the injuries if the car had an airbag that worked correctly. Design Defect The second category is when the design of a product is defective. In this situation, every product has been built properly according to the directions. At first, this may look like a great collection, but sometimes the plans…
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