PRODUCT LIABILITY

Texas Fireworks Injury Lawyer

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 27th, 2016

Injured by a defective firework or fireworks show accident in Texas? Call us at 1-877-659-1620!

The 4th of July is coming up, and with it come numerous celebrations planned throughout the country. Americans all over the country are looking to mark Independence Day with professional (and sometimes personal) fireworks displays.

While fireworks can be fun and provide hours of entertainment, when something goes wrong, people can be seriously injured and even killed.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 22nd, 2014

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

December 19th marked the 7th anniversary of a piece of legislation that changed the way we as a country look at pool safety.

This date marks the enaction of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which was passed in response to tireless lobbying by the parents of a little girl who lost her life in a pool due to the inherently unsafe design of a powerful suction drain.

Who Was Virginia Graeme Baker?

Virginia Graeme Baker was a girl who loved to swim. In fact, she loved it so much that she learned how to swim by age 3. She was also a celebrated athlete in her neighborhood, competing in swimming competitions in her neighborhood’s community pool on several occasions.

One fateful day in 2002, the little girl (together with 5 other girls and her mother) went to a graduation party for the afternoon. Before long, Virginia jumped into the hot tub to enjoy herself. However, things didn’t go as planned; the 7-year-old got trapped underwater by the pool’s powerful suction drain mechanism and was unable to pull herself free. A couple of adults intervened and were able to pull her out of the pool, unconscious. Despite their best efforts, Virginia was pronounced dead at the hospital, setting off a series of events that would forever change pool safety legislation.

Accident Victim Files First Lawsuit Against Defective Guardrail Manufacturer Trinity Industries

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 19th, 2014

Three Strikes for Nursing Homes

Following last month's $175 million verdict against ET-Plus guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries, one victim has filed the first product liability lawsuit related to the guardrail's design in federal court.

When we think of product liability we usually think of consumer products, but there are times when other types of products are involved as well. This is the subject of the lawsuit that was brought against Trinity Industries (a Dallas-based guardrail manufacturer) which accuses Trinity of failure to disclose defects in the guardrails.

Defective Construction Equipment

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 11th, 2014

Defective Construction Equipment Injury Lawyer

Injuries Caused by Defective Construction Equipment

Construction workers in Texas put their trust in the equipment they use on sites to work properly so that they can complete their work in a hassle-free, injury-free manner. Most of the time, this equipment is large and can contain many moving parts. Because of this, any injuries caused by malfunctioning construction equipment can be catastrophic and life changing.

There are many reasons why construction accidents occur, with defective equipment being one of them. These defects may have occurred while the equipment was being manufactured, or could have arose due to lack of regular required maintenance.

Here are a few examples where defective construction equipment can cause a serious accident:

Shattering Shower Doors & Product Liability Lawsuits

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 29th, 2014

There are many different types of product liability cases, but one of the most unusual and increasingly problematic areas is that of exploding shower doors. This problem is occurring with more frequency not just the state of Texas, but throughout the entire United States.

The Recent Growing Trend

Exploding Glass Shower DoorThe problem of an exploding shower stall can be quite dangerous as in the case of a 12-year-old Dallas boy who was injured in such an event. The boy had just stepped into the shower, and the water was running when his mother heard an explosion and screaming from downstairs. When she ran upstairs, she found his bathroom covered in tiny pieces of glass—it was impossible to even see the floor. Her son was standing on top of a corner shower shelf screaming. The child told his mother there was an explosive shattering noise as the whole door crashed.

Injuries at the Gym

Submitted by jrlaw on May 28th, 2014

Texas Gym Injury AttorneyGoing to the gym is just part of the workweek for many Texans. Getting and staying fit can be a continuous endeavor, and there’s nothing as distressing as suffering an injury due to negligence while working out.

There are lots of ways in which you can get injured at the gym. Things like defective equipment can cause serious injuries which may land you in hospital, leaving you with expensive bills as well as lost wages due to being absent from work for a certain amount of time.

Defective Hanging Light Fixtures (Ceiling Boxes)

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 6th, 2013

Ceiling Box RECALLToday's recall of ~22,400 Ceiling Boxes by Cooper Crouse-Hinds is interesting. The CPSC says that the ceiling boxes can crack, which can cause the light fixture to fall from the ceiling, posing an impact hazard to consumers. While no injuries have yet been reported as a result of this product defect, the potential for injury or death is still there for those who do not seek a replacement or refund. Many people using this product in their homes will probably never even know it was recalled.

3M Air Purifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 23rd, 2013

3M Air Purifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

If you have a Filtrete air purifier, manufactured by 3M, your device may have been recalled. The air purifiers are white, plastic devices that are powered by wall current. These devices have a two speed fan and there are two models affected. The Ultra Quiet air filter carries the model number FAPOO-RS. The second device recalled, the Maximum Allergan, carries the model number FAPOO-L. Check on the bottom of the product and look for a serial number beginning with E, F, G, H, I or J.

These devices were recalled because there have been two incidents reported to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. One incident involved one of these devices overheating. The other incident actually involved one of the devices catching fire.

Are Product Liability Claims Worth It

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

Product liability claims are likely more common than you think. For instance, according to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission, some types of product liability claims have increased in number over the years.

Toys

Toys are very common causes behind product liability claims. In 1997, according to the US CPSC, there were approximately 141,000 injuries that resulted from toys. By 2006, that number had increased to over 255,000 with increases every year during the time span measured.

Product Liability Facts and Figures

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 6th, 2013

If you're considering filing a product liability claim, there are some facts about these cases that you should be aware of. Product liability claims generally count for around 10% of all personal injury lawsuits. They also pay out among the highest average jury award and settlements. In fact, they only come in second to medical malpractice claims in terms of how much they typically play out in damages. Here are other things that you should know about these lawsuits.

Why They're Filed

The three main reasons that these lawsuits are filed are as follows:

  • A product was advertised defectively
  • A product was designed defectively
  • A product was manufactured defectively

It's important to remember that anyone who flies one of these lawsuits has suffered financially or physically due to a defective product. There are, for example, product liability claims filed because someone bought a product and it didn’t perform as advertised, but they were not injured. Being put out financially because of a defective product is most certainly reason to sue.

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