What Constitutes a Defective Product?

There are few things more frustrating than experiencing harm because of a defective product. We, as consumers, put a lot of faith in the companies that sell us the commodities we want and need for our daily lives. Finding out that you (and others) were sold something that is defective, and therefore harmful, can lead […]

ATVs: Dangerous by Design

ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) are designed to go off road and offer utility and recreation to many consumers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Administration, 385 ATV-related fatalities, and 93,700 hospital-treated injuries occurred in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths are a result of negligently designed ATVs. ATV manufacturers have a duty of care […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

Lawsuits in the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the aftermath of a mass shooting, victims and their families often struggle to find some rationally explanation let alone recourse to redress their injuries. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to sue gun companies due to a really high bar for gun manufacturer liability. And it is almost unheard of to sue the […]

Injured Parties Fight to Be Recognized in Takata Bankruptcy Case

A little more than a week after Takata announced it would be filing for bankruptcy protection, a committee was created to guard the interests of those injured by the company’s faulty airbag inflator. The committee, composed of seven injured drivers, emerged after personal injury plaintiffs expressed anxiety over the potential outcome of the bankruptcy case. […]

Was Your Hospital Infection Caused by Medical Negligence?

If you contracted an infection while hospitalized, it may have not have been preventable. However, it is not uncommon for infections to occur due to medical negligence. And when that happens, hospitals and staff may tell you that it is just something that happens, not their fault. If your infection was a result of medical […]

FTC Allows Dealerships to Market Defective Cars as ‘Safe’

Auto safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that a settlement between the regulatory agency, General Motors and two used car dealers puts car buyers at “the risk of injury or death caused by the defective vehicles.” The settlement, announced last year, allows used car dealers to advertise cars […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

Tragic Death in Harrisburg, PA, Marks the First Fatality Linked to Hoverboard Fires

According to a PennLive report, a major fire on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue in Harrisburg, PA, resulted in the death of a four-year old girl named Ashanti Hughes who fell while fleeing the scene. Her two sisters were in critical condition as they were sent from the burning building to Lehigh Valley Health […]