Friday, November 27, 2009

Car Manufacturers Deal with Car Defects

There are certain circumstances when the companies who manufactured the car had the mistake of releasing it to the public. It may cause injuries or deaths in a car accident. Product defect is a responsibility of the company who created the product.

They should have inspected it prior to releasing it to the public. It should not have pass through quality control inspection if there were defects because this says a lot about how the company manufacture their products.

Toyota Motor Corp. made a mistake lately of releasing their Lexus and other Toyota models. There were defects on the gas pedals that may result to abrupt acceleration because of the floor mat.

It may lead to a car accident like the Lexus ES 350 which crashed because of the gas pedal that was entrapped by the floor mat. These situations can be avoided if in the first place the quality of the car was well made. But then because they were apparently not inspected thoroughly, someone had to suffer the consequences.

Companies can be sued for damages arising from accidents caused by car defects. What the car manufacturer should do is replace the vehicle or repair all the damages. If they do not then they will face the victims inside a court room. This will ruin their reputation as a company.

In recent years, other car manufacturers had recalled a number of their vehicles. There should be stricter rules and regulations when companies create and release their products and services in the market to avoid encountering problems like this.

Engine Separates from Car in DUI Accident

A possibly drunken driver, who was also speeding, hit a tree on a center divide while he was heading east on Mira Mesa Boulevard causing his engine to be thrown off the vehicle and hit another car.

The driver of the vehicle had a broken leg while his passenger as well as those from the other vehicle hit by the engine was not harmed.

These vehicular accidents caused by speeding and DUI can be fatal and so these two should never be mixed.

Victims of such DUI accidents should immediately locate a personal injury lawyer who will represent them in negotiations and legal proceedings.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Drop-Side Cribs Recalled, Fisher-Price Included

The Mattel-subsidized company, Fisher-price, manufactured cribs that are among the 1.2 million cribs to be recalled in relation with the reported deaths of at least four infants when they were suffocated. The defective design of the cribs are said to be responsible for the said deaths.

The said cribs are sold nationwide as well as in Canada. They are said to be manufactured from October of 1994 up to December 2004.

In cases of massive product recalls, product recall insurance or the manufacturer will be responsible in the shipping of the defective product as well as other expenses such as repairs, refunds, or its replacement.

Moreover, this should also cover compensatory damages and other expenses that the family of the victims will try to recover by filing personal injury cases. Families should hire a personal injury lawyer who will represent them and make sure that their expenses are well-compensated for.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Personal Injury Lawyer Dives, Drowns

A 62-year-old attorney from Terra Linda who has handled personal injury and criminal defense for 33 years died after being surprised with a massive wave while he was abalone diving with his son near Horseshoe Cove.

His son Matthew tried to pull him to safety but was unable to do so.

Brian Dinday was later spotted by authorities floating with his face down.

Even experienced divers like Dinday should never be too complacent and feel invincible from drowning accidents that will take them away from their loved ones. They should always wear protective gears and never overestimate their skills if they are to encounter waves.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Huntington Beach City Blamed for Junior Lifeguard’s Death

The government is required to protect the welfare of everyone it governs. It may be considered liable if a person dies due to the negligent act of another person.

A wrongful death claim was recently filed against Huntington Beach City relating to the death of an 11-year-old junior lifeguard after she was struck by a boat during a routine exercise in the ocean.

The claim asks for damages in excess of $10,000 for personal injuries, emotional distress and damages connected with the death of Alyssa Squirrell. The clam, which also names all of Alyssa’s family members, asserts that Huntington Beach lifeguard Lt. Greg Crow caused the girl’s death because he operated the boat negligently.

She was participating in a drill wherein junior lifeguards would jump off the back of a boat towards the ocean. Alyssa was in the water but has not joined her group when Crow turned around and hit her. The impact caused her to sustain deep cuts to her hip and leg.

Orange County prosecutors said that no criminal charges will be filed against Crow.

Crow should have been extra careful while operating the boat because he is aware of the ongoing training. On the other hand, this fatal accident may have been avoided if only the girl remained with the group.

Motorcycle Accident Triggers SigAlert

Road accidents not only cause physical harm but it can also result to heavy traffic or road closure. In fact, a recent motorcycle accident that injured a motorcyclist also caused two lanes on the southbound 57 freeway at East Lambert Road to be blocked.

A SigAlert was issued after a motorcyclist was struck by a black Toyota Sequoia along the area.

According to authorities, the motorcyclist who was identified as Jorge Perez, 39, sustained moderate injuries and was brought to UCI Medical Center. Perez was riding a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle, reports said.

Vehicle divers should always be aware of the presence of other road users. On the other hand, motorcyclists should also exert extra care while moving near other vehicles because they know that they may be unnoticed by drivers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Street Racing Results to Crash; Kills Child

A 6-year-old girl was recently killed in a vehicular crash apparently caused by the street car racing of two vehicles.

Lisa Xavier and her mother were reportedly on a vehicle when one of the two racing cars hit them. The mother remains hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries while young Lisa died a day after the hit-and-run accident.

Initial investigations show that the vehicle that hit Xavier’s car was running a red light. After the crash, he got out of the vehicle and rode with the other driver and fled the scene.

This recent accident is especially alarming as cautious motorists were victims of a hit-and-run. It shows how one can never be fully protected from car collisions even if their kids are with them.

The family of the victim can file a wrongful death suit and be compensated for the damages on their part but it can never replace the lost life of a little girl.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Deadly Defects in Motor Vehicle Accidents

In North Country, two people were killed in a crash when their SUV rolled over as they drove off Interstate 15 near the Deer Springs Road exit.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the SUV went down an embankment when it got off the freeway. A person survived the crash but the survivor’s condition remains unknown. The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle when one of the SUV’s tires had a blow out causing it to overturn.

Similarly, in Pacifica, an 18-wheeler truck wrecked havoc when it lost its breaks. Although the runaway truck struck down trees, crushed a car and crashed into an occupied home, there was no one injured by the accident.

An important aspect of motor vehicle safety is the proper maintenance of cars and their equipment.

Tire and break failures are the two most common and often deadly, motor vehicle defects.

While tires can be worn out due to overuse, tire tread failure is a common tire defect. Break failure can also occur due to poor maintenance and defective or failure-prone components.

In order to ensure your vehicle’s safety standards, it is always important to get it checked all the time. Having a tire blow out in the middle of a free way is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to you so proper care and vigilance over your own car should be practiced.

But if ,despite the exercise of due diligence in the maintenance of your car, you still get into an accident, the car or equipments manufacturer can be held liable under Product Liability Laws for the injuries you sustain from the accident caused by manufacturing or design defects.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Repeat DUI Offenders Still Get Licenses in California

Many are now complaining about a provision in the state laws of California which allows repeat offenders of DUI to still secure their driver’s licenses.

The complaints are ignited by the conviction of a 42-year-old man who was found having a driver’s license when he committed his ninth DUI violation.

Reports show that the man hadn’t killed or injured anybody and so he was still granted to have a driver’s license.

Repeat offenders may take advantage of California’s policy on DUI and become increasingly risky drivers that could potentially lead to fatal car collisions.

DUI policies in each state should be reviewed and rewritten in order to fit the present violations and lessen fatalities that could arise from them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maclaren Recalls Strollers after Finger Amputation Incidents

Maclaren has announced a product recall of more than 1 million strollers manufactured since 1999.

The product recall came after the Consumers Product Safety Commission received reports about 12 different cases wherein children’s fingertips were amputated after getting caught in the stroller’s hinge.

The affected models are:

• Volo
• Triumph
• Quest Sport
• Quest Mod
• Techno XT
• Techno XLR
• Twin Triumph
• Twin Techno
• Easy Traveller

Most of the strollers were sold on retail stores like Babies R Us and Target from 1999 until November 2009.

The prices range from $100-360.

Buyers are advised to stop using said strollers.

The family of the injured children should also consult a product liability lawyer to know their legal options in terms of going after the stroller manufacturer.

Under the product liability law, even if the manufacturer did not commit any acts of negligence, if their product has a safety defect that caused injury then they can still be held liable.

For those who are using the said strollers, heed the warning and stop using the strollers.

Do not think that it won’t happen to you because most victims felt the same way before the accident.

If you are using any of the said strollers or if you need more information about the product recall, you can contact Maclaren USA on their USA toll-free numbers 877-688-2326 between 8am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Road Rage Leads to Doctor's Conviction

A physician from Los Angeles was recently convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, reckless driving, and battery causing serious injury after he swerved in front of two cyclists causing them to crash on the back of the vehicle.

Reports indicate that the 60-year-old emergency room doctor was arguing with the said bikers before the act of violence occurred.

Road rage presents a serious threat to motorists especially when a motored vehicle is intentionally used to inflict injuries and damages to others.

Victims of these acts of violence must immediately hire a personal injury lawyer and avoid having negotiations with the other party without advice from their lawyers as this can greatly compromise possible settlements or litigation that may ensue.