Product Liability Allows for Special Time limits

Product Liability Allows for Special Time limits

In addition to the normal statutes of limitations, there are also “statutes of ultimate repose.” For example, in a product liability case, which is where a person sues the maker or distributor of a product that was unsafe, the lawsuit must be started before the product is ten years old. So if someone buys a […]

What to do During a Recall

Date: July 31, 2014 Name: What to do During a Recall Vehicle recalls are at an all time high. Last year, nearly 22 million vehicles were flagged for recalls. Based on that figure, you might have been one of those people affected by a vehicle recall notice. That can be a major concern, not just […]

Wrongful Death Case Against Toyota Started This Week

Wrongful Death Case Against Toyota Started This Week

Remember the Toyotas that allegedly accelerated for no reason? One of those wrongful death cases is finally going to trial this week in California. Toyota has spent a whole lot of money because of this problem. It has recalled cars, and settled several cases already, including a $10 million settlement in 2010 for the death […]

Monsters Kill: Wrongful Death Suit Against Energy Drink

Monsters Kill: Wrongful Death Suit Against Energy Drink

A mother is suing the makers of Monster Energy Drink for wrongful death, claiming the drink killed her son. People are going to make fun of this lawsuit several reasons: People are going to say that it was the 19-year-old’s own choice to drink two or more 16-ounce cans of Monster every day for two […]

It Pays to Dig Deeper: Investigating Single-Car Crashes

I bet that 90% of lawyers would have made a $9 million mistake on this case. Before I explain, let me walk you through the scenario. Imagine that you’re a personal injury lawyer, and someone calls you up and tells you this story: “I live in California, but I was on a car trip in […]

Recent Car Recalls that May Surprise You

While Toyota has experienced well-publicized difficulties with millions of cars being recalled over the past few years, the motoring public generally thinks of cars from Eastern Europe or Korea when they hear that a new flaw in a vehicle’s safety systems means they have to be taken back to the dealer for a (hopefully) quick […]

4th of July Firework Safety

Is there anyone out there, really, who doesn’t just love a great fireworks display? Well, maybe the family hound would be happy to give the big bangs and exploding flashes of light a miss, but apart from that, it’s safe to say that people of all ages look forward to the Fourth of July celebrations […]

Is Siri Really Going to Help Drivers Be Safer?

Even 25 years ago, it would have seemed the stuff of futuristic science fiction that most people believed they would never see in their lifetime. With the impending and inevitable integration of Apple’s “Siri” into millions of cars, however, the auto makers of today are turning David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider into an antique. For those […]