Category: Product Liability



Do You Drive One of these 85 Million Dangerous Vehicles?
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Do You Drive One of these 85 Million Dangerous Vehicles?

We all know the two car parts that will most likely save your life in case of an accident: your seatbelt (buckle up!) and your airbags.

 

Unfortunately, this trust we have in our airbags may be misguided. The Takata airbags in over 85 million cars may actually hurt you more than help you in an accident. Because of this, Takata has issued a huge recall, and your car may be affected.

 

The recalls were announced after 11 deaths were reported due to defective air bags.…

Do I Have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?
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Do I Have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?

 

Hoverboards were called the hottest holiday gift last year – and just not because they were so popular.

 

These motorized platforms, often compared to a portable Segway or balancing scooter, gained rapid attention on social media for their popularity with celebrities and futuristic capabilities. However, the amount of injuries and disasters caused by them quickly resulted in new, not-so-fun headlines.

 

Falling off hoverboards caused an alarming amount of injuries and emergency room visits, but that was just the beginning.…

Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Products?
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Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Products?

As a consumer, you place a great deal of trust in the products you buy and the companies that produce them. It is not uncommon for a person to find one brand of a particular product and stick with it, essentially forming a relationship with that brand because it has proven itself time and time again. But what happens when the brands or products that we know and love—and trust—let us down?

 

Recently, Kraft recalled 6.5 million boxes of Mac and Cheese after consumers reported finding shards of metal in the boxes.…

Burned by Keurig? You’re Not the Only One
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Burned by Keurig? You’re Not the Only One

As many of us have learned from stepping on a child’s seemingly innocent Lego—sometimes, it’s life’s most wonderful pleasures that bring the most agonizing pain.

 

Sadly, hundreds of individuals were brought to this conclusion yet again after being burned by their Keurig machines while waiting for their coffee to brew. As NBC recently reported, Keurig is currently recalling almost 7 million coffee makers that were produced between 2009 and 2014. The company stated that it had received about 200 reports from users stating that scalding hot water inexplicably sprayed from their machines.…

Defective Gifts May Cause More Than a Return Hassle
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Defective Gifts May Cause More Than a Return Hassle

The holiday season is over. We’ve all eaten too much horrible, delicious food, entertained relatives well past their expiration date, listened to Michael Bublé for the first time in a year, and (hopefully) found the perfect gifts for everyone on our list. Lights, trees, menorahs, and other artifacts of the season are soon to come down, if they haven’t already, and most of us are ready to move on.

 

But not quite yet. We’re still trying on new clothes and playing with toys made for kids of all ages, and many of us may even be planning a trip to the store to return or exchange something (remember to bring your photo ID, because this year retailers are really trying to crack down on return fraud).…

How Do You Know If You Have a Defective Product?
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How Do You Know If You Have a Defective Product?

Ideally, all consumer products that go to market have been thoroughly tested to prevent them from unexpectedly harming anyone. But occasionally something slips through the cracks; maybe the marketing team fails to include adequate instructions for the product’s use on its packaging, or a manufacturer just doesn’t realize that a small part on a child’s toy could come loose and become a choking hazard. But since product defects aren’t always obvious, how do consumers know if they have a defective product on their hands?…

5 of the Biggest Toy Recalls in the US
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5 of the Biggest Toy Recalls in the US

As a parent, you have to be careful what kind of toys you buy for your children. Small parts are out if your child is of an age where they want to stick everything in their mouth, and sharp edges are always a bad idea. In general, you need to be sure the toys you buy are age-appropriate for your child, and you probably determine that in part by the toy labels that tell you exactly what age range each toy is designed for.…

Widespread Food Distribution Makes Contamination a Huge Issue
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Widespread Food Distribution Makes Contamination a Huge Issue

The globalization of food production and distribution has made it so that American consumers can go to their local grocery store and find items from every corner of the world. While many appreciate the diversity and convenience, our food distribution system also makes it easier for more people to get sick—if one batch of bad food is shipped out all around the country, consumers from the east to the west coast may suffer the serious effects of foodborne illnesses, and it becomes difficult for the distributor to recall all the bad units before they do damage.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County