Monday, 23 December 2013

Newburgh Product Liability Attorney

Defective products are responsible for numerous injuries and deaths, each year. Even though many defective products are recalled, even more remain on the market and in our homes. Recalls are typically not initiated until someone is seriously hurt or killed, and some defective products are never recalled. Many accidents caused by defective products are not properly investigated and the real culprit is never discovered. A Newburgh product liability attorney will thoroughly investigate the accident which caused your injuries so that you can recover the compensation you need.

Defective Toys and Children’s Products

Sadly, children are often the victims of defective product injuries. They are far more vulnerable to defects such as contamination with lead, because of the way they interact with their toys. Examples of children’s products which are commonly defective include:

·         Car safety seats
·         Baby carriers
·         High chairs
·         Cribs
·         Playpens
·         Baby gates
·         Hammocks
·         Bunk beds
·         Strollers
·         Pacifiers
·         Bottle warmers
·         Tents
·         Playground equipment
·         Electronics
·         Toys
·         Clothing
·         Jewelry
·         Balloons
·         Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications

Defective Vehicles

Defective vehicles can cause wrecks, cause injuries to be worse in the event of an accident, and even cause tragic accidents such as house fires when they are not in operation.

GMC recently recalled 230,000 SUVs for an electrical problem that can start a fire while the vehicle is turned off, and instructed owners not to park in garages until they have repairs made.

Defects that can cause accidents include:

·         Faulty tires
·         Defective brakes
·         Faulty power steering
·         Design flaws leading to rollover
·         Defects which cause unintended acceleration
·         Sensor defects

Crashworthiness defects, defects which cause or contribute to injuries in the event of an accident, even though they do not usually cause accidents, include:

·         Defective seat belts
·         Defective airbags
·         Faulty door latch, leading to ejection
·         Poor roof crush resistance
·         Defective seat backs
·         Fuel system defects leading to fuel fed fires

Those who may be held responsible for injuries and death caused by defective vehicles include:

·         Auto manufacturer or dealership
·         Parts manufacturer or seller
·         Rental company
·         Repair shop

Time Limits

There is a time limit for filing a product liability lawsuit. It is called the statute of limitations and gives you only three years after the date of your injury to file your lawsuit, or you forfeit you legal right to compensation. 

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Choosing a Maryland Injury Attorney

No matter how confident you are about the merits of your case, you still need the right attorney if you want to win and recover maximum compensation. With so many to choose from, you may be wondering what you should look for in a Maryland injury attorney. There are several requirements that can help you narrow down the candidates.

Free Consultation and Contingency Fee Agreement

These are the most basic requirements, and will not rule out many personal injury attorneys, but it is something you need to know if you are not familiar with injury law. A reputable injury attorney offers a free initial consultation, so you can find out if you really have a case, and represents injury victims on a contingency fee basis.

In other words, you should never be asked to pay upfront. Your attorney gets paid if you receive monetary compensation. This is standard. It also serves as an incentive for attorneys to only take on cases with merit and to do their best so that they can get paid for their efforts.

A Trial Attorney

You should choose a trial attorney. If you do not have experience with lawsuits, you are probably wondering, “Aren’t they all trial attorneys? I thought that going to trial was what attorneys do.” The truth is that a lot of lawyers, even those who represent plaintiffs in lawsuits, rarely actually present cases to juries and often try to settle their cases to avoid it. They prefer to settle out of court.

Most cases are settled out of court and that is a good thing, but your attorney still needs to prepare your case to go to trial and your opponent needs to know that your attorney has no reservations about taking your case all the way through jury trial. This helps you get a larger settlement, and in the rare cases where a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached, you will have a strong case to present to the jury.

Track Record of Success with the Type of Case You Have

Your attorney should have ample experience and a track record of success, not just in personal injury, but in the specific type of case that you will be pursuing. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, so if you were injured in an auto accident, choose an attorney who has a history of winning for auto accident victims. Likewise with medical malpractice and other types of lawsuits.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Is Your Newburgh Auto Accident Really a Product Liability Case?

Defective vehicles can cause serious car accidents, and even in accidents caused by negligent drivers, crashworthiness defects can cause injuries to be far worse than they would have been if not for the defect. When a defective vehicle causes injuries, your auto accident claim becomes a product liability case. That changes the nature of your claim in many ways, including who can be held responsible for your injuries. A product liability attorney in Newburgh can help you determine if your auto accident involved a defective vehicle.

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Defects Which Can Cause Accidents

Defects which can cause motor vehicle accidents include:

·         Design flaws, including those which lead to rollover
·         Unintended acceleration
·         Faulty tires
·         Defective brake system
·         Defective steering
·         Sensor defects
·         Airbags which deploy when there is no accident

Crashworthiness Defects

Crashworthiness is a vehicle’s ability to protect occupants in the event of an accident. Crashworthiness defects do not cause accidents, but cause injuries to be worse when an accident occurs. Examples of crashworthiness defects include:

·         Poor roof crush resistance
·         Defective seatbelts
·         Defective airbags
·         Fuel system defects leading to fuel-fed fires

Defendants in Defective Vehicle lawsuits

Potential defendants in a Newburgh product liability lawsuit, stemming from an auto accident include:

·         Auto manufacturer
·         Dealership
·         Parts manufacturer
·         Parts seller
·         Rental company
·         Repair shop

Defects are not always obvious and if they are not discovered it can appear that a driver was to blame in cases that did not involve driver negligence. An experienced product liability lawyer will thoroughly investigate to determine if a defect caused the accident or injuries, so that you can pursue all avenues of compensation.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Maryland Car Accident Attorney

There are over six million motor vehicle accidents in America every year, and several of these accidents have resulted in some type of serious injury that requires medical attention. Unfortunately, the Maryland area has some of the highest incidences of car accidents in the nation. If you have been in an accident, consulting a Maryland car accident attorney can help you recover damages and protect your loved ones.

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Maryland Car Accident

When someone is in an accident, they don’t only suffer from medical injuries. Often accidents can be very expensive financially, and lead to mental stress and anguish. Accident attorneys are often experienced in pursuing the following situations in which it can be difficult to get a fair insurance settlement:

·         Distracted driving
·         Drunk driver
·         Head-on collisions
·         Rear-end collisions
·         Reckless driver

Insurance companies often have very large legal defense funds and are willing to spend extensive time in the courts to avoid giving you the compensation that you may need after an accident for your injuries and any damages, such as lost wages. That is why it could be in your benefit to find an attorney that has succeeded in pursuing claims similar to yours. You want an attorney that can understand the type of personal injuries that you have and how to navigate the complicated legal system to get you a fair settlement. When looking for a Maryland car accident lawyer, the following traits may be helpful:

·         Understanding of local traffic laws
·         Experience with claims like yours
·         Strong communication skills

Call a Maryland Motor Vehicle Injury Attorney Today

If you or someone that you care about was injured in a collision, you do not want to wait to talk with a lawyer. There is a time limit in which you can file a claim, called the statue of limitations. The experienced Maryland auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC understand how serious injuries can be and have a strong track record in helping people like you. Choosing an accident attorney today will help you get started on recovery.