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Florida Tesla Fire Raises Questions about Defective Cars and Liability

A recent Tesla crash that involved the car catching fire and killed two teens is now being investigated by authorities.
A 2014 Tesla Model S allegedly had a battery fire, which led to the deaths of two 18-year-old male teens. A third teenaged male was ejected from the vehicle and was treated for injuries. The police report indicates that speed played a role in the crash. The Fort Lauderdale incident is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
In this post, we’ll discuss how auto defects create liability for crash injuries, and we’ll explain how compensation works for car crash product liability cases.
Numerous Tesla Accidents Involving Fires
Tesla cars have been in the news for several fires over the past few years.…

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What to Do If You Were Injured by a Holiday Gift in Florida

The holidays have come and gone, and most of us have gotten back to life as usual. However, if you were injured by a holiday gift, you may be left with painful and debilitating injuries – not to mention hefty medical bills. You may even be unable to return to work, compromising your family’s financial future.
Seeking damages for your injuries can help to address these concerns.
Many times, product-related injuries are due to defects in product design or manufacturing, or to inadequacies in the product’s warnings and instructions. A successful product liability claim generally requires a thorough investigation of the product by experts, and documentation of your injuries and their financial and emotional ramifications.…

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What You Need to Prove to Win a Florida Defective Product Lawsuit

If you have been injured by a defective product, the court may award compensation to you for your pain, suffering, and losses. Moreover, your case may have the potential to hold a company accountable for their defective product in such a way that they are driven to make changes that protect more people going forward.
Economic damages may be awarded for the following:

Lost income, both past and future
Medical expenses
Funeral expenses
Lost services and support
Replacement value
Loss of appraised real property value
Costs of repairs, including labor, profit and overhead
Any other loss that occurred only due to the injury or harm of the situation

If you were partially at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced proportionally.…

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Seat Backs Cause Tesla to Recall 2,700 Vehicles

More and more people are concerned about the environment and the sustainability of using oil and gasoline to power vehicles. Ethanol, propane, biodiesel, solar, steam, natural gas, and fuel cells are all alternative energy sources to the gasoline-powered engine. But so far electricity is the only one that has been able to have real commercial success.
Numerous car manufacturers are now offering electric or hybrid model cars to eco-conscious drivers. Just some of the electric cars on the market include:

BMW i3
Chevrolet Spark EV
Fiat 500e
Ford Focus EV
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric
Mitsubishi i
Nissan Leaf
Smart Electric Drive
Tesla models
Volkswagen eGolf

Out of all electric car manufacturers, it seems that Tesla gets the most attention.…

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Transvaginal Mesh Injury: Do You Have a Claim?

If you had a transvaginal mesh implant installed to help with your stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse and started experiencing severe complications, you’re not alone.
Tens of thousands of women have come forward alleging injuries caused by transvaginal mesh. Victims and their attorneys claim drug manufacturers failed to notice critical design flaws or notify consumers of the potential risks.
Reuters recently estimated that as many as 100,000 women have made claims against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. As plaintiffs, victims claim that the mesh caused serious and painful side effects.
If you are one of the many injured by this product, you may wonder if you have a claim to receive compensation.…

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What Happens When Your Car Repairs Go Wrong?

Recent statistics show that a typical American spends 101 minutes per day driving—that’s an impressive average of 37,935 hours per year if you begin driving at 17 and stop at 78 years old.
When you consider how much time we spend in our cars annually, it makes sense that drivers would want to go to reasonable lengths to keep their cars are clean, comfortable, and as safe as possible. For many Florida residents, routine car repairs are inevitable necessities. But what happens when your car repairs go wrong?
When you leave your car with a mechanic for repairs or service, the two of you enter a bailment relationship.…

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You look out over the water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and you instantly think: relaxation, calm, and blue seas to match the blue skies. You see boats of all sizes from sailboats to cruise ships floating seamlessly along the tranquil waters.
What you don’t consider is that you could slip or fall on a boat or yacht, resulting in a serious or even fatal personal injury. It’s not always smooth sailing – every time you step on a boat the possibility of a personal injury exists, much like automobiles, trucks or motorcycle accidents. The difference is Florida has so many boats; Florida leads the U.S. with 982,470 registered boats and close to 1 million nonregistered boats.…

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When you have suffered a personal injury in Florida due to the negligence of an individual, company or insurance company, you need a good Florida personal injury attorney. However, how do you choose a personal injury lawyer who has your best interest at heart, that is truly going to fight for your rights?
All personal injury law firms are not created equal, nor are all lawyers. If you are looking for a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, here are some do’s and don’ts when choosing the best personal injury lawyer to advocate your case.
• Contact the Florida Local Bar Association who will be able to recommend a good personal injury attorney familiar with Florida state and federal laws.…

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