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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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Watch Out for School Supplies with Harmful Toxins

Most school-age children have mixed feelings when it comes time to go back to school. However, purchasing new school supplies for back-to-school is almost universally something that is eagerly anticipated – who doesn’t love that new eraser smell?
Although most school supplies are carefully regulated and completely safe for your children, some have been found to contain harmful toxins and should be avoided. This guide can help you identify which school supplies are toxic so you can stay away from them.
Back-to-School Items You Need to Keep Your Kids Away From
Asbestos-containing crayons. It may seem crazy in today’s day and age, but some crayons – particularly those manufactured outside of the United States – may contain asbestos.…

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Before You Gift: The Year’s Most Dangerous Toys

We know it’s not easy buying holiday gifts for children. You don’t want to be the person who buys socks for the kids every year. You want to make sure the children in your life enjoy the gifts that you give them.
That being said, you also have the responsibility of giving kids gifts that are safe and won’t cause injuries later on in the year.
That’s a lot of pressure!
Luckily, with online resources like internet recalls, you can begin to narrow down your search.
The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of the Year
Let’s start by looking at the 10 most dangerous toys of 2016 according to WATCH.…

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Florida Man Sues after Samsung Note7 Explodes in His Pocket

With all the commotion over the iPhone 7’s new features, Samsung rushed to release its newest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The release of the Galaxy Note7 was exciting: waterproof protection and an iris scanner are just some of the phone’s new features. Very quickly after its release, however, stories started covering one accidental new feature – an exploding battery.
One of the victims of this exploding battery is Jonathan Strobel, a Palm Beach County resident. Strobel was holding his phone in his right pocket on September 9 when the battery ignited. The battery caused severe burns to his thigh, as well as extreme shock and pain. Seeking compensation for his injuries and related financial losses, Strobel decided to sue Samsung for damages in excess of $15,000.…

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Exploding Batteries and E-Cigarettes

Cigarettes are bad for you. It has been proven over and over again. And yet, people still need to get their nicotine fix. So e-cigarettes were developed.
E-cigarettes – including e-pens, e-pipes, e-cigars, and e-hookah – are known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). They are devices that allow users to inhale vapor containing nicotine or other substances. Some of them are designed to look like real cigarettes, while others are a bit more decorative.
The vapor from an e-cigarette comes from e-liquid contained in cartridges. To create an e-liquid, nicotine is extracted from tobacco and mixed with a base – usually propylene glycol – which often includes different flavors, colors, and other chemicals.…

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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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Taking a Legal Stand against Coke (The Soda, That Is)

Recently the Huffington Post ran a rather ominous article about the negative effects of diet soda on your teeth. The piece was accompanied by a disturbing picture, and stated that diet soda could have just as bad an effect on your teeth as crystal meth , which has long been known to wear down enamel and create terrible tooth decay..
Dr. Mohammed Bassiouny, a dentist at Temple University, ran a study, comparing diet soda drinkers, methamphetamine addicts, and cocaine addicts and found similar patterns of tooth decay in all three subjects.
This leads us to wonder: Could soda manufacturers be the next target for personal injury attorneys?…

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