Product Liability Articles

Many times after our skilled team of professional investigators thoroughly examines a personal injury claim, a Beasley Allen lawyer will determine that the injury was caused by a defective product. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost more than $700 billion each year. We help ensure that manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.

A great number of the product liability claims we investigate are single vehicle accidents. In investigating automobile accidents and product liability cases over the past 30 years, we have seen many single vehicle accidents that were caused by a design defect or mechanical problem. Single vehicle accidents where the occupant received injuries disproportionate to the severity of the accident can often be traced back to a defect

Infant and toddler carriers to have risks addressed by CPSC in latest mandatory safety standard

Posted: April 23, 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved its latest federal mandatory standard intended to prevent deaths and injuries to small children in infant and toddler carriers.

“Park It Now” injunction denied in favor of NHTSA’s role in GM ignition switch recall

Posted: April 18, 2014

Citing his desire not overstep the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) expertise, Texas’ U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos refused to issue a “park it now” notice to consumers driving one of 2.5 million recalled General Motors (GM) vehicles.

Pennsylvania lawsuit claims Ryobi table saw is “unreasonably dangerous”

Posted: April 18, 2014

A products liability lawsuit has been filed by a Pennsylvania man who suffered severe permanent injuries while working with what he claims is an “unreasonably dangerous” Ryobi table saw.

Delphi Automotive probed by U.S. Senators for failure to replace GM’s defective ignition switches

Posted: April 17, 2014

Tuesday, U.S. senators began to turn their questions about the massive General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall to the company’s ignition switch supplier, Delphi Automotive PLC. The controversial defective ignition switches are believed to have been responsible for 13 fatal

Volkswagen temporarily halting North American sales of four popular 2014 vehicles due to oil leakage

Posted: April 10, 2014

This Wednesday, Volkswagen (VW) has announced that it will halt its North American sales on approximately 27,000 current model year Passats, Jettas, Beetles and Beetle Convertibles with 1.8-liter engines and automatic transmission. All of the models were built after Feb.

GM continues to ignore NHTSA’s questioning deadline, penalized $7,000 for each day overdue

Posted: April 9, 2014

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this Tuesday, General Motors (GM) has missed an April 3 deadline to release information regarding its recent defective ignition switch recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Due to its tardiness, a fine

Families struggle with the possibility GM may not be criminally prosecuted for its misdeeds

Posted: April 7, 2014

According to the Huffington Post, families who have lost loved ones in General Motors (GM) vehicles with defective ignition switches want GM insiders to suffer more than just large fines for allegedly covering up their vehicles’ problems.

Frustrated families of GM ignition switch victims seek real answers, action

Posted: April 3, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra testified before a Congressional panel Tuesday in an effort to provide lawmakers with an understanding of the company’s failure to recall defective ignition switches and allowing six of its models to remain on

GM retains former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg to help with ignition switch crisis

Posted: April 2, 2014

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said her company has retained former BP oil spill administrator Kenneth Feinberg to shepherd the company through its options amid its ignition switch crisis.

GM approved subpar ignition switches, manufacturer says

Posted: April 1, 2014

General Motors (GM) approved ignition switches that are being blamed for multiple crashes, deaths, and injuries even though the mechanisms failed to meet the company’s specifications, the company that supplied the part told congressional investigators.