Articles Posted in Products Liability

By The Perazzo Law Firm
Typically injuries stemming from car accidents involve multiple vehicles and drivers. However,
a very narrow subset of injuries caused by car vehicles do not involve a collision at all. Modern vehicles are equipped with a variety of technological features that may not be properly tested before being integrated as common features across vehicle model lines. Some flaws with those features may not become apparent for years after becoming common in many different models. Moreover, vehicle manufacturers are reluctant to act on known defects for some time until adverse publicity and the sheer number of victims forces them to act to improve the safety of their vehicles. Unfortunately, by the time a vehicle manufacturer issues a recall, many people will have suffered gruesome injuries or worse.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Oftentimes the media covers car accidents involving multiple vehicles resulting in catastrophic injuries. However, a largely overlooked segment of car accidents may not involve multiple drivers and vehicles. Sometimes, a serious injury may result through no fault of the driver.

Not all car accidents resulting in personal injury involve multiple vehicles. Moreover, not all car accidents involve a careless driver. A motor vehicle can be involved in a collision resulting in serious injury through no fault of the operator of the vehicle. As many of us have seen, a failed brake may result in a vehicle unintentionally moving downhill and running over an innocent pedestrian or even the vehicle’s owner. A passenger chair may malfunction crushing an occupant of the vehicle who is unable to escape.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

In a typical car accident, involving more than one vehicle, it is easy to assign blame on the drivers. Oftentimes, vehicle operators cause car accidents by failing to observe the speed limit or distance with other vehicles. However, more than carelessness of drivers can contribute to an accident.

Another possible and contributing cause of car accidents can be defective manufacturing and negligent construction. A modern vehicle consists of a wide variety of parts and systems manufactured by a multitude of companies from around the world. A minor malfunction in any of the parts can contribute to a car accident. In vehicles equipped with automatic breaking a malfunction in the sensors detecting distance with other vehicles could contribute to an accident. An impact sensor could suffer a glitch and fail to inflate an air bag during a crash resulting in exacerbation of injuries.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

We are in the middle of the season of giving. Gifts are exchanged between family members, friends and co-workers. Some of the most popular presents for the holidays are technological gadgets meant to entertain us in our homes. Modern electronics consist of sophisticated parts manufactured by any number of companies. A defective electrical device can cause a fire and a serious personal injury. However, improper use or faulty installation can also play a part in the cause of the property damage or personal injury.

In cases of damage from a defective product several parties may share liability. Primarily, the liability may lie with the manufacturer of the product that malfunctioned. The theory of recovery in these cases would point to defective manufacturing process or defective design.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Our homes tend to be our most valuable asset as a place to live as well as an investment for retirement. It is natural to want to insure your valuable asset. However, when a home suffers damage, most homeowners fail to report the loss to their insurance companies simply because they do not believe a loss may be covered. Some make a claim but fail to go any further when the insurance company rejects the claim. When your home suffers damage, it is important to consult a professional to find out your rights under the policy.

A large portion of homeowners dealing with damage fail to report it because they do not believed the loss is large enough or do not know it may be covered by the policy. Some homeowners attempt to make repairs themselves or hire a professional to make the repairs. When renewing your policy, the insurance company may want to inspect your property and may be less likely to renew the policy or may do so at a higher rate when previously unreported damage is discovered.

What To Know About Products Liability

By The Perazzo Law Firm 

The holiday season is also known as the season of giving. We all look forward to unwrapping our favorite presents and also look forward to sharing gifts with our friends and families. But what happens when the gifts we give cause injury to our loved ones?

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Boating accidents is a broad category of accidents involving a vessel regardless if any individual suffered injuries. However, typically boating accident involve personal injuries, death or missing persons. Even an incident where an individual suffered a fear of drowning with long-term mental anguish may be actionable.

Boating accidents tend to be very complex and challenging. Liability for a boating accident may involve the operator of the vessel, the employer, the owner of the vessel and the manufacturers of the vessel or its equipment and parts if it caused or contributed to the boating accident. A boating accident may be caused by operator error, which could make the operator, the employer and the owner liable.

What Happens When Your Car Accident Was Caused by a Defective Part

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Car accidents are usually caused by driver error. However, in certain situations a defective car part can play a role. A defective part can contribute to the damages caused or be the very cause itself. Over time, car parts become warn and can fail simply from wear and tear. In order to prevent that, proper and regular car maintenance can help. However, sometimes a manufacturers place profits over safety and release vehicles that are inherently unsafe.

When Car Safety Fails to Save You

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Every time we leave the safety of our homes we are exposed to dangers and risks of injury. On the road we risk injury from drunk drivers who choose to become intoxicated and operate a vehicle exposing everyone to risk on injury in a crash. Other crashes are caused by distracted drivers who try to save time by having breakfast while driving to work. Given the exponential growth of smartphone use, many drivers are too busy looking at the screen of their phones rather than looking at the road ahead.