Product Liability

Takata Airbag Recalls 2018

Airbags are life-saving inventions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, airbags saved 44,869 lives from 1987 to 2015. In 2016, airbags prevented an estimated 2,756 deaths. When used in conjunction with seatbelts, airbags can significantly reduce the risk of major injuries in auto accidents. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers take due care in designing… read more

Autonomous Car Liability: Who’s Responsible for Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Autonomous vehicles have been the recent subject of news coverage. California is home to companies leading the autonomous vehicle movement, including Google and Uber. Motorists in the Bay Area might have already seen these vehicles in action as they go through rigorous testing. Widespread use of fully autonomous vehicles may still be years away, but… read more

Top 4 Common Tire Defects and How To Avoid Them

A tire blowout or malfunction can be more than just an inconvenience. An untimely tire defect can lead to an injury-causing crash, especially when it causes a car accident at high speeds. Discover the most common causes of tire blowouts and vehicle defects to take preventive actions to avoid a crash. The following represent the… read more

Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash in California – The Questions Remain

On March 23, 2018, 38-year-old, San Mateo man, Walter Huang was killed when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View, California and subsequently caught on fire. According to news reports, Mr. Huang’s Tesla Model X was on Autopilot at the time of the crash. Indeed, at… read more

Did I Misuse a Product or Was It Defective?

If you recently incurred injury while using a product, you may wonder if you have legal grounds for a product liability claim. Injuries involving the products we use every day fall under the realm of product liability law. In certain instances, you may be able to collect damages to pay for medical bills, compensate for… read more

Johnson & Johnson Hit with Massive $417M Verdict

California Talcum Powder Cancer Trial A Los Angeles jury issued Johnson & Johnson with a $417M verdict for failure to warn about the increased risk of ovarian cancer due to regular use of its talcum powder products. This was the first trial in California that explored the link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products… read more

Toy Manufacturer Injury Lawsuits

New toys enter the marketplace every day. In recent years, hover boards, fidget spinners, and other must-have toys have entered the spotlight as potentially unsafe gadgets. Parents should be able to trust toy manufacturers and marketing messages. When toy companies fail to design, manufacture, and label toys with child safety in mind, consumers retain the… read more

Class-action lawsuit over Cellphones

Many of LG’s mobile phones have been targeted by lawsuits due to poor performance. How Serious is the Issue? Some of the allegations include a “boot-looping” problem, where the phone constantly powers up, turns off and reboots – a never-ending cycle. There are also complaints of battery power drain, where the device is rendered useless… read more

2016 in product recalls

The year 2016 was a big one for product recalls, with perhaps the massive recalls of Takata airbags and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 making the most headlines. Many of these recalls were the result of consumers suffering serious injury because of the product was defectively designed or manufactured. Here are some of the most… read more

Ikea settles dresser death litigation for $50 million

Low-cost furniture chain Ikea has announced that it is settling litigation related to the deaths of three young children caused by unstable dressers. The company has reportedly agreed to pay $50 million to the families of the deceased. The tragic deaths were all caused by Ikea’s Malm dressers, which were found to be dangerously unstable…. read more