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Green Bay electric scooter injury lawyerA recent transportation trend has seen people of all ages begin to use electric scooters, also known as e-scooters, to travel in cities throughout the United States. An e-scooter is a powered stand-up scooter which uses a small electric motor. This mode of transportation is especially popular in warm weather or mild climates. Electric or motorized scooters are a more efficient way to get around compared to walking. In addition, they can be a great way to see a city if you are a tourist. However, as with any motorized device, people face the risks of serious accidents and injuries that can occur while operating them.  

Injuries While Riding E-Scooters

Riders should pay attention to the terrain where they are riding an electric scooter. If a person accidentally hits a crack in a sidewalk or uneven pavement at any speed, they may lose control and fall, which could result in broken bones, lacerations, concussions, punctured lungs, and more. If the hazards in the roadway are due to maintenance issues by a negligent property owner, victims might be able to pursue compensation for any injuries sustained while operating the scooter.   

If the e-scooter is found to have defective parts that caused an accident, the manufacturer could be liable. Recently, an electric scooter manufacturer announced that a defect in their scooters could cause batteries to smolder or even catch fire, leading to serious burn injuries. The company also urged riders to be extra cautious because of a technical problem that could cause “sudden excessive braking” during rides, which may result in a rider flipping over the handlebars. In these cases, victims could sustain bone fractures or traumatic brain injuries.

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Appleton defective toy lawyersIf you are like most parents, you take the time to check age recommendations before purchasing a new toy for your child. You may even check to ensure the product has not been recalled, and if you ever learn of one, you get rid of the toy or return the toy or send it in for a refund or replacement. So, what happens when your child experiences an injury, despite all your due diligence? Every three minutes, a parent, somewhere in the United States, asks this same question. Here, we will answer that question so that you and your loved ones know where to turn if your child ever experiences a defective toy injury.

Defective Toys in America

In a landmark study, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance Service. A compilation of consumer product injury statistics at over 100 hospitals across the country, the data goes all the way back to 1990. Overall, the data revealed that a child is injured by a dangerous toy every three minutes. More specifically, children at different ages and stages faced different threats.

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Appleton products liability attorney, dangerous baby productsAll manufacturing companies have the legal duty to design, produce, and sell products that are safe for consumer use. Even if the products are not safe under certain circumstances, the company must provide adequate warnings regarding the possible risks of the product. When a company fails to meet these legal duties, injured consumers can hold the company liable by filing a products liability claim in civil court.

Several types of products can be dangerous and cause injury, from motor vehicles to sports equipment to common household appliances. One of the most risky kinds of defective products, however, are those meant for babies and small children. Because of the relative vulnerability and helplessness of very small children, parents generally try to choose products as carefully as possible. Though you should be able to trust that your baby products will be safe, many products can malfunction and cause injury to your child or another member of your family. If this occurs, you should contact a Wisconsin products liability attorney as soon as possible.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission provides information regarding many types of potentially dangerous products, including the following:

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Green Bay products liability lawyers, Appleton products liability lawyers, dangerous products, defective products, product recall, products liability lawsuit, voluntary recall, Salmonella, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., ground oregano recallProduct recalls are reported by news sources to inform the public of the potential danger a product may cause. Usually the product manufacturer initially becomes aware of the defect or problem and then issues a voluntary recall. However, in some cases, government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration or the Consumer Product Safety Commission come across the defect and inform the manufacturer of its findings. Although a recall does not hold a manufacturer strictly liable in a products liability lawsuit, it can sometimes be used as evidence to help establish that the product was defective.

McCormick Issues Recall on Ground Oregano

Dried herbs provide flavor to home cooked meals and eliminate the need to keep fresh herbs on hand. However, the popular spice manufacturer McCormick & Company recently issued a voluntary recall on their ground oregano due a possible salmonella contamination.

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