Share

Product Liability

Friday, September 16, 2016

Consumer Alert: Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

The United States Consumer Product Safety Division announced a recall on Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards.  The recall, announced on September 15th, 2016, states the lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.


Read more . . .


Friday, July 29, 2016

Car Accident Victims Should Do These 5 Things Immediately

The majority of car accidents in Georgia are caused by distracted driving, and everyone on our roads is at heightened risk of being injured by an accident caused by a preoccupied driver.

What does this mean to you?  It’s more important than ever to drive defensively, and know what to do if you’re involved in a car accident.   If you are involved in an accident and need medical attention, here are five ways to protect yourself from further damage...


Read more . . .


Friday, June 10, 2016

Recall Alerts for Off-Road Vehicles

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently announced recalls of the following off-road vehicles...


Read more . . .


Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Means Added Risk of Tire Malfunctions and other Car Trouble

Unexpected car trouble of any kind can be dangerous for drivers, passengers and fellow motorists.   In particular, tire malfunctions such as blowouts are a major safety hazard.  Blowouts can cause someone to lose control over their vehicle – especially when traveling at high speeds.  According to an article published in Popular Mechanics, tire blowout season begins in May and lasts through October.  An increased rate of tire failure during this time is due in part to higher temperatures and motorists driving farther and faster in vehicles loaded with passengers and other items.  


Read more . . .


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Experts say Keyless Ignitions Increase Risk of Personal Injury and Accidents

Like many new car technology features, keyless ignitions were once limited to luxury cars but now are becoming more commonplace in new cars.  But are keyless ignition systems safe?  This feature designed for convenience sake has been blamed for unwanted consequences, including personal injury and even death.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about drivers who turn off cars with keyless ignition systems without putting the vehicle in park.  When this occurs, the vehicle can roll after the driver has walked away, posing a safety hazard for anyone nearby.   According to SaferCar.gov, another safety concern is drivers who accidently leave the car running in a closed environment which increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Drivers who are not familiar with how to turn off the car in the event of an emergency could also pose safety hazards.  


Read more . . .


Friday, March 25, 2016

Are We Getting Comfortable with New Car Technology?

Three-quarters of Americans are afraid to ride in self-driving vehicles, according to a recent survey by AAA.  While it’s understandable why many people are hesitant to completely surrender control of their car to a computer due to fear of a car accident or personal injury, some claim they don’t even need help parallel parking.  Eighty percent of Americans are “confident” in their parallel parking skills and only one-in-four would surrender control to self-parking technology. 

 


Read more . . .


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Georgia Man Killed by Takata Airbag in Ford Truck Fuels Additional Recalls

The airbag manufactured by Takata inside a 2006 Ford Ranger pick-up truck ruptured following an accident that took place in South Carolina, causing manufacturers to expand the already massive recall.  This is of major concern for Georgia residents for two reasons:  First, it's the first fatality that has connected the faulty airbags to a Ford vehicle.  Second, the truck owner who suffered the fatality lived in Georgia, an area known for the warm temperatures and high humidity that may increase the risk of an airbag malfunction.     


Read more . . .


Friday, January 29, 2016

New Campaign Urges Consumers to Check for Vehicle Recalls at Least Twice a Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it is launching a new campaign urging consumers to check for open recalls a habit – at least twice a year.   This is on the heels of a record number of recalls in 2016.  Last year the number of recalls almost reached 900, affecting 51 million vehicles nationwide.  Car owners can go online to see if they are affected by any recalls by searching by their vehicle’s VIN.  

Manufacturers contact vehicle owners by postal mail about recalls, however these communications may never reach the current vehicle driver/owner for a variety of reasons.  The envelope may be sorted into the junk mail pile, or the car may have been sold, leased or given to another driver.  The NHTSA estimates that approximately 25% of vehicles affected by recalls do not get the recommended repairs needed. 


Read more . . .


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Takata Airbag Recall Update

The Takata airbag recall is still making headlines, as the recall has expanded to include more than 34 million cars in the U.S., affecting roughly 1 out of every 7 cars. Experts are still investigating the root cause, but this issue is especially important to those of us living south of Atlanta because initial data shows that the faulty airbags are more likely to deteriorate and deploy without warning in hot, humid climates. Because Georgia's climate is known for our heat and high humidity during the summer, Georgia residents are at higher risk. According to Consumer Reports, many affected by the recall have learned that it may take weeks - or even months - for replacement air bags to arrive. Automakers should be prioritizing replacements for areas with high temperatures and humidity – especially with summer fast approaching.
Read more . . .


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Airbag Recall Update: Jeep Cherokee and Takata

The Jeep Cherokee recall is yet another in a string of faulty airbags recalled for various car makes and models. In November, I wrote about the Takata airbag recall due to a serious malfunction that could result in severe personal injury or even death. It was especially urgent that Georgia residents are informed about that issue because the airbags are more likely to become defective in warm, humid climates.

And just last week, it was announced that more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles that were "fixed" as a result of an airbag recall now require a second fix for airbags that may "inadvertently inflate" when the car is running. Vehicle owners are being asked to bring the cars back into a dealership to have the units fully replaced, as the previous airbag replacement didn't solve the problem.


Read more . . .


Monday, December 15, 2014

Products Made for Children, Product Liability and Personal Injury Law

This time of year millions people are rushing to buy gifts for loved ones.  There is a lot to consider when buying a gift – especially for a child.  Is it age appropriate?  Does it require parental supervision?  Will the child be able to enjoy using it safely by him or herself? 

Manufacturers should be accountable for products made and marketed specifically for children, and consumers located in the greater Henry County or south Atlanta area that have been injured by a defective or mislabeled product should contact our highly skilled personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.


Read more . . .


Archived Posts

2017
2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
Hidden Dangers – Study reveals 65% of commercial trucks are committing safety violations
Personal Injury Attorneys Share How Car Accidents Can affect Pre-Existing Conditions
What’s a “Slip and Fall” Case? By Personal Injury Attorneys located in Henry County Georgia
Americans Admit to Risky Driving Behaviors
Is Your Insurance Company Refusing to Pay for Car Damage or Personal Injuries From the Winter Storms?
Shared Access to Truck Drivers’ Drug & Alcohol Test Data Make Safer Highways
“Safer Teen Car” includes a Computer Parent
How Henry County Residents Can Keep Young Drivers Safe this Spring Break
Top 5 Ways to Prevent a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Accident in your Home
Bicycles versus Cars: Who has the right of way?
Personal Injury Law: Top 5 Things Cyclists Need to Know about Georgia Law
What should you do if you’re in an accident? Tips from a Personal Injury Laywer in Henry County, Georgia
Personal Injury Law: Almost 25 Percent of Car Crashes are Weather-Related
Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia: It’s Time to Review School Bus Safety
Personal Injury Law: What Georgia Residents Should Do if the Victim of Food Tampering or Poisoning
Personal Injury Law: Cooler Weather Could Mean More Road Rage
You May Not Realize You’re Hurt: Advice from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Henry County, Georgia
Coping with a New Disability: Help from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge, Georgia
Personal Injury 101: Empower Yourself with the Right Vocabulary
Personal Injury Attorney Advises Georgia Residents on How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays
Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbrdige, GA Gives Holiday Travel Safety Tips
Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party? Here are the Top 5 ways to Protect Yourself and Others.

← Newer12 Older →


Smith Welch Webb & White serve clients throughout the south metro Atlanta area including but not limited to McDonough, Stockbridge, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Henry County, Jonesboro, Spalding County, Butts County, and Lamar County.



© 2017 Smith Welch Webb & White | Disclaimer
280 Country Club Drive, Suite 300, Stockbridge, GA 30281
| Phone: 844.810.4357

Personal Injury Overview | Wrongful Death | Truck Accidents | Automobile Accidents | Motorcycle Accidents | Drunk Drivers | Civil Rights | Workers' Compensation | Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents | Dog Bites | Assault | Product Liability | Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Abuse | | Attorneys | Articles | Client Forms

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative