Most New Orleans residents know how dangerous guns can be, and many people are injured or killed each year by firearms. But what happens when a person is not directly responsible for those injuries? Depending on the situation, those who have suffered injuries from a firearm may want to explore the different types of product defects that may be responsible for a firearm accident.
Consumers entrust manufacturers and other businesses to provide them with safe products for their use. When they fail to do so and customers are injured as a result, they should be held accountable. What circumstances allow a consumer to impose such liability?
Millions of products are sold Louisiana consumers daily. Many of these products make life easier by allowing us to do something we couldn't otherwise do without that product. Usually everything operates as it should and the buyer is satisfied. However, as you may already have experienced, sometimes products don't operate as they should. This could result in an injury that, by law, may hold the manufacturer responsible.
Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, are buying products in stores and numerous other locations day in and day out. Any product that is purchased could potentially be dangerous in one way or another. Some products are inherently dangerous, while others may be unexpectedly dangerous. When a dangerous product or defective product causes consumer injury or death, that injured party or his or her loved ones may be able to recover compensation. However, the ability to receive compensation hinges on the regulations set forth by products liability legislation.
Many residents of Louisiana own guns. Responsible gun owners know that all guns present inherent dangers that an individual must appreciate in order to avoid injury while the gun is being used. But when a gun malfunctions or is manufactured in a way that creates dangers beyond those that are inherent in the product, the manufacturer may be liable for any resulting injuries.
There are likely many women in New Orleans, as there are across the country, that are looking for the perfect birth control to prevent pregnancy or for other medical reasons. Some may have heard of the birth control known as Mirena. Mirena is an inter-uterine form of birth control that its makers claim is over 99 percent effective, convenient, lightens periods and lasts for up to five years. However, once women hear about the litigation that is unfolding regarding this birth control device, they may want to consider whether the benefits really outweigh the costs.
As Louisiana owners of General Motors cars are no doubt aware, GM recent recalled more than 1.62 million of its vehicles due to a problem with their ignition systems that has been implicated in at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths. The company now faces numerous investigations into its handling of the affair, and could face large fines if it is found to have delayed responding to reports of safety issues. Japanese automaker recently agreed to pay a record $1.2 billion in penalties to settle investigations into its actions in a safety scandal of its own.