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Savannah Defective Drugs Attorneys Georgia Trial Lawyers

www.brooks-law.com Call 866-721-1704. Defective Drug Litigation Attorneys, Brooks Law Firm, Savannah, GA. We help clients who have suffered heart valve damage, liver damage, strokes, or breast cancer from unsafe medication. Georgia statewide.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - February 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm

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Toyota Recalls Millions of Defective Vehicles



New York, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2010

Toyota Motors announced a recall of almost 2.3 million vehicles on January 21, because the company learned that accelerator pads may stick, causing the vehicle to speed up unintentionally. As New York personal injury lawyers are aware, these unintended sudden acceleration incidents resulted in numerous accidents, many of which resulted in fatalities. The recall covers car and truck models from 2005 to 2010. Toyota models which are part of the recall are: 2005-10 Avalon; 2007-10 Camry and Tundra; 2009-10 RAV4, Corolla and Matrix; 2008-10 Sequoia; and 2010 Highlander.

“After approximately 2,262 – and counting – sudden acceleration incidents, we are pleased that Toyota has finally recalled its defective vehicles,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman quoting an analysis by Safety Research & Strategies, a vehicle safety research firm based in Massachusetts.

Last fall, Toyota recalled 3.8 million vehicles due to a design defect that caused the accelerator pedal to catch on the floor mat. Currently, approximately 8 million Toyota vehicles have been recalled worldwide.

When fatal or serious injuries occur in a New York car accident, New York personal injury lawyers, like the lawyers at the Perecman Firm, investigate the incident and its circumstances to determine the cause. When a defect in the design or manufacture of a vehicle is found to be at fault, a New York personal injury lawyer can help secure maximum compensation for a victim or his or her family.

In one near tragic occurrence in New York, a Queens dad had to crash his runaway RAV4 Toyota into a tree to get the vehicle to stop. He, his wife and their daughter suffered numerous injuries.

In another reported accident, an upstate New York mom had to smash her Toyota Camry into the back of another vehicle to get her car to decelerate. .

In New York, personal injury lawyers are reviewing allegations that Toyota fraudulently concealed safety hazards and breached its own contract and warranties.

“If you have been in an accident involving any of the recalled Toyota vehicles, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer. In New York, a personal injury lawyer with experience can evaluate your individual case and advise you on how best to proceed,” added Perecman.

David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict* for a construction accident, a .35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*later settled while on appeal for .940 million

** later settled for .5 million

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - January 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

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What your product liability lawyer in NJ will tell you about defective product law

What your product liability lawyer in NJ will tell you about defective product law

It is important to understand that the goal of a product liability lawyer is to protect consumers from dangerous products, as well as provide compensation for loss or harm caused by said products. They also sometimes seek to punish the manufactures of the defective products so that the situation never occurs again. 

How does product liability occur?

It is important to understand the how and why of product liability.  Just what falls under this statute?  What can you do about it?  Who are the people that can be blamed for it?  Product liability claims can be brought under a number of different theories, including: 

Defective Product Design
This occurs when products become defective during the design of the initial product.  The group responsible for design the product is held liable for design flaws of the product in question.

Product Manufacturing Defects.
This occurs when the product becomes defective during the manufacturing process.  Manufactures are held responsible for improper fabrication of products.  This could be caused by negligence(see below), or faulty product fabrication equipment.

Marketing Defects.
A marketing defect involves such issues as inadequate warning labels or instructions. 

Negligence.
This happens when specified people in charge of placing the product into the use neglect marketing, manufacturing, or design defects and still put it on the shelves. 

This is just the start of what your product liability lawyer in NJ will tell you about how to handle defective products that have harmed you, a loved one, or a colleague. This is of course a general overview and should only be used to provoke thinking on product liability.

For professional information you should always see a licensed product liability lawyer.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - October 25, 2010 at 4:14 am

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Class Action Law Firm takes on BMW for Systematically Concealing Safety Risks of Defective High Pressure Fuel Pumps and Turbo Chargers



Flawed engine design of BMW twin turbo models leaves consumers stranded


Sacramento, CA (Vocus) October 5, 2010

Sacramento, California based class action law firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP, recently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of individuals who own various BMW vehicles released between the years of 2007-2010. The lawsuit, No. CV10-2257 SI filed in the Northern District of California, seeks to compel BMW to initiate a recall in order to replace all of the high pressure fuel pumps (HPFP) in the affected vehicles.

According to the complaint, in 2006, BMW announced with much fanfare the development of its new N54 twin turbo engine. BMW touted the new engine as incorporating state of the art technology that included dual turbo chargers and a newly developed fuel injection system. BMW represented to the public that this new technology would eliminate ‘turbo lag,’ a common problem in turbocharged vehicles, and that its new state of the art fuel injection system greatly increased the performance and fuel efficiency of its vehicles.

Plaintiffs allege that the new engines that were so highly touted by BMW in fact contain serious design flaws that render the vehicles unsafe to drive. There are essentially two design flaws at the center of the case. First, the plaintiff asserts that BMW’s new fuel injection system that supposedly incorporates a new ‘state of the art’ fuel pump actually malfunctions at an alarming high rate. As a result, many BMW owners have had to repeatedly replace their fuel pumps, sometimes within 1,000 miles of vehicle ownership.

Lead attorney on the case, Stuart Talley of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, noted, “When these fuel pumps fail, the car comes to a complete stop or loses substantial power. If this happens while someone is driving on a highway at high speeds, this can create a very serious safety hazard. We believe the defect is so significant that it makes these cars unsafe to drive.”

The second problem relates to the BMW turbo chargers. Specifically, the complaint alleges that owners of the affected vehicles were told that BMW’s new engine had eliminated ‘turbo lag.’ ‘Turbo lag’ is the delay between the time that driver of a vehicle presses the accelerator and the time that turbo chargers on the engine essentially ‘kick in’ to provide added power to the engine. However, shortly after the vehicles were released, BMW began to receive complaints from owners that they were hearing strange noises from the engine along with a delay in throttle response. BMW eventually discovered that these problems were the result of a design defect in the turbo chargers.

Plaintiffs allege, however, that rather than repair the defective turbo chargers, BMW implemented a secret ‘software fix’ to hide the problems from consumers. Any time a consumer brought their BMW in for repair or routine maintenance, BMW would ‘upgrade’ the vehicle’s software. This software tweak kept the turbo chargers from operating at full capacity, ensuring that their defects would go undetected.

Apparently owners aren’t happy. A number of user generated forums, petitions and blogs have cropped up criticizing BMW for their handling of the issue. On the BMW Blog, several consumers reported their BMW’s going into ‘limp mode.’ They also complained of excessive power loss and ‘turbo lag,’ the very condition BMW said it had eliminated with its ‘state of the art engine.’ The plaintiff’s complaint seeks to force BMW to repair the defective turbo charges and/or reimburse consumers for the diminution in value to the vehicles.

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff have demonstrated their dedication to protecting the legal rights of consumers, as well as their ability to devote substantial resources through trials involving large corporations. Their product liability lawyers have represented thousands of victims of defective vehicles and dangerous products in cases throughout the United States, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuit recoveries for their clients and the classes they have represented.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with William Kershaw, please call Taryn Smith at 916.448.9800 or 888.285.3333.

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