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Summertime Fun at Fairs, Carnivals, and Water Parks!

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Amusement parks offer guests fun, adrenaline-pumping rides, fantastic sights and much more. Whether you are visiting a county fair, state fair, carnival, theme park, amusement park or even a water park, no element of surprise should include injury erupting from reckless behavior. Unfortunately, when carelessness is blended in with excitement, the outcome can be… Read More »

Florida Welcomes Autonomous Vehicles

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Autonomous vehicles are familiar to all of us.  In the 1968 feature film “The Love Bug,” we were introduced to Herbie, an autonomous vehicle. From Herbie to Knight Rider and the Transformers, people are fascinated by fictional cars that drive with no driver in the front seat.  As of June 13, 2019, autonomous automobiles… Read More »

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Product Recalls and Burn Injuries

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Defective products can result in many different types of personal injuries, and sometimes those injuries can be debilitating. Two recent product recalls, both products manufactured by Harbor Freight Tools, pose a risk of burn injury to users. Consumers should feel confident purchasing products without worrying about whether those products will cause serious harm due… Read More »

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Heart Medication Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

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Product recalls often vary greatly in terms of severity. In some cases, consumer goods are recalled because of a minor labeling error, posing little to no injury risk to anyone who purchased the product. On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes consumer products are subject to safety recalls because they have such a… Read More »

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FDA Plans to Speed Up Recall Notices

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When a product is recalled due to a safety defect, consumers who own the products often do not receive notice in time to prevent injuries. While many recalls occur because at least one consumer already has sustained injuries from the dangerous product, it can take awhile for news about a design, manufacturing, or marketing… Read More »

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Overheating Laptop Batteries Prompt Consumer Recall

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When they are used properly, consumer products should not pose a risk of injury to the consumers who buy and use them. However, serious product defects frequently result in recalls, and those recalls often occur only after one or more people have sustained injuries. According to a recent report from CNET, Hewlett Packard (HP)… Read More »

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Fire Hazards Are a Major Cause of Product Recalls

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In today’s marketplace, consumers are faced with an ever increasing array of choices when it comes to products available for purchase. Whether shopping online, in-store or via catalog (do they still have those?), buyers can pick and choose from a wide range of brands, models, colors and options. However, every product has at least… Read More »

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Florida Resident Files First Lawsuit For Defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

If you are caught up with the news, you likely saw that Samsung recently issued an official recall of millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. This recall was issued after customers filed multiple reports of their Note 7 batteries overheating and causing burns and fires in cars and garages. It is no surprise… Read More »

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Liability for Defective Products in Florida: Examining Different Types of Defects

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Imagine you buy your child a brand new bike for his birthday. He immediately hops right onto the bike and starts peddling down the street when it breaks and he falls to the street, breaking his arm. A few questions pop into your mind: Did the bike cause your child’s injuries? Was there something… Read More »

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Hoverboards Still for the Future? Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Remember when you were younger, watching “Back to the Future” and dreaming of one day being Marty McFly and getting to soar around on your very own hoverboard? This past year, toy makers turned those dreams into reality with the release of an real hoverboard. But no sooner were those hoverboards “flying” off the… Read More »

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