Tag Archives: Defective Product Claims
What Happens When a Product Liability Defendant Withholds Information From the Victim?
Defective products injure thousands of Tennessee consumers every year. Manufacturers can be held legally liable for any defects in the design, manufacture, or labeling of their products. Product liability cases are often difficult to prove, however, especially since most of the potentially incriminating evidence is in the hands of the manufacturer. Supreme Court Weighs… Read More »
Defective Road Conditions Pose Special Risk to Teenage Drivers
Teenage drivers are at a greater risk of death or injury in car accidents relative to drivers over the age of 20. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were over 2,700 motor vehicle deaths among people between the ages of 13 and 19 during 2015, the last year for which complete… Read More »
Can I Seek Punitive Damages in a Product Liability Case?
Product liability refers to consumer injuries caused by dangerous or defective products. A manufacturer or seller may be liable under Tennessee law for a defect in the design or manufacture of a product, or in failing to properly warn consumers about such defects. If successful, an injured consumer may recover monetary damages to compensate… Read More »
Can Online Retailers Be Held Accountable for Selling Dangerous Products?
During the holiday season, many Knoxville residents turn to online retailers to purchase gifts for family members. While most Internet retail purchases are perfectly safe, there are cases where a dangerous or defective product is sold. When that happens, and a consumer or their gift recipient is injured, the retailer may be liable under… Read More »
Are Retailers Liable Under Tennessee Law For Selling Defective Products?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that Best Buy Co., which operates over 1,600 retail stores in Tennessee and throughout the United States, agreed to pay a $3.8 million “civil penalty” to settle allegations that the company illegally sold multiple dangerous and defective products after they were placed under manufacturer’s recalls…. Read More »
Tennessee Judge Dismisses Product Liability Claim Against Gun Manufacturer
In Tennessee, a product manufacturer can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a defective product. The idea is that the manufacturer is in the “best position” to protect the public from any potential harm arising from the design or manufacture of its own products. But how does product liability work when the… Read More »
Samsung Faces Recall, Possible Liability Over Exploding Phone Batteries
Any company that sells consumer products has a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure said products are safe. When a defect is discovered, a recall is usually the first step. But it is not the last. Recalling and replacing dangerous products after-the-fact do little for individuals who are injured prior to the defect’s discovery…. Read More »
Was “Star Trek” Actor’s Death Caused by Defective Vehicle?
There has been a notable increase in the number of recalls issued by car manufacturers in recent years. Unfortunately, just because a recall is announced, that does not mean that defective vehicles are fixed right away. Even with strict oversight (and massive fines) from federal regulators, manufacturers continue to allow defective products on the… Read More »
First Product Liability Lawsuits Filed in Massive Airbag Recall
Losing a child in a car accident is always tragic. But when you lose a child not because of the accident itself, but because the airbag that was supposed to keep her safe exploded instead, tragedy can turn to justified anger at the manufacturers who allowed a defective product to enter the market. That… Read More »
FBI, NHTSA Warn Car Owners Over the Dangers of “Vehicle Hacking”
Car accidents frequently occur due to defects in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle. While such product liability claims are usually associated with physical issues, such as a bad tire or an improperly designed braking system, anyone who has purchased a car within the past few years must also be aware of potential… Read More »