Warranties are supposed to protect you, the consumer, from loss due to a problem with a purchased product. A product warranty is essentially a promise from the manufacturer to consumers that, even when used properly and as intended, if a product causes damage or injury, it will be replaced and/or the injured party will be compensated for their loss. Unfortunately, some manufacturers do not make good on their promise, and the warranty basically becomes worthless. This is what is known as breach of warranty.

Almost every product purchased comes with an expressed or implied warranty. This warranty may be written, verbal, or implied, meaning a product should meet certain minimal quality standards, and should not fail when used in a correct fashion or because of bad design. This is a consumer protection guarantee that the product should be free from defect and should not break or malfunction during a reasonable period of time from the date of purchase. When this warranty turns out to be worthless, it is time for you as a consumer to take action.

If a product that you have purchased turns out to be faulty and is covered by a warranty, or it has some other product liability issue, you should first try to work with the merchant or manufacturer. They should remedy the problem as covered by the warranty, but if they refuse, a breach of warranty lawsuit may be necessary to get compensation. With the help of an attorney who has experience dealing with product liability and warranty issues, such as Law Offices of Gary Green, you can get the monetary compensation you are entitled to.

Sometimes faulty products cause bodily injuries. If this has happened to you or someone close to you, it is important to know that you may also be entitled compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other losses and expenses. Your family may even be due compensation, even if you are uninjured, however, it is important to understand your rights and get representation when it comes to product liability issues and breach of warranty claims.

Sure, everyone occasionally purchases something that they may not be completely happy with. Sometimes the product isn’t what the consumer hoped it would be, but at other times, there is are greater issues at hand, and consumers are left feeling cheated or have been injured. Defective merchandise, injuries caused by products, and breach of warranty claims have many facets and should be looked over carefully by a product liability attorney. If you or a loved one suspects you might have a breach of warranty cause of action, you need to know what your options are.

For more information on a possible breach of warranty cause of action, product liability lawsuit, or other issues with faulty products, talk to one of our experienced attorneys. Your no obligation, toll free call to 1-888-442-7947 will put you in touch with a Law Offices of Gary Green products liability law expert who will answer any question you may have, and give you more information. You can also contact us by email at ggreen@gGreen.com.

With the holiday season in full swing, it is hard to believe that it will soon be time to take down the decorations and put them in storage until next year. For many households, the attic is an ideal location to store holiday decorations. Pull-down attic ladders are permanently attached to the attic floor and fold down into the room below. When installed properly, pull-down ladders provide safe and convenient attic access without the need to locate a step stool. However, people often fail to recognize the potential risk posed by pull-down attic stairs.

Pull-Down Ladder Failure Can Cause Serious Injury
Although pull-down ladders are convenient, they can be dangerous if they are not installed or manufactured safely. When customers purchase a product, they expect that product to be safe to use for its intended purpose. When climbing attic stairs with a heavy load of holiday decorations, the last thing you want to be concerned about is the ability of the pull-down ladder to support your weight.

Attic ladder injuries that happen during normal use may occur because of a structural defect in the ladder. Common defects of pull-down ladders may be caused by flawed design, poor workmanship or the use of cheap materials. Often, the manufacturer will use inferior materials to save money during production. Unfortunately, their cost-saving measures can put customers at risk.

If a manufacturer continues to create a product that is known to be defective, they may be liable for a product liability lawsuit. One manufacturer has recently been subject to a lawsuit because of frequent hinge failure associated with their pull-down ladders. These hinges are made of a weaker metal that is subject to bending, cracking and shattering. When the hinges weaken, the ladder becomes unstable, increasing the risk of injury. Despite their awareness of the danger, they continued to sell the product, causing many people to become injured.

Hold Defective Ladder Manufacturers Accountable
If you have suffered a pull-down ladder injury, contact a product liability attorney to help you file an attic ladder lawsuit. Product liability lawsuits are an important way to hold manufacturers accountable and protect other consumers from harm. If the attorney can show that the manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to recover financially for your medical expenses and the pain and suffering you experienced due to the ladder defect.

At Law Offices of Gary Green, our experienced product liability lawyers will fight for your legal rights. Our goal is to help victims to recover financially for all expenses associated with their injuries. Because we understand that personal injury cases involve a great deal of stress and anxiety, we work hard on your behalf so that our clients can focus on healing. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate each case to maximize your chance of success. Once we establish that your injuries were caused by the ladder defect, we are able to hold ladder manufacturers accountable for their negligence.

To speak with an attorney, contact Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-442-7947 or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Every state in the country has ongoing campaigns about the importance of using seat belts. In many states, you can even get ticketed for not wearing one. According to studies, a considerable percentage of the U.S. population doesn’t wear seat belts on a regular basis. Those who do use seat belts each and every time assume that they’re going to be safer than those who don’t. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out that way. Although it’s rare, seat belt failure can and does occur. All too often, seat belts fail due to negligence during the manufacturing process or faulty design. If you’ve been a victim of seat belt failure, it’s critical to protect your rights; Law Offices of Gary Green can help.

Recalls Tell the Tale of Seat Belt Failure

You would think that car manufacturers would go to special lengths to ensure that the seat belts in their vehicles work properly and are designed well. Based on the types of recalls that have been made over the last decade or so, that clearly isn’t always true. In 2000, for example, GM and Ford recalled more than 300,000 vehicles due to concerns about seat belts that were unlatching at random. In 2005, GM also recalled more than 425,000 vans whose seat belts weren’t latching properly. In short, seat belt design flaws are legitimate causes for concern.

Have You Been the Victim of Seat Belt Failure?

If you were injured in an accident when your seat belt failed in some way, it’s important to know that you have rights. At Law Offices of Gary Green, we assist clients like you on a regular basis. Whether the webbing of your seat belt tore, your seat belt became unlatched or your belt’s retractor failed, the people who are responsible need to be held accountable for your pain and suffering.

Seat Belt Failure and You

When designed well and used properly, seat belts can be absolute lifesavers. Of the approximately 35,000 people who die in car accidents in the U.S. each year, about 50 percent of them could be saved by buckling up their seat belts. If you do the right thing and use your seat belt whenever you’re on the road, you expect to be as protected as possible. By bringing seat belt failure issues to light, you may be able to help others avoid pain, suffering or even death. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to get started on your case.

Thursday, 5 July 2012 12:33

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green has offices located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. Our lawyers are familiar with the individual laws of both states, and practice in the following types of injury:

 

The injured should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Not having a personal injury attorney can lead to problems with proving a case, obtaining fair compensation and possible issues arising from statutes of limitations.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss. You may also send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 21:47

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Personal injury damages can be both to the body and to the mind. When victims suffer from severe injury there is often reduced income and possibly a lost job. If the injured persons need medical care, it can become very expensive financially and mentally taxing, as the compromised lifestyle of the victim and their loved ones may suffer from stress, trauma and even depression. All of these damages can be reduced to a dollar sum in the eyes of the law, with compensation paid by those responsible. Monetary compensation is intended to put the victim back to where they should have been if the incident had not occurred and is an effort to return the injured to their normal lifestyle.

To insure all the rights of those injured are protected and the optimum compensation is obtained, the personal injury victim should consult with a law firm that is licensed to practice in the state where the incident occurred and have lawyers who have experience in the specific injury. Law Offices of Gary Green are located in Little Rock Arkansas, Memphis Tennessee and Springfield Missouri. Our lawyers are familiar with the individual laws of each state, and practice in the following types of injury:

The injured should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Not having a personal injury attorney can lead to problems with proving a case, obtaining fair compensation and possible issues arising from statutes of limitations.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss. You may also send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 12:13

Child Restraint Systems

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

There are too many motor vehicle wrecks where adults are unscathed but infants, restrained in child safety seats, are seriously injured. Child safety seat changes and auto industry changes to the way those seats are installed do not yet correspond. There are hundreds of injuries every year from child restraint systems that are negligently manufactured or installed in cars not designed to safely accept them.

A recent survey found that 80% of child restraint systems are installed incorrectly, not by fault of the parents! There are now seven major types of seatbelts that should correspond with all the countless child-seat designs, but they do not. Many seatbelt systems now require special modifications to ensure safety. Most specifications for seat belt/child restraint systems’ safety go back to when bench seats were used, and the seat belt anchors were located at the rear of the seat bight (the crack in the seat). Seat belt anchors in today’s cars are rarely behind the seat bight, and more commonly are located on a stalk or otherwise situated significantly forward of the bight.

The manufacturers of these products have known for years that their products do not fit in many cars and have failed to take responsibility to prevent children from being injured or killed by their unsafe products. It has been established since the early 1980s that seat belt anchors in front of the seat bight create a compatibility problem between child restraints and automobiles. In addition, child restraint system manufacturers typically do not warn about which autos their products are not compatible.

There have been some tremendous strides made in the last few years in fixing this long-standing compatibility problem between child restraints and automobiles. For example, child restraints made after September 1998 requires certain safety features that were not previously mandatory, such as

  • A lower anchorage system that can be clipped into anchors in automobiles
  • Securing the child restraint system at the bottom tightly against the seat without using the automobile’s seat belt
  • Reducing the child restraint system’s head excursion limit by 3 1/2 inches.

All child restraint systems manufacturers complied by installing a tether on the top of the restraint that hooks to the back of the auto seat. But, the attachment hardware to hook up these new child restraint systems features in vehicles has been phased in. And, it is only just this year that new car models are required to have a lower anchorage attachment and an attachment to secure a child restraint tether on top.

In the meantime, there will be many years to come of injuries to children from child restraints in automobiles manufactured earlier. The manufacturers are leaving the old restraints on the market and not recalling them for their failure to comply with current safety standards!

If your child was injured or killed in a child restraint that you believe was used properly, there is a good chance that you are not to blame, and that the product itself is primarily to blame for what happened. Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.