All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are more popular than ever. It’s easy to see why people like them so much. When used correctly, the experience of driving one can be positively thrilling. When operating an ATV, no one expects to end up in the hospital. Fewer still expect that they will be killed. Sadly enough, both fates happen regularly to be people around the country. While driver error may be to blame in some cases, design flaws are often responsible too. As an ATV owner, you need to be aware of the risks of poorly designed ATVs. If you experience problems, you need to contact Law Offices of Gary Green.

ATV Design Flaws Hurt, Maim and Kill

Recalls have been made for several popular ATVs. One prominent example is the Yamaha Rhino. This ATV’s narrow track width, high center of gravity and high ground clearance have resulted in numerous rollover accidents. At least 50 people have been killed while using the Rhino ATV. If you or someone you know has been hurt or killed while operating an ATV, you need to contact an experienced ATV accident attorney right away. When you need a competent lawyer to assist you with your product liability case, Law Offices of Gary Green is the natural choice.

Too Late for a Recall

It is important to keep track of ATV recalls. If you own an ATV, you should check regularly to make sure that yours hasn’t been recalled. Of course, for some people, ATV recalls come far too late for accidents to be avoided. If you have been involved in an ATV accident, you need to line up exceptional representation as quickly as possible. A talented product liability attorney will be able to guide you through the process. Attorneys at Law Offices of Gary Green have the experience that it takes.

Contact Law Offices of Gary Green Today

ATV manufacturers need to be held liable when their design flaws cause injuries and death to innocent people. Without standing up for your rights, you will miss out on compensation that you may be owed. Furthermore, people like you could be hurt in the future. By retaining an experienced ATV accident attorney, you will be able to do what it takes to protect your rights, and you might prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. Don’t let an ATV accident ruin your life. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green now.

Friday, 6 July 2012 08:10

Harley-Davidson Issues Recall

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

On October 19, 2011 Harley-Davidson Motor Company issued a recall of 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring and Trike motorcycles. Their filing with the National Highway Safety Administration indicated the rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system. Excessive heat cay cause the light to fail to operate, to activate when the brake is not applied or possibly leak brake fluid. It is estimated that approximately 250,757 motorcycles in the United States are affected. Harley-Davidson will begin issuing recall notices at the end of October. For more information, owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056 or the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

For a complete list of all affected motorcycles go to:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm

The answer is simple: risk reward ratio. Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases do not settle with a few letters and phone calls. They resolve, if at all, after expensive, protracted litigation. The odds of obtaining a verdict in a Medical Negligence, Nursing Home or Products Liability case are low as compared to suing, for example, a drunk driver. And many times in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home or Products Liability cases there is the need to bring in additional counsel who has experience with a particular product or type of case. These additional fees are paid by the attorneys, negotiated between themselves, with the client’s acknowledgment , but not at additional expense to the client.

At Law Offices of Gary Green expenses on Medical Negligence and Products Liability cases usually run 25 times higher than for general negligence cases!

It is impossible to know how much expenses will be for any case until the case is over, but suffice it to say expenses in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases usually run in the scores (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars. Attorneys in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases have to hire professional experts to prove the cases. The requirement for proving one’s prima facie case by expert testimony in Medical Negligence cases is by statutory law. The very definition of Medical Negligence is proof, by expert testimony, that the care rendered by the defendant fell below the standard of care for that particular jurisdiction. Especially in Medical Negligence cases, local experts do not want to testify against local defendants. That means we have to fly in out-of-state experts who charge literally thousands of dollars for every hour they are away from their home – some of them bill even when they are sleeping!

Finally, it is often more difficult for a jury to find against a doctor, hospital, nursing home or company that manufactures products. Health care professionals, engineers and company representatives are revered in this country. They are well educated, suave and usually work with, employ or treat many of the potential jurors. Using the drunk driver analogy again, a juror is much more likely to find against a drunk driver than a doctor, hospital, nursing home or company representative.

So there you have it. Higher expenses and less chance of success are why fees go up, usually from 40% to 45%, in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases.