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Automated Cars on Florida Roadways

By Robert W. Elton |

Self-driving cars on Florida roadways? That’s what Florida lawmakers are hoping to see a lot of in coming months and years. Governor Scott signed 2016 legislation allowing riderless cars on the road, if only under controlled circumstances for now. This raises legal questions surrounding potential accidents. Who is at fault when one party is… Read More »

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Hoverboard Dangers

By Robert W. Elton |

Hoverboard were the go-to gift in 2015. They were exactly the thing to get for the person who had everything. And many hours of fun have ensued on hoverboards on this continent and others. By the same token, some serious problems have become quite well publicized, resulting in the recall of over half a… Read More »

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Product Liability that Causes Personal Injury or Death

By Robert W. Elton |

When you think of product liability, what comes to mind? Exploding cell phones? Toys with dangerous parts? Vehicles with safety deficiencies? These issues, and many more, have been the subjects of legal conflict for decades. Some people scoff at liability lawsuits, considering such pursuits selfish nuisance suits that clog the court dockets and cost… Read More »

When Toys Harm Children

By Robert W. Elton |

The holidays are a perfect time to be reminded of the importance of child safety when making toy purchases. Everyone agrees that products that are designed specifically for children need to be safe. Even so, roughly 265,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2012 for injuries related to toys. What constitutes a… Read More »

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Car Carriers and Strollers Identified as Cause of Thousands of Emergency Room Visits for Children

By Robert W. Elton |

When you strap your child into a car seat in your vehicle to go anywhere in Florida, you expect that the manufacturer has put in many months of appropriate testing and analysis in order to ensure that the carrier is as safe as possible. The same goes when you strap your child into a… Read More »

Consumer Protection: 3 Rights You Should Know

By Robert W. Elton |

There are both state and federal laws that protect customers from products. These laws are in place to avoid injuries that could be caused by the product. These laws govern how a product can be marketed, created, and sold. They affect distributors, manufacturers, and retailers to some degree. Product liability laws can become very… Read More »

Product Liability Explained: That Ladder Really Was Bad Luck!

By Robert W. Elton |

Have you ever heard of the old superstition that walking under a ladder means you will have seven years of back luck? Although Halloween is just around the corner, that ladder should have you more worried about injuries than black cats… Have you ever borrowed or rented a tool or ladder without thinking about… Read More »

Types of Product Liability Cases

By Robert W. Elton |

Product liability cases can be complicated. In the simplest form, if you have been injured because of a product, then you may have a product liability claim. You should always contact an experienced product liability attorney to evaluate your case. Common Product Liability Examples Virtually any product can be the subject of a product… Read More »

Does a Disclaimer Mean You Cannot File a Product Liability Lawsuit?

By Robert W. Elton |

When a product is defective and causes injury, you may have a case for product liability. There are strict rules that manufacturers, distributors, and even wholesalers must remain compliant – and the most important of them all is safety. They are required to make sure that every product they release to consumers is safe… Read More »

Lawsuit Over Electrolux Microwaves Gets Heated

By Robert W. Elton |

A lawsuit has been filed against the Electrolux brand alleging that their microwaves are defective and harmful. The lawsuit originally filed in Pennsylvania states that the Frigidaire Over-the-Range Microwave series is defective. The lawsuit also states that the defects cause the handle to overheat to temperatures over 168 degrees Fahrenheit when the stove below… Read More »