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February 2015 Archives

Are manufacturers informing consumers about dangerous toys?


It goes without saying that all children in Camden County, New Jersey, and the rest of the country are fond of toys. However, when toys result in an injury, parents and children may want to seek remedial action. In fact, a previous post on this blog discusses how federal laws govern the standards from which manufacturers must comply if they produce children's toys. At the same time, it is the manufacturer's duty to inform the general public of recalls.

Federal law covers product safety, dangerous children's products


In order to avoid potentially expensive products liability lawsuits, New Jersey manufacturers usually take every precaution to ensure that their products do not harm consumers. However, incidences of manufacturer negligence with regard to warning consumers of potential dangers from use of their products do exist. Moreover, state and federal laws include provisions to protect consumers against dangerous products and impose civil and criminal penalties on manufactures that breach the requirements of consumer product safety laws.

Recovering wrongful death compensation and damages in New Jersey


Thousands of people die each year in car accidents in the United States, including many in New Jersey. The consequences are often far-reaching, affecting wives, husbands, children and other family members for the rest of their lives. Many of these consequences are emotional and personal, but some are financial, leaving loved ones with sudden funeral expenses and lost earnings from family breadwinners. In many instances, the accidents can be legally found to be cases of wrongful death.

Work losses from fatal vehicle accidents more than medical costs


According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, 30,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year. These fatal motor vehicle accidents cost billions of dollars in medical costs and work losses. In 2005, the national economic losses amounted to $41 billion. New Jersey's share of that total was $651 million. Only $9 million was in medical costs; the work-loss costs were a staggering $642 million.