NEW YORK, NEW YORK (September 12, 2016) – A six-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after the Galaxy Note 7 phone that he was holding caught fire in his hands, according to ABC News. Authorities have been able to identify the grandmother of the six-year-old boy that was injured as Linda Lewis. The accident happened when the android phone that he was holding suddenly exploded. She says that the boy was hospitalized after the phone exploded while the boy was watching a video. The popular cell phone is currently being recalled by Samsung as the company sorts out all of the issues that it has been having with its battery. It remains unclear what has been causing the phones to explode. The FAA has advised consumers not to use the phablet while on an airplane for fear that it could malfunction mid-flight. Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the boy that was injured. The family may be entitled to file a products liability claim against the manufacturer of the device that malfunctioned.
Defective products cause thousands of injuries every year in the United States. This number is especially high in New York, a prosperous city where stiff competition and urgency to reach the consumer first compel many manufacturers to cut corners and compromise with the safety of their products. You may be the next victim. You need evidence of the following to prove defective product liability lawsuits in New York:
You were injured or suffered damage in any other way.
You have to prove that you were actually injured or suffered monetary loss after using a product to have a valid claim. You have to provide evidence of your injuries—medical records, photographs, or eyewitness accounts—to claim compensation. If you want to claim compensation for any other damage you may have sustained, like loss of valuable kitchen appliances when a defective stove exploded or damage to the premises, you have to provide evidence of your monetary loss.
The product you used is defective.
Vehicle accidents are often serious and lead to personal injury in the neck, head, spine, and legs. A person who has been injured in a vehicle accident faces many expenses – both immediate and in the long term. Some of these vehicle accidents are caused by a defective tire. A defective tire often cause rollovers of vans and SUVs that have a higher center of gravity. If you have sustained injuries in a vehicle accident, you need to determine who was at fault in order to obtain compensation from them. For this you need to retain the services of an experienced vehicle accident and defective products attorney.
Types of Defective Tires