Archive for Safety

Firm files suit against vicious dog owners

Our firm filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a young Marshall County boy that was viciously attacked by a pit bull.  The owners have previously received citations for this dangerous and aggressive animal.  Our client suffered horrific injuries due to the negligence of the dog owners in question.  We will seek full compensation for the physical and emotional trauma that this kind young boy has suffered for simply riding his bicycle.  We know his family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Defective Triggers in Remington Rifles

Unsealed internal documents from Remington reveal that the company has known for decades that the trigger in over a dozen Remington models would fire when no one pulled it. These models included the Remington Model 700, the most popular bolt-action rifle in America. Remington has consistently denied this fact, hidden the truth about this defect, and continued to sell the rifles in question. As a result, hundreds of people have been killed or maimed as a result of this defect. In December 2015, CNBC aired a one-hour special, Remington Under Fire: The Reckoning, based in part on some of these documents. Public Justice has recently been successful in unsealing documents that show culpability with regards to what was known and when. This is exactly why we oppose confidentiality in settling personal injury cases. Confidentiality protects Corporate America at the expense of American citizens.

Over 7.5 million Remington 700 and other rifles with this defective trigger are now in gun owners’ hands. A national class action lawsuit was filed in federal court and the proposed settlement included free trigger replacements to all owners of the Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, and 770 rifles. Everyone who owns one of these rifles should stop using them and make sure that their triggers are in proper working order.

There are other models not covered under this settlement. The Remington Model 600, 660, or XP-100 were recalled in 1979. Their triggers can still be repaired for free under that recall. The settlement also does not provide free trigger replacement for Remington Model 721, 722, and 725 rifles, even though they also have the same defective trigger.

For a full list of all affected Remington models, visit our website at www.notanaccident.com/defectivetrigger.

The Defective Trigger

The trigger (or “fire control”) on the Remington Model 700 and a dozen other Remington rifles is dangerously defective. These rifles can fire when no one pulls the trigger. The rifles are Remington Models:

  • 700
  • Seven
  • Sportsman 78
  • 600
  • 660
  • 673
  • 710
  • 715
  • 721
  • 722
  • 725
  • 770
  • XP-100

Legal Action Against Zofran Manufacturer

Zofran Law SuitZofran was approved by the FDA to treat vomiting caused by post operation drugs or chemotherapy. However, the drug was also marketed to pregnant women to treat morning sickness. This drug can cause birth defects such as holes in the heart, club foot, cleft lip, cleft palate, and skull deformities. GlaxoSmithKline knew about the possibility for these defects but still decided to market the drug to pregnant women. Large settlements have resulted from these cases. Generic versions of this drug are called Ondansetron and a similar version is called Zuplenz. If a doctor has prescribed any of these drugs to treat morning sickness or you have been given these drugs while pregnant and had a child with a birth defect, then seek legal counsel. The personal injury lawyers at Hodges Trial Lawyers would be happy to represent you and win the compensation you need.

 

Dangers of texting and driving

Dangers of Text and Driving

A recent study found that almost 90% of teenagers admit to texting and driving even though they know it is dangerous. Texting draws the driver’s focus away from the road and puts them and other drivers in danger. When a driver is texting, he or she is less likely to be aware of surroundings, whether on the highway or in a neighborhood.

 In Alabama, it is strictly prohibited to use a cell phone to send a text message, email, or other written form of communication while behind the wheel of a moving car. To make a phone call, a driver must be using a hands-free device. The law excludes “reading, selecting or entering a telephone number or name in a cell or wireless telephone or communication device for the purpose of making a telephone call.” If you have any confusion about what is permitted and what is not, it is better to wait until you reach your destination.

If you are caught texting and driving, you will be charged $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second, and $75 for the third. You will also receive 2 points on your driver’s license for the offense.