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January 2019

Posted On 01/22/19

December Product Recalls

When product manufacturers discover defects in their available products, they have a legal duty to recall those products and compensate consumers for the cost of repair or replacement. If they fail to do so in a timely manner, those manufacturers could face liability for defective products that injure consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks and reports all consumer product recalls in the United States and publishes notices of product recalls. Most Recent Product Recalls If you recently purchased any of the products on the CPSC’s list of recent recalled products, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to arrange for a repair or replacement. If you sustained any...

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Posted On 01/11/19

Can I Still Sue After a Settlement?

Many civil claims never reach the trial phase. It is generally in the best interest of all parties to settle the matter as quickly as possible to avoid legal fees for lengthy litigation. A plaintiff may be willing to forego a bit of compensation in exchange for a speedier resolution to a claim. A defendant may be willing to part with a bit more than expected to clear up the situation as quickly as possible. It is essential to understand how settlements work. When an injured party agrees to a settlement offer, accepting the settlement is almost always contingent upon signing a release of liability for the defendant. This means...

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Posted On 01/07/19

Is Arizona a No-Fault State?

Every state uses its own rules for handling car accident claims, and states generally fall under “fault” and “no-fault” designations. Under a no-fault system, an injured driver must resort to his or her own insurance. A driver may only take legal action against an at-fault driver under specific circumstances. Under fault-based systems, the at-fault driver bears liability for the damages he or she causes. To learn more about your unique car accident claim in Arizona, contact the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Fault in Arizona Arizona operates under a traditional fault-based system. This means that after any accident it is essential to establish fault for...

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Posted On 01/02/19

Can I Sue for Food Poisoning?

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert concerning romaine lettuce. Romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was found to be contaminated with E. coli. The affected crops contain a strain of E. coli that produces the Shiga toxin. The toxin can cause renal failure and a host of adverse symptoms. If you or a loved one recently suffered food poisoning or E. coli symptoms after eating contaminated romaine lettuce or other foods, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. To learn more about your unique case, speak with a qualified Phoenix personal injury lawyer. The Recent E. Coli Outbreak The Food...

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