Each year, many people are seriously injured by products that they used in a reasonable manner. In some cases, they may choose to file product liability civil lawsuits against those responsible for placing the defective products on the market. In the event that a settlement offer is made, people should be careful before just accepting it.
Colorado residents may be interested to hear that Toyota has been found 60 percent at fault for a 2006 fatal car crash. The man who caused the crash said that his 1996 Toyota Camry accelerated on its own and would not stop before slamming into the rear of another vehicle. As a result of the collision, the man driving the other vehicle and his 9-year-old son were killed.
Some coffee drinkers in Colorado might have to reevaluate how they brew their morning cup. On Dec. 23, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Keurig Green Mountain was recalling over 6.6 million coffee makers in the United States. The coffee makers affected by the recall are the K10 Mini Plus Brewing Systems that were sold in Canada and the U.S. from 2009 to 2014. The coffee makers were sold both online and in stores.
Regardless of how careful a manufacturer is in producing a safe product, it may be liable for injuries sustained while using that product. However, it may be difficult to prove in court that a defective product was the main cause of an individual's injuries. In some cases, this is because it may be impossible to provide the defective product to be examined.
After producing air bags that can splatter plastic and metal shrapel when they are deployed, automotive supplier Takata is being pressured to quickly remedy the problem. The products liability issue that may concern vehicles in Colorado and other states may be dealt with by using replacement parts to make repairs to 7.78 million air bags.
Colorado residents might be interested to learn that vaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to settle 500 lawsuits over their products for $21 million, or about $43,000 per claim. The settlement would resolve the hundreds of products liability claims by women who allege that they were harmed by the company's products.