We like to imagine new cars as flawless and safe, but not even cars rolling off the assembly line are perfect. Cars constantly get recalled for problems and defects, some of which threaten to cause accidents.
A recent report published by the National Fire Protection Association found that construction workers under contract are those most commonly affected by accidental death by electrocution. The report uses data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to analyze the frequency of fatal electrical injuries of contract workers.
When you purchase a new product online or in a brick and mortar store, you have the right to expect the product to be safe when used as it is intended. Products can malfunction, but that's not always the fault of those who made or sold those items. In addition, some products, such as fireworks or industrial explosives are inherently dangerous. If you suffer injury because of a product defect, that's an entirely different matter and there may be one or more parties liable for your suffering.
Parents typically want the best for their children. For many, that means avoiding chemical medicines and treating their children's normal aches and pains with natural products. You likely trusted the products that claimed to bring homeopathic relief to your child's teething discomfort. When your child became ill after using the product, it may have been a shock.
Living in a house that is susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning can turn your home into a deathtrap. That's why it's important to take steps to ensure such a tragedy never occurs in your house.