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January 2017 Archives

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.3

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at Kentucky law regarding manufacturer liability for defective products, including both the limitations on manufacturer liability and legal presumptions plaintiffs must overcome in proving liability.

Recognizing the signs of growth plate fractures in children

In only one year, approximately 169,000 children under age 14 were injured in car accidents across the country, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation. Some of these injuries were quite serious. Others were very minor. And sometimes, injuries that seemed minor actually turned out to be something far more dangerous.

What to do if a third party is responsible for your work injuries

It is often said that construction workers work in some of the most dangerous workplace environments. Whether it's because of their close proximity to heavy machinery or the increased risk of being struck by falling debris, construction workers in Kentucky can look forward to workers' compensation benefits if they do suffer injuries while on the job.

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at some important points of Kentucky product liability law. As we noted last time, there are certain limitations in liability for manufacturers under Kentucky law and consumers need to be aware that they may be limited in their ability to sue a manufacturer in Kentucky if they are injured by a product as a result of an unauthorized modification or alteration, or by their own negligent or careless use of the product.

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.1

Previously, we began looking at a product liability case filed against Apple which seeks to hold the company liable for failing to install a lock-out feature on a line of mobile devices. The couple that filed the lawsuit argues that installing the feature could have prevented the accident that killed their daughter and left them injured.

Apple faces product liability lawsuit over distracted driving crash

In recent posts, we briefly mentioned a recent recommendation made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that smart phone manufacturers start equipping mobile devices with features which prevent the occurrence of distracted driving. Interestingly, pressure to make such changes may soon be coming not only from government regulators, but also from the courts.

Federal agencies proposing regulatory intervention to stop distracted driving, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of distracted driving and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recent recommendation that smart phone manufacturers begin including features that disable phones from operating while the individual is driving. As we noted, the tech industry generally has not received the recommendation positively, perceiving it as overreach.