GM seeks to reject liability claims linked to “old GM”

According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, General Motors is seeking protection from all product liability claims associated with incidents that transpired before it went out of bankruptcy.

The plan was made public after the vehicle manufacturer issued an appeal to delay litigation over a class action lawsuit until a federal judge decides on the company’s product liability protection.

GM plans to file a motion in bankruptcy court that will reject product liability claims linked to the “old” company before it emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009. This means that GM’s plans to compensate victims affected by defective GM vehicles could be dropped.

Potential court rulings like this could make you ineligible to file for certain product liability claims. If you have been injured by a defective product in the Detroit area, a knowledgeable attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. may be able to help you pursue legal action. Contact us at (866) 644-6587 if you would like to discuss your legal options.

Child strollers recalled due to the risks of amputation and lacerations

In an online report published on January 30, the Huffington Post revealed that Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling roughly 216,000 single and double juvenile strollers after receiving reports that pressing the stroller’s release button might partially amputate consumer’s fingertips, cause severe cuts, or break fingers.

The report stated that the strollers B-Agile, Agile Double, and BOB motion were sold online and in juvenile product stores nationwide from May 2011 to June 2013. The report added that the strollers were sold in different colors, including orange, sandstone, navy, and black.

Our lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, know how to help people in Detroit who have found themselves dealing with the repercussions brought about by an injury caused by a defective product. In these situations, victims may be owed financial compensation and justice from the manufacturer. To explore the possibility of filing a product liability lawsuit, call (248) 948-9696.

Wal-Mart recalls table and chair sets due to fall hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday, January 2, that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling more than 73,000 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets following 10 injury reports, including a case of finger amputation.

The CPSC stated that the chairs can suddenly collapse, potentially causing fall hazards that might lead to finger and back injuries. Consumers are urged to discontinue using the product and to return it for a complete refund.

The recalled products were retailed at different Wal-Mart stores across the country and on the company’s website between May and November last year. A label containing the words “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.” can be found at the bottom side of the chairs.

The lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., have assisted more than 10,000 families in Detroit to fight for their personal injury claims. If you are from Michigan suffering from an injury due to a defective product, do not hesitate to call us at (866) 644-6587 today for a free case assessment.