Did you know that Trial Lawyers are a big part of the safety net that comprises your everyday life? You may not know it, but virtually every product that you own, from make-up to food to clothing to vehicles to toys to lawn-mowers to baby cribs and more, have specific regulations and standards set to help keep you and your loved ones safe while using these various products.
Every day, the work of Trial Lawyers | personal injury lawyers are helping to enforce the safety consciousness of the manufacturers of these products. The laws of the United States, and the “promise” of enforcement by the Trial Lawyers assure accountability. It is this same process that makes up the laws, rules and standards for manufacturers who make consumer goods.
In 2011 there was a recall of over 14,000 toasters that could catch fire once they were plugged in. Without accountability, would this recall have occurred? Likely not.
In 2011 the Ipod Nano was recalled due to it possibly over-heating the battery that could cause injury. Why? Because Apple knew that if injuries occurred from a normal and foreseeable use of its product, it would be liable.
In 2010 a baby crib manufacturer recalled baby cribs that could cause infants to get stuck in the headboard causing suffocation. No secret here---babies start dying from an unsafe product, and a serious wake up call is needed for the manufacturer. Any better wake up call than being held legally and financially accountable?
In 2007 the “Easy-Bake Oven” toy was recalled due to over-heating and causing burns to children. Private corporation are profit-minded. They must turn a profit to stay in business and to keep their shareholders happy. Lawsuits for injuries caused by defective products threaten a company’s financial viability. The answer: Make a product right, and safe, the first time.
In 1978 Ford recalled the Ford Pinto because of it’s ability to easily explode while driven. Sadly, Ford knew of the defects before it ever sold the Pinto, but decided that a re-design or a recall would be more expensive that paying the few lawsuits that might be filed. Bad decision. This one cost them millions.
In 2000 Firestone Tires recalled defective tires that killed 25 people because of tire tread separation. The wrongful death litigation that followed changed drastically the manner in which Firestone made its tires. People are much safer today because of it.
In 2007 a recall of home electric heaters were recalled due to the oil-filled heater causing injuries and burns to consumers. Voluntary recall? Likely not.
In 2006 spinach was recalled due to over 180 people getting sick due to E.coli in the tainted product, which caused a massive recall in the food product. The consequence has completely changed the manner in which food is grown, cataloged and protected, making it far safer for the consumer.
The above examples show how just about every consumer product in one way or another has been set to strict standards in order to keep you and your family safe. With Trial Lawyers holding these massive companies accountable, it allows the consumer to have confidence and comfort in the products they are purchasing on a daily basis.
Without laws, and the Trial Lawyers to “promise” enforcement, there would be no accountability and would be no way to compel manufacturers and sellers from making safe products. Their bottom line would be most important---meaning lower costs to produce, which directly affects the safety involved.
Trial Lawyers are necessary to keeping America safe. Think about it.