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This Fuel Pump Failure Increases Your Risk Of Being Involved In A Crash

This Fuel Pump Failure Increases Your Risk Of Being Involved In A Crash Your vehicle's fuel pump, not only sends the right amount of pressure through your fuel lines, but it also plays a significant role in the overall functionality of your car. Without receiving the proper amount of diesel, gas, or another alternative fuel, automobiles become stalled, and immovable, which poses a risk to your safety. The particular recall, being brought to your attention, involves various types of cars, and firetrucks are among them. Emergency vehicles are kept in pristine condition, to handle the heavy workloads, but when they can not get to the location, bad things tend to happen.

Traveling at high speed, and having the engine stall, increases your chances of being involved in an accident. Most new vehicles come equipped with power steering, and as a motor loses power, control becomes a concern, which puts all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in the area at risk. If you become injured due to a faulty fuel pump, or another defective automotive part, contact our office for a free case review to see what your legal options are. You may... read article

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Michael J Babboni

Bicycle And Car Accident: Who Is At-Fault?

Bicycle and Car Accident:  Who is At-Fault?Bella was riding her bike to the beach. It was a beautiful morning and she was going to meet some of her girlfriends for some sun and swimming. Because it was a Saturday morning, traffic was heavy. However, Bella was making good time in her bike lane. Suddenly, an SUV in the lane immediately to Bella's left made a right turn into a beach parking lot, causing Bella to crash her bike into the passenger's side door of the SUV. Bella went flying and landed on the parking lot asphalt, breaking her right collarbone.

The woman immediately got out of her SUV and started yelling at Bella. "Why don't you look where you are going?" The woman complained. "Look! You scratched my new Escalade!"

Bella grabbed her right arm in agony and begged the woman to call an ambulance. The woman called the police instead. After the police arrived, they called an ambulance, and Bella was taken to the hospital. Shortly thereafter, the police arrived and gave Bella a ticket for causing the accident.
Bella was hurt, and angry. There was no way that accident was her fault!

Unfortunately,... read article

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Michael J Babboni

What Percentage Of Auto Accidents Go To Trial?

What Percentage of Auto Accidents Go to Trial?Cindy had been stopped on the freeway during rush hour when a pickup truck slammed into the back of her car. She was hurt and her car was totaled, but the amount the insurance company offered wouldn’t even cover her medical bills. Her husband, Jim, told her to call a personal injury lawyer.

“No,” said Cindy, her fingers getting white as she squeezed the edge of the table. Visions of herself sitting in the courtroom, a hostile lawyer barking questions at her, the jury staring, everyone looking at her, filled her mind.

“I’m sorry, I just can’t do that.”

Deep down, Cindy knew the insurance company was cheating her. Her car had been totaled, she’d suffered injuries, and she’d missed time from work. But there was just no way she could go through the process of a jury trial.

Cindy is not unusual in being terrified of public speaking, as it’s the most commonly reported fear in surveys. The feeling of getting up in front of others and being judged by a group causes anxiety in the vast majority of us. We might imagine the dramatic... read article

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What Happens When Someone Dies In A Car Accident

What Happens when Someone Dies in a Car AccidentWhen Walter got his green turn arrow, he pulled forward and proceeded to make his left hand turn. Walter was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck, and was on his way to work where he worked as a mechanic, when suddenly, a station wagon ran the red light and crashed into Walter's truck.

The lady who was driving the station wagon told the police that she was turned around, telling her kids to be quiet, when she ran the red light. The lady and her four children were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Walter was pronounced dead at the scene.

Walter's grown children, Jim and Susan, flew in from Michigan and Ohio, to comfort their mother, Sharon. Sharon was in no shape to take of anything, so Jim and Susan decided to hire GetMeJustice, and their attorneys took care of everything right away.

First, everyone needed to decide who was going to be Walter's personal representative since Walter had died without a will. In Florida, only the personal representative can bring a Wrongful Death Claim. Everyone decided that Jim would be to be... read article

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Something As Simple As Cutting The Grass Could Lead To You Needing An Attorney

Something As Simple As Cutting The Grass Could Lead To You Needing An AttorneyWith summer in full bloom, it seems as if the grass never stops growing. Bees and other flying insects fly about, while flowers and plants thrive. The sun feels much hotter than at other times of the year, but we must keep our yards manicured, for aesthetic appeal, as well as, safety. We understand that risks are involved with these types of activities, but we do not expect a malfunctioning piece of equipment to be the culprit behind the dangers.

Flammable fluids, spinning blades, and multiple other hazards can contribute to your safety being jeopardized. Consumers purchase battery-operated, or electric mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, and more, for convenience, and to eliminate the harmful fumes, and fire hazards, associated with lawn equipment. However, anything human-made can be defective, break, or falter eventually, but manufacturers take on responsibilities, whenever they deem their products to be safe for use and sell them to the public for monetary gain.

Have you been injured due to a defective part, a recalled product, or a malfunctioning piece of equipment? Do you live in St. Petersburg or a... read article

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Electrical Components And Water Don't Always Mix

Electrical Components And Water Don't Always MixOne of the little pleasures that life has to offer is going for a dip in your swimming pool. When the hot Florida sun is beating down, your pool offers you relaxation, fun, and most importantly, a place to beat the heat. There are multiple parts required to keep your water crystal clear and ready to go, and some of them, need electricity to function properly, like the motor. However, water and electrical components can be a deadly combination when the piece malfunctions.

Becoming shocked, or electrocuted, is a painful situation, that is not always avoidable. It can lead to a brain injury, broken bones, if you fall and land awkwardly, burns, and even death.

Be extra careful about what you touch, especially while you and your swimming attire are soaking wet. Touching a metal surface, that is not properly grounded, is going to lead to you having a horrible day.
Recall Issued For This Swimming Pool Motor
Nidec Motor Corporation issued a recall for variable speed swimming pool motors with a programmable user interface on the top. They will have “Emerson” or “EcoTech EZ” printed on the... read article

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Don't Let This Recalled Baby Gate Pose A Threat To Your Child's Safety

Don't Let This Recalled Baby Gate Pose A Threat To Your Child's SafetyAs parents, we typically tend to go above and beyond to keep our kids safe. Preparations to make your home a safer place begin, before your little bundle of joy is even born. Outlet covers, baby gates, monitors and various other types of safety equipment are installed, in hopes of keeping the child, or children, free from harm, but what happens, when the apparatus, device, or tool is to blame for damage?

Talking about injuries to a child is never easy, but it is an unfortunate side-effect of life. Kids become injured, just the same as adults, and medical bills and other expenses can get out of hand quickly. Your family may be entitled to fair compensation if you, your child, or another member of the household becomes injured due to a defective product. We have been representing residents in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas for years, and we would like to let you know that we are here, if you are ever in need of our services.
Approximately 25,180 Affected Units In The United States
Besides this massive number of baby... read article

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Beware Of Falling Light Fixture Components At Home, Or While Shopping, To Avoid Injuries

Beware Of Falling Light Fixture Components At Home, Or While Shopping, To Avoid InjuriesLight fixtures can enhance the beauty of a room, brighten or dim, to create a lovely atmosphere, and even add appeal while they are turned off. They are a necessity for many of the daily tasks that we take for granted, including reading, writing, and more. Dangers, posed to us from walking under light fixtures, rarely cross our minds, but this recall is proof that they need to be taken more seriously. Not many folks want to be walking around their home, or a store, only to get bopped on the head by falling debris from the ceiling. However, things dropping from high above are made a reality with these lighting accessories.
Unexpectedly Falling Objects
Lithonia Lighting issued a recall on LED light fixtures with a model number of LBL4W. The plastic diffuser lens can become detached and fall, posing an increased risk of injury from the impact. Cuts, bruises, scrapes, and more, are all possibilities. The company has not received any reports of any injuries occurring, but six are on file about loose or falling lenses. These light fixtures... read article

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Broken Wiper Blades Lead To Obstructed Visibility And May Result In You Needing A Car Crash Lawyer

Broken Wiper Blades Lead To Obstructed Visibility And May Result In You Needing A Car Crash LawyerYou never know how much you miss something until it is gone. This saying is perhaps one of the most impressive because it speaks the truth. Our lives are often full of regrets, either we should have done this, or that, for different results to various things. The same can be said for many of the functioning pieces on our vehicles. For instance, your horn is seldom blown, but it is expected to work without a hitch when you need it the most.

However, other parts are necessities and should perform at a high level at all times, including lights, wipers, airbags, and more. Malfunctioning, defective, and even unreliable equipment can lead to increased risks of crashes, burns, and fire hazards, which puts drivers and passengers in danger. Personal injuries can be sustained, of different severities, whenever accidents occur and may lead to you needing a car crash lawyer.

If you or a passenger have been injured in an accident, from no fault of your own, and due to a recalled product or vehicle, contact our... read article

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Technology Makes Everything Better Until It Puts Your Safety In Jeopardy

Technology Makes Everything Better Until It Puts Your Safety In Jeopardy In this modern technological era, it seems as if you can not accomplish anything without the help of a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Even newer model vehicles come equipped with wifi capabilities, GPS functionality, and various other pieces of equipment that make traveling easier. However, along with all of these convenient bells, and whistles, comes the increased risk of something going wrong, either while the vehicle is in operation, or just while it is parked.

If a piece of this technologically advanced equipment malfunctions, your vehicle can stall, not crank in the first place, and put your safety in jeopardy. Anyone that has ever become stranded, on the side of the road, with their car broke down, knows that it is a dangerous place to remain for an extended amount of time. Other drivers tend to zip past you, with little concern for your well-being, and all it takes is one mishap for tragedy to strike. Keep your eyes and ears on full alert, and stay informed about recalls that can leave you with pain and misery, and hopefully, our St.... read article

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