Insurance companies play an integral role in tort law. Because they might be forced to cover the costs of certain accidents, they have a vested interest in ascertaining whether or not any damage caused was due to negligence. As such, they have a heightened incentive to sue in tort, as the victims of an accident might have already been compensated through the insurance system. If such an accident does occur, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
As the result of a defective circuit breaker in their home, Devin and Margaret Teitz suffered extensive damage to their property when a fire broke out in their home. Now, Allstate Insurance, who covers Mr. and Ms. Teitz, is suing General Electric, which manufactured the product.
The lawsuit is being brought for subrogation and alleges that General Electric failed to give adequate warning as to the limitations of the breaker, and that the breaker failed to comply with state and federal regulations and ordinances. In general, Allstate is claiming that General Electric was negligent in the design and manufacture of the device, and that had they designed the breaker properly, the fire in the Teitzs’ home would not have occurred. The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph McGlynn, of De Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert products liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected] for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!