$11 Million Jury Verdict In Auto Defect Case.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Or perhaps another accident caused by the negligence of another? If so, the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates is here to help. With the experience, skill and dedication of our attorney professionals, a call to our expert law office is the first step towards ensuring you get the money compensation you deserve. Please call today, 24/7, for your free and confidential consultation at 617-787-3700 or by email at [email protected].

Car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and from any number of causes. Often, tailgating, driver distraction or road rage play a role in motor vehicle accidents. We hope that when these accidents occur, our vehicles will keep us as safe as possible. Sadly, defects in motor vehicles are another leading cause of accidents. This is why regular inspection and continued upkeep for our vehicles is necessary for safety on the roadways. When accidents caused from manufacturing defects happen, the justice system holds the manufacturer liable, under the theory that the large manufacturing company knew or should have known of the risk of harm and taken reasonable steps to prevent it.

A federal jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota recently recognized this theory of liability. Koua Fong Lee was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry back in 2006 when his vehicle slammed into another vehicle at a high speed. Lee told police that he attempted to brake, but the car could not be slowed. The accident killed 33-year-old Javis Trice Adams and his 10-year-old son Javis Adams Jr.  Adams’s 6-year-old niece was paralyzed from the neck down, and died months after the accident.

After the accident, Lee was arrested and convicted of vehicular homicide. Still, he persisted in his defense that the brakes in his Toyota Camry had failed him. Eventually, reports surfaced about sudden acceleration problems in some Toyotas. This report raised enough questions about Lee’s defense to permit the case to be reopened. Rather than retry the case, prosecutors dropped the case. Still, this was only after Lee had served two and one-half years of his prison sentence.

Lee, along with other families impacted by the 2006 crash, sued Toyota under a theory of product defect. Although Toyota maintained that Lee was solely to blame for the tragic crash, the jury thought otherwise. The jury awarded Lee and the other families impacted by the crash $11.44 million in damages. The jury found Lee was 40% to blame, but that ultimately, Toyota was the key party at fault. Toyota has hinted at a possible appeal.

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Idaho Jury Orders Drug Manufacturer to Pay Multimillion Dollar Settlement for Failing to Properly Address Drug’s Side Effects.

Our Massachusetts personal injury law firm is a team of nationally recognized and respected professionals. We have recovered for our Commonwealth clients millions of dollars in compensation for their claims. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective product, please call our product liability lawyers and wrongful death attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected]. You may be able to receive substantial compensation for those injuries from those who are responsible. Your needs are our top priority!

Late-night television is often cluttered with commercials and advertisements for a variety of prescription drugs. While slowly listing and highlighting the drug’s  benefits, the commercials often end with a voice or “small print” quickly listing multiple possible risks. Drug manufacturers do this because they are required by law to test their products and then inform consumers of known risks and harms associated with taking one of their drugs.

Idaho postal worker Frederick Humeston brought a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Merck & Co. for not adequately warning him of the risks associated with one of their drugs. Humeston took the pill Vioxx to cope with his arthritis. But while taking Vioxx, he suffered a heart attack. Several months after his heart attack, Merck put a stronger and more visible warning label on its product, detailing the cardiovascular risks associated with taking Vioxx. A lawsuit was filed, and the jury agreed with the plaintiff. Plaintiffs were represented by Seeger Weiss. The court ordered Merck to pay Humeston and his wife $47.5 million in punitive and compensatory damages

If you or a loved one have been gravely injured or killed due to a defective product, you may be able to receive substantial compensation for your injuries. Please call our expert product liability attorney specialists and wrongful death attorneys at 617-787-3700. Your needs are our top priority!

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Exercising Allegedly Leads A Woman To Partial Blindness And A Lawsuit Against The Gym.

The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates is a team of nationally recognized personal injury lawyers specializing in every type of injury claim. We have successfully retrieved millions of dollars for our Massachusetts clients. If you or a loved one have been gravely injured due to another’s negligence, please call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected]. Your needs are our top priority!

A New Jersey woman reportedly was exercising at a gym in Manhattan, New York. When she left the premises, she was partially blind.

Elizabeth Lapp was exercising at the Club 7 gym. She was using an exercise band when it smacked her in the face. Ms. Lapp was using the stretch band for the first time. She was instructed to sit down, put the band beneath her foot, and pull it toward her. All of a sudden, the band whipped her in the face.

There are many videos posted on youtube showing how accidents with the band occur and why. The lawsuit names the Club 7 gym and the resistance band manufacturer, Black Mountain Products, as defendants.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to another’s negligence, please call us at 617-787-3700, 24/7, to discuss your claim with our expert attorneys. You may be able to receive money damages for your injuries. This money can be used to cover medical bills, compensate you for pain and suffering, and for missed days of work.

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