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Faces, Hands Burned by Mr. Coffee

The Consumer Product Safety Commision has issued a recall notice for 600,000 Mr. Coffee brewers.  Apparently, the coffee maker can malfunction, spewing a stream of scalding hot water and coffee grounds at the face and hands.  Already there have been 61 reported injuries as a result of this defect.  The coffee makers are approximately 11 inches tall; are black with sliver, red or white trim; and were sold for between $60 and $80.  If you believe you have an effected unit, stop using it immediately and contact Jarden at 800-993-8609 for details on getting a free replacement unit.

 

Nikon Recalls Battery Packs due to Burn Hazard

Nikon has recently recalled battery packs sold in its Digital SLR Cameras due to a defect causing it to short circuit. The packs pose a significant burn injury risk, as the problem will cause the packs to overheat and even melt. To date, there have been seven incidents of the packs overheating, but no reports of any injuries. If you own a SLR D800 or D7000 camera, check the serial number of the battery pack. If the ninth character is not an “E” or an “F”, then your pack is not part of the Nikon recall.

Firm opens Athens office

Our firm is proud to announce the addition of our new office in Athens, Alabama. Our new office is located at 201 W Washington Street, Athens, Alabama 35611. The Athens office phone number is 256-233-0002. We are proud to serve the residents of Athens and Limestone County. We will continue to represent those injured in car accidents, truck accidents, and those needing help with a personal injury claim. We will also continue to help individuals and small businesses needing assistance with civil litigation in Athens and Limestone County. We look forward to hearing from you.

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True faces of “tort reform”

I was recently sent an article that discussed the victims of a recent catastrophic Amtrak train crash. Twenty-four people were killed and more than 100 were injured, many horrifically, when a Metrolink passenger train ran a red light and slammed head-on into a Union Pacific freight train. The passenger train engineer, who died in the crash, was texting someone and missed the stop signal. Unfortunately, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act which limited recovery by the victims to $200,000,000. Obviously, $200,000,000 is a tremendous amount of money. But that money is simply not enough to compensate all of these people and or the families they left behind. Please read this article and consider the impact of this type of legislation. It may sound good on paper, but real people can be devastatingly effected.  Read the full article here

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