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McDonald's recall dangerous product provided in kids' meals

Using a product that unexpectedly causes injuries can be shocking for Louisiana consumers. These types of situations can be even more upsetting when the dangerous product is used by a child. If the child is seriously injured due to use of the product, there may be cause to file a product liability claim.

It was recently reported that McDonald's restaurants recalled a prize that came with their kids' meals. The item was an activity tracker that children could wear on their wrists. The items were provided by the company in hopes of encouraging activity in young people, but the trackers were reported as causing injuries. After learning of the danger, the company stopped using the product as a meal prize and issued the official recall of those already in use. 

Louisiana automobile accident results in death of woman

Though individuals may be involved in an accident they consider minor, there is a chance that unforeseen events could take place that cause the severity of the incident to increase. These circumstances could include chain-reaction crashes, hit-and-run incidents and other factors that may complicate an automobile accident. Additionally, such events could cause serious or fatal injuries, and as a result, legal claims may be warranted.

It was recently reported that an accident in Louisiana escalated and caused fatal injuries. Apparently, a 31-year-old woman had been driving her vehicle on Interstate 220 when the back of her car was hit by a pickup truck. She stopped her vehicle and exited in order to assess the damage, and while outside the car, she and the vehicle were struck by another automobile. As a result, she suffered fatal injuries.

Wrongful death claim not unlikely in Louisiana crash

Many serious car crashes could have potentially been avoided if drivers had simply followed road rules. Unfortunately, numerous drivers take actions that are not permitted, and as a result, lives could be and often are lost. When a death occurs as the result of a car accident, the family of the victim may have cause to file a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault.

The family of a Louisiana teen may be looking into legal avenues after a recent crash. Reports stated that a 25-year-old woman was driving east when she attempted to pass an SUV in a no-passing zone. During this attempt, the car collided with a second SUV that was traveling west. The first SUV was apparently also involved in the crash, but it was unclear how. 

Dangerous product could cause burns to Louisiana consumers

Louisiana consumers use a variety of products throughout their day. Many of these products may be used in different ways, ranging from consumption to completing a task. If an individual comes in contact with a dangerous product, that person could be at risk of suffering a serious injury. In such cases, claims for financial losses incurred may be warranted. 

It was recently reported that a product was recalled due to a burn hazard. The recalled item is an oven mitt that was distributed through Loot Crate, an online subscription service that ships themed packages containing novelty items. The oven mitt was an item in their May 2016 box and may have been purchased any time from April through May of this year. Reports stated that approximately 360,000 mitts were sold within the United States.

Families may explore wrongful death claims after Louisiana crash

A rear-end collision can have different degrees of severity depending on the circumstances of the incident. In some cases, the accident may simply be a fender-bender that causes little damage with only minor injuries. On the other hand, if a driver is traveling at a considerable speed and crashes into the rear of a vehicle, the collision could cause serious or even fatal injuries. As a result, wrongful death claims could result.

Such claims could stem from a recent accident that took place in Louisiana. According to reports, a tractor trailer had slowed to a stop on the roadway due to backed up traffic caused by a stuck vehicle. A pickup truck traveling behind the tractor trailer did not slow down, and as a result, the pickup crashed into the back of the semi. 

Fatal car accidents: Louisiana collision kills 2

Understanding legal proceedings may be a need that comes about unexpectedly. If individuals lose family members due to fatal car accidents, they may wish to learn about their potential legal options and the possibility of filing a civil claim. This information could help them determine whether such action may be suited for their particular situation.

Such claims could result after a recent accident in Louisiana. Reports stated that the incident involved two vehicles and at least four people. A 21-year-old man was driving a pickup truck north when he moved into the opposite lane in order to pass a vehicle. However, when he attempted this action, the truck collided with a car heading south that was being driven by a 28-year-old woman. 

Louisiana parents may be interested in dangerous product recall

Buying new furniture is often an enjoyable experience for Louisiana residents. However, some furniture could pose hazards to consumers and/or their children. Items that are front or top heavy could topple over and land on top of unsuspecting individuals, causing serious or even fatal injuries. Some pieces of furniture could pose higher risks than others, and such an item could be considered a dangerous product.

It was recently reported that the furniture company Ikea issued a recall affecting some of its dressers. The dressers pose a tipping hazard, especially to children. If the piece of furniture is not anchored to the wall, it could fall over on top of a child attempting to climb onto it or who is otherwise pulling on it. Approximately 29 million dressers are covered under the recall.

Louisiana officer victim of death caused by intoxicated driving

Losing a loved one suddenly can take a considerable toll on the family left behind. When the loss occurs due to the actions of another individual, the circumstances may seem even more difficult to grasp, especially if a drunk driver is involved. Death caused by intoxicated driving is a crime punishable by law, but family members of the victim may also wish to take civil legal action of their own.

One family in Louisiana could potentially file a civil claim after a recent fatal accident. Reports stated that the accident involved on-duty police officers and an intoxicated driver. The officers were on the side of the road after making a traffic stop when a vehicle crossed the fog line and struck three officers. The incident took place at approximately 5 a.m.

Vehicle roll risk may lead to Louisiana product liability claims

Vehicle recalls can be frightening for individuals who drive the type of automobile affected. They may fear that their vehicle could malfunction before a repair is made and cause them serious or fatal injuries. Unfortunately, such incidents are not unheard of, and individuals who are the victims of this type of event may have cause to file product liability claims.

Louisiana residents may be interested in a recent recall pertaining to 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 2012-2014 Chrysler 300s and Dodge Chargers that has left many drivers concerned. It was reported that there is a malfunction relating to the gear shifter that could cause drivers to leave the vehicle in neutral while believing that it is in park. Additional concern over the malfunction has risen after the death of actor Anton Yelchin, who was hit by a vehicle under the recall. However, there has been no definitive answer as to whether the malfunction played a role in his death.

Car accidents: Louisiana wreck causes fatal injuries

Taking legal action may be warranted in a variety of situations. Car accidents that result in serious injuries or deaths are common events that may lead victims or surviving families to filing civil claims in attempts to gain compensation for resulting damages. The time after a severe crash can be difficult for those affected, and restitution could help ease some of the burdens.

Such claims may be filed in Louisiana after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that the incident was a single-car accident and that four people were inside the vehicle at the time. The crash occurred around 4 a.m. when the driver of an eastbound vehicle lost control. As a result, the vehicle went off the right side of the road before the driver over corrected, causing the vehicle to then leave the left side of the road and strike multiple trees. 

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