January 2020 Archives

Older vehicles recalled for new airbag issue

About 20,000 Mitsubishi Montero SUVs and another 138,000 Toyota vehicles are being recalled due to a dangerous new airbag issue. All of the vehicles have airbags from Takata, the now-defunct manufacturer of previously recalled airbags that were used throughout the automotive industry.

CPSC warns consumers against another inclined infant sleeper

The SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper by Sumr Brands poses a suffocation risk to infants, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). However, Sumr has refused the agency’s call to issue a recall. The agency would have to take the company to court in order to force its compliance.

Study: More needs to be done to improve e-scooter safety

Now that electric scooters are on their way back to Birmingham, it's important to understand that you could be injured while using one. Reports have come in of e-scooters that are broken or defective. Incidents have occurred where e-scooter riders have been struck by other vehicles. Just how safe are dockless electronic scooters?

Arbitration Award in Nursing Home Case

An arbitrator has awarded $1,000,000 to the family of an elderly woman who died while in the care of a nursing home in Tallapoosa County.  The family was represented by Marsh, Rickard & Bryan attorneys David Marsh and J.D. Marsh.  The arbitrator's decision was handed out today, following a week-long evidentiary hearing in December.

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