In Reese v. Ford Motor Company, The plaintiffs obtained a verdict against Ford for $3M, which was reversed on appeal.  In the second trial, the jury gave a defense verdict (tough break!). The plaintiffs filed an extraordinary motion for new trial.  The basis of the motion was that Ford, in responding to discovery, had misled…

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One of partners, Bradley J. Survant, has always told me that when you try to get cute in this business, you usually end up getting bitten. I saw this on display last week in a case I tried with W. Carl Reynolds in Indiana.  To make a long story short, out of reaction to something…

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We are talking with a gentleman who works every day for a company that requires lifting over 100 pounds constantly throughout the day. His question is … is it a required law by the company to supply back braces or any protective gear because lately they have been having a lot of injuries throughout his…

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Employee was hurt on the job. She was hired to be a driver for a pizza company. One day she was asked to help unload the delivery truck that came in. While moving heavy boxes with frozen food in them one of the boxes fell back and hit her shoulder and neck causing injury. The…

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We are talking about personal injury as a result of accident involving a vehicle that hit a horse in the middle of the road at night. The driver had liability insurance and the driver contacted the horse owner’s insurance company. The insurance company didn’t send an insurance to see about the driver’s truck. The adjuster…

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We are talking about furniture being purchased on November 13, 2010 and the furniture store salesperson gave a tentative date of December 15th for delivery. Consumer was never called about furniture store not delivering before then so when consumer called them she was told it would be after the first of the year before she…

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We are talking about an accident in a vehicle that the manufacturer has issued a recall on. The consumer driving the car that had been recalled never received a letter announcing the recall and only found out about it after the accident when they went online. The gas pedal got stuck with the driver and…

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Attorneys Joe Boyd & BJ Survant from the Law Firm of Reynolds, Horne & Survant talks about product liability cases with host Annette Sinclair. Annette asked what else in the way of product liability cases they see normally that comes through. Attorney BJ Survant said the drop side cribs were in the news a lot…

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An individual purchased an extension cord from a large chain store and when she got home she was reading the instruction tag that came with it and the instructions said that the product contained lead and to be very careful to wash your hands after handling the extension cord. The individual asked “Why are they…

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Ladder Products Liability – Macon Personal Injury Attorneys Attorney BJ Survant describes how a product injury case is very complex. Details are crucial to determining who should be responsible for the damages. The details will determine if the injured party should sue the manufacturer, the supplier, the installation person, or someone who used the product…

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Flea Control Product Liability – Macon Products Liability Lawyer Peggy  calls in about the injury and damages her and her dogs have suffered from using a flea control product. She claims that she followed the instructions on the label. Rather than spray her dogs with the product over the carpet, she placed her dogs in…

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DUI – Driving under the Influence Macon Personal Injury Lawyer Joe Boyd explains the standards and requirements for a DUI arrest. The only certain way to determine if a person is driving under the influence is a chemical test of the breath or blood. Because giving those tests to every motorist every time would be…

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