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Is it wrong to assume that self-driving cars won't have safety or design defects?

Earlier today, we wrote about a new law in Tennessee, named in honor of Lara Gass, who lost her life in an auto accident caused by a major defect in her used Saturn Ion. (The defect was in the ignition switch, which would turn off the brakes, power steering, and airbags, [...]
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Voluntary recall of IKEA safety gates after children fall

When parents purchase a toy or child safety device, they expect the product to be entirely safe for their child to use. Unfortunately for many families in Nashville and other areas of the country, dangerous products intended for children still cause injuries and even tragic [...]
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Understanding strict liability

According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, many product liability cases fall under the category of strict liability offenses. Because of this, those who are considering pursuing a product liability lawsuit in Tennessee may wish to gain a better understanding [...]
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Defective firework kit injures 1

The Fourth of July is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States, and many Tennessee families celebrate by bringing together loved ones to enjoy backyard barbeques and play with fireworks. When done safely, using these fireworks is a fun and exciting way to spend the [...]
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11 injures tied to recalled tool chest

Many Nashville residents are fans of DIY work around their homes, and trust that the tools and accessories they purchase to help them complete these projects are safe. However, sometimes these products can suffer from a manufacturing or design defect that makes them dangerous to [...]
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9 incidents of children entangled in IKEA bed canopies

Securing their children's safety is probably one of the biggest priorities in Nashville parents' lives. This can be difficult, especially when children reach school age and begin to engage in activities without parental supervision. However, most parents likely feel confident [...]
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Mini magnets recalled due to risk to children

Toys and trinkets are not just for kids; there are a number of novelty products on the market that are marketed toward adults, often as gag gifts or fun office decorations. Nashville, a city with a strong demographic of young professionals, is likely a targeted by companies that [...]
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Government warns parents about recalled car seats

Many parents thoroughly research the products they use for their children. From cribs to carriers, there are various ways people in Nashville can review the safety of items they care considering for purchase. If there is a manufacturing or design defect to the product, it can [...]
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Swing-door elevators continue to cause death and injury to kids

In this day and age, life is so technologically advanced that individuals in Nashville and nationwide have come to rely heavily on machines to benefit them. As such, it can become easy to feel comfortable around common machinery; however, it can also be simple to forget that [...]
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Tennessee man and 3 others claim defective bow injured them

When you buy products and use them according to the manufacturer's guidelines, likely the furthest thing from your mind is that you may be injured by them. However, one Tennessee man and three others are claiming that is exactly what happened in a lawsuit that focuses on the [...]
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