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Archive for March, 2012
Monday, March 5th, 2012 3:06 pm
A Marshfield woman was injured Friday evening in a head-on collision with a vehicle that was driving the wrong way on Highway 13. She was driving northbound when another vehicle driven by a Spencer man collided with her. The man was driving the wrong way on the divided highway. He was having a diabetic reaction, which police said caused him to drive down the wrong side of the road.
Read more at Marshfield News Herald.
In an accident such as the one described above, it may be claimed by the man driving on the wrong side of the road (or by his insurance company) that he was not negligent due to a “sudden illness” or “illness without forewarning.” The name of this defense itself partially explains what must be proven by the defense to avoid liability: there was no warning of the oncoming illness. Also, the defense must show the ill person was not negligent with regard to the reason for the illness. For example, someone who suffers a seizure due to not taking their seizure medication as directed would still be liable for an accident, even if the cause was a sudden seizure. Cases such as these are fact intensive and require the assistance of a personal injury attorney. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, call Bremer & Trollop Law Offices for a free consultation at 877-949-3200.
Monday, March 5th, 2012 1:17 pm
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LED Night Light
Units: About 227,000
Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.
Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Three AmerTac night lights are being recalled. Each has a model name and two model numbers. The model name and a secondary model number appear only on the packaging. The basic model number appears on the back of the night light. The night lights are rectangular, about 2-3/16 inches high, 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches deep. The front housings for each are either white- or nickel-colored plastic with four horizontal vents and a round light sensor above the top vent. The backs of the night lights are gray plastic with the AmerTac™ logo, the basic model number, “SY” identification code and “ETL” molded into them. Only models bearing “SY” on the back are being recalled. The following night lights are being recalled:
Learn more about this recall and others at CPSC.