Millions of food processors with potentially hazardous blades recalled

A Connecticut-based company issued a recall on December 13 to an estimated 8 million food processors sold in the U.S. and Canada after receiving complaints that the blades could cause injuries, a cpsc.gov article reported.

At least 22 models of Cuisinart food processors have riveted blades that could break during use. Consumers could suffer injuries if small pieces of the metal blade get mixed with their processed food. In the 69 complaints received by Cuisinart owner Conair Corp., 30 people sustained either tooth injuries or mouth lacerations. To address the problem, Cuisinart will replace the defective food processor blades at no cost. Owners of the affected processors should not use the product while waiting for the blade replacement. The recall also said that 300,000 of the recalled food processors were sold in Canada.

The Iowa legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represents people who have been injured as a result of accidentally using recalled products. We understand that victims of recalled products often have to deal with financial loss due to injuries. Find out how we could help you recover your loss today by calling (515) 225-2600.



4 injured in Des Moines vehicular collision involving truck and van

A collision between a truck and a van containing county jail inmates in Polk County resulted in four personal injuries, a report of KCCI 8 stated on October 26.

In the information received by Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 2:30 p.m., a truck and a jail transport van collided around 1985 NE 51st Place near the county jail. Reports confirmed that four of the nine inmates inside the van were treated for minor injuries they sustained. Initial investigations showed that the van was returning to the jail facility while the truck was coming out when the collision took place. The truck driver did not suffer injuries from the collision. The identities of all involved were withheld by authorities. Fire crews from Des Moines and Saylor, Fraser ambulance, and State Highway authorities provided assistance to local authorities.

Incidents such as this often translate to financial problems, especially if the injuries are severe. However, if you are injured in a vehicular collision in Iowa, an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to represent you. Find out how we can help you receive treatment funds today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Suspected drunk driver busted in Iowa

Iowa authorities recently apprehended a man for several violations, including driving a vehicle while under the influence (DUI), a report of Omaha World-Herald stated on October 19.

Information coming from the authorities in Montgomery revealed that on October 17 a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was erratically moving when it veered into a ditch and continued driving. The driver, identified as a 31-year-old man from Stanton, stopped only after crashing into a tree. Authorities estimated that the driver had driven 180 yards. Aside from a DUI, driving a vehicle with an invalid license charge, and a citation for not having insurance, were filed against him.

Fortunately, no one sustained injuries in the recent accident caused by a drunken driver. However, if you or a loved one have been injured by a drunken driver in Iowa, a lawyer of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work for you. Find out how we can help you get the remunerations you need for a fast recovery today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Note7 recalled due to serious injury risks

After receiving nearly 100 complaints, Samsung issued a voluntary recall on their newly released “Galaxy Note7” on September 15. The phone may cause serious harm to intended users, a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.

The recall revealed approximately 1 million units of the latest Galaxy Note series model have a lithium-ion battery that may overheat and catch fire. If the problem occurs, consumers are at high risk of sustaining burn injuries. Samsung and federal authorities received 92 complaints about the Note7 either emitting too much heat or catching fire. Of the complaints received, 26 consumers suffered burn injuries and 55 complained of property damage. Samsung advised consumers to refrain from using the potentially faulty phone and notify their respective place of purchase to either receive a full refund or a free product replacement. The affected Note7 units were also made available in Canada and Mexico.

If you sustained injuries due to a potentially dangerous product, enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer is a viable option to help you obtain the compensations you need to cover expensive hospitalizations. Find out how an Iowa lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Millions of GM vehicles with potentially defective airbags and seatbelts recalled

Approximately 4.3 million General Motors (GM) vehicles are being recalled due to airbags and seatbelts that could malfunction during use and cause serious injuries to occupants, a report of USA Today stated on September 10.

The recall affects GM vehicles that have computer sensor units that may potentially prevent the airbags from deploying when needed. GM reportedly decided to issue the recall after the problem was cited in an accident that resulted in 1 fatality and three injuries. The software problem could also result in malfunctioning seatbelts. If the problem occurs, drivers are at high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in car accidents. GM reported that they will coordinate with recalled vehicle owners for the free software update needed for their vehicles.

Vehicular accidents are often complicated, especially if you suspect that an auto defect is involved. However, if such an accident happens to you, there are attorneys ready to help you figure out if you are entitled to obtain compensations for recovery. Call the Iowa legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling (877) 327-2600.



Rider hospitalized after Des Moines accident

A rider was recently injured after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in an accident in the eastern portion of Lehigh, Iowa, an article of KQWC reported on August 1.

According to reports, the rider, identified as a 34-year-old Clarion resident, lost control of the motorcycle he was driving while he was heading east on 290th Street. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accident happened after the rider lost control of his bike while navigating a curve. Authorities did not believe that excessive speed was a factor in the accident. The rider was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines. 

The attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., realize that motorcyclists are often devastated after suffering injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain compensations from negligent parties. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss your situation.



NHTSA probing thousands of faulty Harley-Davidson bikes

After receiving complaints, several of which resulted in injury, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with potential defects, Fortune reported.

According to reports, the investigation will span 430,000 motorcycles that are equipped with an anti-lock braking system, or ABS, which may suddenly malfunction. Complaints revealed that the feature, intended to prevent motorcyclists from experiencing braking problems in an emergency, has failed them in various situations. In the 43 complaints received by the NHTSA regarding the braking issue, at least three accidents and two injuries have happened. The recent problem appears to be the opposite of Harley-Davidson’s 2014 issue that affected 60,000 motorcycles; then, the brakes would suddenly engage. A spokesperson for the company said they are cooperating in the NHTSA’s investigation.

Motorcyclists stand a high risk of sustaining injuries when they are involved in accidents. A personal injury attorney could help you receive compensation if negligent manufacturers are liable. Speak with an attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Thousands of fireworks recalled in the U.S.

A Missouri-based company issued a recall on July 1 covering 14,000 units of fireworks, an article of cpsc.gov stated. The fireworks can potentially cause harm to nearby spectators.

The “Black Cat Cone Fountains” produced by Winco Fireworks may rupture and scatter pyrotechnic particles outward rather than upward as intended. Fireworks spectators and bystanders are at a high risk of sustaining burn injuries if the fountains malfunction. Although no one sustained injuries before the recalled was issued, Winco received three consumer complaints of malfunctioning fireworks. Consumers were advised not to ignite the fountains and to return them to Winco to get a refund or a product exchange.

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa families who are injured as a result of using defective products. If you were hurt by a recalled or defective product, we may be able to help you file a damage claim against negligent parties. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Iowa authorities remind boaters to exercise safety precautions

The Department of Natural Resources of Iowa recently issued safety tips for boaters to keep them and other people safe while enjoying this year’s boating season, a report of the Clinton Herald stated on June 7.

Boating Law Education Coordinator Susan Stocker reported that boaters should follow “basic boating safety tips” as there are about 30 to 40 boat-related accidents in the state every year.

  • Make sure that lighting devices and boat trailer tires are in good condition before going out to the waters.
  • Boaters are urged to make sure that their boats are equipped with proper and required safety devices for all passengers on-board. Safety devices such as lighting and horns, or any sound device, should be properly working before sailing.
  • Boats that have a length of 16 feet or more should have safety equipment in case a passenger accidentally falls into the water.
  • Fire extinguishers are required for boats that have a minimum of 10 horsepower motors.
  • Boaters who are expecting to consume alcoholic beverages on-board are required to have a dedicated sober operator.
  • A boating course is required for boat operators whose ages range from 12 to 17, while those passengers younger than 12 must wear life jackets while on-board.

Stocker reminded boaters that the legal blood alcohol limit for boat operators should not be greater than 0.08 percent and to make sure that their boat’s registration is valid. As required by the law, boaters should report any boat-related accidents, especially if the extent of property damage exceeds $2,000.

The Iowa attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that boaters are at risk of suffering serious injuries when involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a boating accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if negligent boaters are liable. Call our office at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your options.



Man seriously injured in Dubuque tow truck accident

A male driver suffered serious injuries after the vehicle he was driving was hit by a tow truck in Dubuque, an article from thonline.com reported on Friday, September 18.

According to a crash report on September 17, the pickup, driven by a 63-year-old Wisconsin man on 11th Street was broadsided by a northbound tow truck pulling a car from White Street. The tow truck driver reportedly proceeded on a red traffic light at the intersection of 11th Street when the accident occurred. The Wisconsin man was immediately airlifted to a hospital in Iowa City for the incapacitating injuries he sustained. A citation was later issued to the tow truck driver for running past a red traffic light.

Sadly individuals who suffered incapacitating injuries in car accidents caused by reckless drivers are often left permanently disabled. However, if this happens to you or to a loved one in Iowa, the lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may possibly help get the remunerations you need while disabled. Take legal action against negligent parties today by calling (877) 327-2600.



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