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Malfunctioning Light Shocks Young Girl In Pool

Unfortunately, accidents do happen.  Sometimes, these accidents occur as a result of equipment that has malfunctioned.  Once such incident occurred recently in Mechanicsburg, PA.  A young girl was swimming in a pool earlier this summer when the pool lights turned on and malfunctioned, causing her to suffer electric shock.  Her family, who was quick to come to her aid, alerted first responders who came and had to resuscitate the child.  Other children who were swimming in the pool did not suffer as much of a shock, which police believe may be due to the fact that the injured girl may have been grounded by a metal ladder.  At the time of the news article, the child was in critical care in an area hospital and we send out best wishes out to her.  


As consumers, we must always be on alert for defective products. Here are some tips to prevent you and your loved ones from falling victim to product liability:

  • Research products before you buy them
  • Beware of low-cost products - you get what you pay for
  • Purchase products from companies with an established reputation
  • Know your product's warranty and guarantees 

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving Blair and the seven surrounding counties in central Pennsylvania.  He takes cases for product liability and defective products.  For more information on his Altoona, PA area firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at www.stoehrlaw.com.


Original article can be found here: 
http://wkbn.com/2016/05/30/girl-8-in-critical-condition-after-electrical-shock-in-swimming-pool/

Recalled Parts In Used Cars--Is Your "New" Car Safe?

Some countries are stepping up to the plate to when it comes to keeping their citizens safe while driving!  In a recent article, the United Kingdom's new system to protect used car buyers was discussed.  The program, which is a collaboration between multiple organizations, consists of a Vehicle Safety Recall tool that allows car buyers to see if a particular model has been recalled before they purchase a car that is potentially unsafe.  Currently, this Safety Recall tool doesn't cover all car brands, only those brands who have agreed to participate in the service.  

The tool works by searching a car by make, model, and VIN number to see if any outstanding recalls exist for that car.  The tool can also tell you where the nearest car dealer is in hopes that, if you want to purchase the car, you can get the recalled parts fixed.   We in America hope that a similar program develops soon and can keep our consumers safer and more informed when purchasing a car!

Car accidents are frightening, expensive, and time-consuming.  These accidents may also result in injuries that are extensive, painful, and long-lasting.  If you suffered an injury due to a car accident caused by a defective part , it might be time to consult with an attorney.  Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. For more information on his Altoona, PA law firm, please visit his website athttp://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at814-946-4100.

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