Pretty much any item found in the home has the potential to cause consumer injury or, in some tragic circumstances, consumer death. Everything from the step ladder a person might use to stand on while changing a light bulb to the light bulb itself, a defective product can prove to be a dangerous item.
Each case of personal injury based on negligence has elements that are both common to other such cases and unique to it. As an example of how this works in practice, consider a recent news story from Murray County that involved a collision between a semi truck and a bus transporting members of the North Central Texas College women's softball team. The truck driver lost control of his vehicle, crossing the median on Interstate 35 and hitting the bus, killing four members of the softball team and seriously injuring five others.
A young mother in Houston, Texas has accused a doctor of botching the delivery of her baby, which led to the baby’s death. In a Facebook post that went viral, the mother’s aunt posted a detailed and horrific account of the delivery.
Unless you’re one of the Flintstones, you rely on your tires to get you where you are going. Unfortunately, even though they are one of the external parts of your car that you can examine every day, you can’t really tell if one is defective and needs repair unless it is flat. That creates a danger for every person on the road but transportation officials are trying to repair that problem.