Dangerous Instrumentality

What is the Dangerous Instrumentality? Here is an interesting legal term: “dangerous instrumentality.”  What does that mean and how does that apply to you, or any of us? In simple terms, a dangerous instrumentality is some item or thing that is so dangerous that it is misuse can cause great bodily harm. How does that affect you? Well, if you own a dangerous instrumentality, you are responsible for any harm or injury caused as a result of its improper use,

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Injured by a Defective Holiday Gift? What Now?

The holidays are a fun time to spend with family and friends, and of course, the giving and receiving of gifts is always a highlight. However, while receiving gifts is great, things don’t always work out as planned. In fact, defective gifts may quickly turn a fun and amazing holiday into an unplanned and painful trip to the ER. It isn’t just baby toys and lithium batteries that are unsafe. Even things that are considered to be completely safe can

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Toys on the Bad List: Keep Your Child Safe

Each year, more than 25 million children are seen in emergency rooms across the country due to toy related injuries. However, this doesn’t consider the toys made with dangerous substances and materials that can make a child sick. Regardless of if you are planning out your toy-Christmas list for your child, or purchasing a toy “just because” there are certain toys that simply aren’t safe. If you do have a child who is injured because of a defective toy, you

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Miami Beach Taser Death Revives Debate Over Product Safety

The tragic death of an 18-year old graffiti artist in Miami Beach earlier this month is sure to spark renewed debate over the safety of stun guns that deliver electric shocks to incapacitate their targets. A related question concerns when it is reasonable to use the stun guns if they should be used at all. An investigation last year conducted by Amnesty International uncovered at least 500 deaths since 2001 that occurred after a person was Tasered. At least 60

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