A 75-year-old man suffered a wrongful death accident when his RV stove malfunctioned on June 3, 2018. The Lehigh County Coroner pronounced the man dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest according to the morgue manager. Sadly, the 75-year-old man sustained serious burns as a result of the fire. His wrongful death was ruled an accident. The RV fire broke out around 6:00 a.m. when he attempted to light the pilot light on a stove in the RV. There is no word as to whether the stove malfunctioned due to some sort of product liability. Read more
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1 million pickup trucks due to a software problem that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a rollover truck accident. This defective product issue has lead to at least one wrongful death and several other serious personal injuries.
The recall includes Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built between 2013-2016. The company will reprogram the problematic software in any affected trucks, free of charge. The recall will begin in June of 2017. Hopefully this will help prevent any future wrongful death truck accidents.
Our products liability attorneys recommend that anyone with a Ram truck have it inspected by a dealer to insure the airbags are working properly. The injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident can be critically reduced when one’s airbags are working properly. This products liability issue could have grave consequences if not handled properly. If you have any questions concerning products liability, please call our injury lawyers anytime for a free consultation. We’d like to help.
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