CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Girl Significantly Injured Due to Go-Karting Accident CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Girl Significantly Injured Due to Go-Karting Accident

This case involves two fourteen-year-old females who were operating a go-cart without adult supervision when they were struck by an oncoming automobile. The plaintiff, a fourteen-year-old-female, was visiting her friend and was left under the supervision o …

Retail Expert Witness Opines on Falling Merchandise Case CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a personal injury claim against a large retail store due to merchandise falling on a customer. The plaintiff was browsing the paint section of a retail store. The store had numerous shelves, each sitting five feet above the previous shel …

Motorcycle Accident Allegedly Caused by New Tires CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Motorcycle Accident Allegedly Caused by New Tires

This case involves a motorcycle accident. The plaintiff, a forty-three-year-old female, purchased a new motorcycle. She had been riding for over twenty years. Also, she had the dealership place new tires on the motorcycle. The new tires were installed, but …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Analyzes Brass Piping CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Analyzes Brass Piping

This case involves plumbing fittings and their degradation. The plaintiff, a thirty-nine-year-old male, built a new house, with an extensive plumbing system. The fittings used were made of yellow brass, with a zinc content greater than 15%. After six month …

Construction Worker Injured by Nail Gun CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Construction Worker Injured by Nail Gun

…  a deck using a compressed air nail gun. The nail gun had a safety mechanism that did not allow the gun to fire a nail unless the muzzle …

Product Defect Causes Microwave to Spontaneously Turn on CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves injuries to a plaintiff due to an allegedly defective microwave. The plaintiff, a fifty-three-year-old male, was cooking a meal. He had a four burner stove, and, above it, a combination microwave/hood. While cooking, the fan in the hood  …

Allegedly Defective Lightswitch Causes Fire in House CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Allegedly Defective Lightswitch Causes Fire in House

This case involves a light switch which was allegedly defective. The plaintiffs bought a house and had new three new light switches installed in their living room. The electrician reported no issues during installation, but, according to the plaintiffs, sm …

Allegedly Defective Electrical Heater Causes Store to Burn Down CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a store burning down due to an allegedly defective electrical heater. The plaintiffs owned a small clothing store and used an electrical heater placed in a window to warm their store. One day, the electrical heater overheated, and the w …

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident

This case involves an automobile that unintentionally accelerated, causing the vehicle to strike a tree and injure the driver, causing the driver to sue the car dealership and manufacturer under state-defined Lemon Laws. The plaintiff, a forty-three-year-o …

Gas Pump Overflows Causing Patron to Slip and Fall CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Gas Pump Overflows Causing Patron to Slip and Fall

This case involves a plaintiff who was injured while pumping gas. The plaintiff, a male, was pumping gas at a gas station. As he was pumping, he disengaged the trigger, but the gas continued to flow from the pump. Gas started to leak onto the ground, but t …