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Another Toyota Airbag Recall – Are You Affected?

Another Toyota Airbag Recall – Are You Affected?

Product Liability Attorney
A few years ago, defective airbags that were exploding and shooting metal fragments out toward vehicle occupants resulted in the largest recall in vehicle history. Now, as most of these defective airbags have been replaced, Toyota has announced another recall involving airbags by the same manufacturer - Japanese company Takata. This time, the problem largely lies with airbags that were replaced after the initial Takata recall. Toyota claims that the airbags might be damaged in a manner that prevents them from inflating properly when they deploy. This will not provide the necessary protections for motorists in the event of a crash. Vehicles that are affected so far include: Toyota Corolla models from 2003 to 2008 Toyota Matrix models from 2005 to 2008 To check if your Toyota model is subject…
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Impaired Truck Drivers Cause Devastating Injuries

Impaired Truck Drivers Cause Devastating Injuries

Truck Accident
Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are massive, complex machines that require special training and licensing to operate. These trucks are more difficult to maneuver than regular passenger vehicles, so it is important that commercial truck drivers remain alert and aware at all times. When a truck driver is impaired, it can result in devastating crashes and injuries. Truck Drivers and Substance Use Research in recent years has indicated that the incidence of substance use and abuse is relatively high among the truck driving population. There are different reasons for the increase in substance use, including trying to stay awake during a shift, stave off boredom, or self-medicating depression or anxiety, which are also common for truck drivers. Some common substances used include: Alcohol Amphetamines Marijuana Cocaine It is extremely dangerous…
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Covington Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Covington Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Assisting Clients after Severe Spinal and Brain Injuries Both brain injuries and spinal injuries are considered to be “catastrophic” injuries, since they can have a devastating effect on your life. These injuries can result from many accidents, including traffic crashes, falls, and much more. They can also result in permanent impairments and a lifetime of losses. After a serious injury, you should always get the emergency medical treatment you need. Once you are able, you should contact a Covington brain and spinal cord injury attorney to discuss your legal rights. Set up your free consultation with attorney Ben F. Windham today. Possible Effects of Catastrophic Injuries The brain and spine work together to control your body, so damage to either can hinder your ability to function as usual. These injuries…
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Covington Paralysis Attorney

Covington Paralysis Attorney

Paralysis
Helping Clients Paralyzed by Severe Spinal Cord Injuries When you suffer trauma to the neck or back in a car accident, fall, or another incident, you can sustain serious damage to the spinal cord. The Spinal cord is responsible for facilitating movement, sensation, and organ functioning by sending messages from the brain to the body. A spinal injury can disrupt these messages or cut them off completely. This can result in paralysis. The lifetime costs of paralysis are overwhelming - financially, physically, and mentally. You want to discuss your rights and options with a Covington paralysis attorney as soon as you can. Contact attorney Ben F. Windham for a no-cost consultation today. Permanent Disabilities Paralysis can happen below the point of the spinal injury. For example, a lower spine injury…
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Covington Burn Injury Attorney

Covington Burn Injury Attorney

Burn Injury
Burns can result from many types of accident, and can completely disrupt your life. Burns are often extremely painful, and this type of injury often requires ongoing medical care for months or years. Burn victims may lose the functioning of certain body parts or may have permanent disfigurement from scarring. Burn victims and their families can incur devastating losses after an accident. In many cases, however, the law will allow you to recover for your losses by filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. You should always have the help of an experienced Covington burn injury attorney like Ben F. Windham. Types of Burn Injuries and Losses There are different degrees of burn injuries, as follows: 1st-degree - Only affects the outer layer of skin and can often…
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Covington Product Liability Attorney

Covington Product Liability Attorney

Product Liability Attorney
Helping Clients Injured by Dangerous and Defective Products You likely use hundreds of products in your daily life - if not more. We trust that companies will make and sell products that are safe for their intended use, and that the products we buy will not harm us and our families. Unfortunately, companies often fail to abide by their duty of care to consumers, and we can suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by harmful products. Ben F. Windham is a Covington product liability attorney who knows how to stand up to large manufacturers and their insurance companies. Contact the office today if you suffered harm. Liability for Defective and Dangerous Products Dangerous or malfunctioning products can make it into our homes in different ways, including: The product had a…
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Covington Premises Liability Attorney

Covington Premises Liability Attorney

Premise Liability
Helping Clients after Injuries on Someone Else’s Property When you go to a store, into a business, or visit another person’s property, you should not expect to be at risk of injuries. However, many companies and property owners fail to keep their premises in a safe condition for customers and visitors. Many different types of accidents can occur that might result in serious injuries. You should always consult with a Covington premises liability attorney about your rights to compensation after an accident, so please do not hesitate to call attorney Ben F. Windham today. Types of Premises Liability Claims When you seek compensation after an injury on someone else’s property, it is called a “premises liability” claim. These cases can stem from many types of accidents, including: Slips, trips, and…
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Covington Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Covington Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse
Standing Up for the Legal Rights of Victims of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home populations are steadily increasing, and many facilities are understaffed or staffed by inexperienced individuals who work long hours. Sometimes, staff members can get frustrated and impatient and engage in unacceptable behavior toward residents as a result. Such behavior can rise to the level of nursing home abuse, and it can result in severe injuries to elderly or ill residents. Attorney Ben F. Windham has seen how nursing home misconduct can affect your loved one in a nursing home and your entire family. If you believe your family member was a victim and they suffered injuries, do not wait to call a Covington nursing home abuse attorney for help. Types of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse…
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Covington Wrongful Death Attorney

Covington Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death
Helping Families in the Covington Area after a Tragic Loss Suddenly losing a loved one in an accident or unexpected incident is traumatizing for a family, to say the least. Not only is there extreme grief, but also your family may face extensive financial losses, as well. When someone else was responsible for causing the fatal accident, that party should be held fully liable for all of the losses of your family. Georgia law allows families to file wrongful death claims, though the specific requirements under the law can be confusing. While you focus on your emotional recovery, let a trusted Covington wrongful death attorney seek your financial recovery. Attorney Ben F. Windham will stand up for your rights after a wrongful death. Common Wrongful Death Cases Wrongful death claims…
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Covington Lyft Accident Attorney

Covington Lyft Accident Attorney

Lyft Accident
After a Lyft Accident, Learn How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help Lyft is a major player in the competitive rideshare market in the United States, and the number of Lyft vehicles around town is steadily increasing. When you use the Lyft app, you can request a ride from another driver for a reasonable price and in a quick timeframe. However, you are also trusting another driver to get you to your destination safely, which does not always happen. If you were in an accident involving a Lyft vehicle and you sustained injuries, you should contact a Covington Lyft accident attorney as soon as you can. These claims are often complicated, but attorney Ben F. Windham will do what it takes to protect your rights to compensation for your losses. How…
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