We are entering what are traditionally the wettest months of the year around the San Antonio area. What that means is that there is a greater chance that slick road surfaces can develop, literally in a flash, and present drivers with situations for which they are not necessarily prepared.
The San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA) has announced Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. as the 2014 recipient of the Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award. SATLA began the Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award in 2007 and Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. is the eighth recipient. The qualities that make up the award criteria are those attributes that Pat Maloney Sr. possessed and through his example inspired all members of the legal community.
Some individuals out on the roads do not have the benefit of being surrounded by a vehicle frame that provides them with a degree of protection from physical impacts. Some examples of such individuals are motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Such individuals can be particularly vulnerable to suffering major injuries when traffic accidents occur.
Pit a person walking in San Antonio against a rolling ton and a-half or two of engine-powered metal. What happens when they collide? You don't have to be a rocket scientist at the Johnson Space Center to know that the relatively unprotected body is the one that will suffer the worst.
In our previous post we attempted to give San Antonio readers a view of how state laws seek to give consumers some measure of protection against defective products. Goods manufacturers and sellers have an obligation to make sure the items they put in the hands of the public are as safe as they can be. Still, injuries occur that sometimes demand pursuit of civil action for the sake of accountability and justice.
2014 was a record year for auto product recalls due to defects. According to the news reports, recalls in a single year went over the 60 million mark for the first time ever. Some analysts suggest the reason for the massive number is that companies are acting defensively.