Riders on one New Jersey train experienced an unexpected delay earlier this week. The train stopped after it struck and killed a man who while standing on the train platform, leaned into the path of the oncoming train. In addition to his death several others were injured when they were struck by flying debris. Three of those individuals were transported to an area hospital following the incident for treatment. Fortunately none of those injuries were described as life-threatening. In addition, none of the approximately 300 train passengers were hurt in the accident either.
Throughout the nation individuals rely upon motor vehicles as transportation. When purchasing a car, most consumers, including those who reside in New Jersey, assume that the vehicle will be free from defect. When it is not, in addition to having to deal with time consuming repairs, one may also be placed in danger. Owners of certain cars made by General Motors are dealing with this now.
Every day Mt. Laurel residents shop for and buy products that, without proper oversight, could be potentially dangerous. But because of state and federal laws, most people feel completely safe when they use or consume the products they buy. What happens, though, when someone becomes sick or injured through the use of a defective product? This is where product liability laws come into play.
We've all seen in the news lately that the New Jersey legislature is trying to lure internet retailer Amazon to the state with millions of dollars in tax breaks. Amazon has dangled its plans to spend $130 million on the development and construction of distribution centers and create 1,500 full-time jobs in the Northeast. New Jersey and our neighboring states are all trying to sweeten the pot to win the heart of America's No. 1 online store.
Readers in the Mt. Laurel area will be saddened to hear of an elderly New Jersey woman who, according to a recent wrongful death claim, died from drinking the recommended dosage of an herbal health drink. The family of the 88-year-old said that for three months she consumed the supplement and suffered heart damage and kidney failure as a result.