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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones banned on U.S. airlines

Airline flights within, from, and to the United States are banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which were manufactured by Samsung. The flights are under an emergency order announced on Friday, October 14 by the Department of Transportation in response to reports of said devices spontaneously combusting and catching fire.

Samsung has already issued a recall of over 2.5 million units of the smartphone due to a battery manufacturing error. One instance of this occurred when a Jeep owned by a family in St. Petersburg, Florida caught fire when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was left charging in the vehicle. Samsung also encouraged owners of the defective smartphone to get a refund or exchange their phones by visiting a Samsung outlet near them. At least three American airlines are including new fire-suppression equipment on their fleets in the event that a cellular phone or laptop battery overheats and catches fire.

If you are severely injured and your finances are depleted as a result of medical bills you incurred to treat the physical liabilities you sustained during your personal injury accident, your plight is not totally hopeless. The San Diego attorneys at Ritter & Associates can help you file the appropriate lawsuit to pursue financial compensation. Call our offices today at (619) 296-0123 to learn more about your legal options.

Pursuing a Highway Defects Claim

Highways, conducive to higher speeds and heavier traffic, are particularly dangerous to drivers, and are littered with thousands of severe and even fatal accidents every year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been prevented were it not for negligent errors on the part of construction companies or municipal agencies. These parties are charged with the safety and upkeep of San Diego highways, and when they fail to do their job, the consequences can be substantial.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a dangerous highway defect, you should not hesitate to pursue legal action. A personal injury attorney of Ritter & Associates can discuss the particulars of your situation with you and help decide on the best course of action to hold the responsible parties accountable for your suffering.

Common Highway Defects

There are countless ways in which a highway can be unreasonably dangerous, but some are more common than others. Some of the most common highway defects to look out for include:

  • Potholes
  • Pooling water
  • Sudden shoulder drop-off
  • Lack of signs
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Objects in roadway

Liability for highway defects can be difficult to prove. Therefore, it is advisable to have a personal injury attorney by your side when pursuing a case like this.

Contact a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Today

At Ritter & Associates, our personal injury attorneys have a broad range of experience in highway defect cases, and we are prepared to help you earn compensation for your suffering and any related expenses. Please call our San Diego offices today at (619) 296-0123.

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