Huntsville contractor injured in electrical accident

A Huntsville contractor recently suffered life-threatening injuries on the job when he was electrocuted by a high-powered electrical line, al.com stated on September 17.

According to reports, an unidentified employee of Parr Contracting was working at the corner of South Memorial Parkway and Byrd Spring Road when the metal handle of his broom contacted a live electrical wire charged by 46,000 volts. Residential electricity was temporarily down after the accident. Huntsville Utilities extended their condolences. The injured contractor is currently in stable condition.

Wage loss is often the result when workers suffer injuries on the job. Because of this, it is important to pursue financial compensation to support you and your family during this difficult time. The lawyers of Yearout & Traylor represent Birmingham workers who are injured on the job. Find out how we may help you today by calling 205-414-8160.

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General Motors recalls natural gas-powered vans

Once again, General Motors (GM) has issued a new recall. After recalling nearly 800,000 cars in February due to ignition problems, GM announced another recall on Thursday, September 18. GM stated that they are recalling 3,200 natural gas-powered vans from the market. Yesterday’s recall adds to GM’s whopping list of 29.1 million vehicles recalled in North America this year.

The vehicles affected in this recall are Chevrolet Express vans, manufactured between September 2010 and April 2014, and certain GMC Savana vans, made between May 2011 and April 2014. According to GM, gas may leak from the vans’ compressed natural gas regulators.

GM disclosed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that dealerships nationwide will replace the part on affected cars for free.

Unfortunately, vehicle defects can cause tragic car accidents. If you have been involved in a similar accident, the Birmingham lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C. may be able to help you seek compensation from the liable car company. To find out more about your legal options, call 205-414-8160 today to speak with an experienced lawyer.

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Millions of HP power cords recalled in the U.S.

Multinational Corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) is recalling over 5 million defective power cords in the U.S. and Canada due to a risk of them overheating and causing a fire, an article of International Business Times reported on August 28.

HP was compelled to issue the recall of some 5.6 million cords after incidents of burns and property damage claims from consumers were reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The faulty power cords, according to HP, have a code of “LS-15” and were issued with some laptop models. People who might be affected are advised to immediately coordinate with the company for a product exchange. You can find more detailed information about the recall on Hp’s website here.

Sadly, financial loss often is a result of injuries or property damage caused by dangerous products sold in the market. However, if this happen to you in Birmingham, the lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C. may advocate for you. Find out how our attorneys may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (205) 414-8160.

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Brands of peanut butter and almond butter recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Some brands of peanut butter and almond butter sold in the U.S. and to some other countries were recently recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, THV11 reported on August 19.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. was recently notified of four possible contaminants found in several different retail food products. The possible bacterial contamination in these products was confirmed after a routine test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers are advised to immediately discard the recalled food products and call nSpired Natural Foods to get a refund or product replacement. Aside from the U.S., the recalled products were also sold in UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic.

Despite high quality control standards, people far too frequently fall ill because of contaminated food products. If you or someone you know has suffered because of a contaminated food product or container, an attorney may be able to help you secure the compensation you need for medical bills and other losses. Discuss your situation with the Birmingham attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today by calling (205) 414-8160 to find out how you may get help.

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Fatal bicycle accident claims young boy’s life

WHNT News 19 reported that on Saturday, August 2nd an accident in Woodville claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy that was hit by a minivan while riding his bicycle.

According to reports, 11-year-old child, Joshua Daniel was riding his bicycle along Highway 72 around 3 p.m. when he was struck by an oncoming minivan. Daniel later passes away from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Alabama State Troopers are currently investigating the incident.

The lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., send their deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragic accident.

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Millions of BMW vehicles with Takata airbags recalled

Some 1.6 million models of BMW vehicles are being recalled due to faulty airbag systems made by Takata, an article in Tech Times stated on July 21.

Reports said BMW issued the recall of their 2000-2006 3 Series vehicles due to the potential for injuries that could result from a crash due to faulty airbags. When activated, the Takata airbags in the recalled vehicles may burst and may release metal bits that may hit the passenger. BMW found out in a probe that the issue was caused by poor preparation of explosive propellant in the inflator box. Reports of injuries involving the affected 3 Series were unknown to BMW before they issued the recall. Several large automakers have already issued recalls of their vehicles equipped with Takata airbags.

Suffering injuries in accidents caused by product defects often results in huge financial losses due to the costs of ongoing medical treatment, property damage, and other losses. However, if your injuries were caused by a defective vehicle or auto part, a lawyer may be able to help you secure the compensation you need. Call the Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at (205) 414-8160 to learn more about your options.

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Alabama football player arrested in drunk driving incident

ESPN reported that football player Jarran Reed was arrested by Tuscaloosa Police on July 13 after he was found to be driving while intoxicated.

Reports provided by the Tuscaloosa County Jail stated that the 21-year-old defensive lineman was charged with DUI after authorities found that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent. Team coach Nick Saban expressed disappointment regarding Reed’s arrest and said that the team will evaluate the issue and determine how they will discipline the player. A bail amount of $1,000 was set for the North Carolina native.

Though no one was injured in this incident, the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., know that far too many Birmingham residents are injured due to accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because of an intoxicated driver, our experienced team can help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your accident-related losses. Learn more by calling us today at (205) 414-8160.

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CVS sued by a man who lost his left eye sight

A man who lost his left eye sight recently filed a lawsuit against pharmacy giant CVS, claiming a pharmacist negligently gave him the wrong medication, KHOU stated on June 19.

Reports said Claudis Alston suffered from pinkeye infection in 2012 and had it checked at Houston Methodist Hospital. After he was given an eye treatment prescription at the hospital, he went to a local CVS Pharmacy to pick up the medication. However, a CVS pharmacist allegedly gave Alston, 65, an anti-bacterial drop used to treat ear infections. Alston was reportedly rushed to the hospital after experiencing excruciating pain upon dropping the ear drops into his infected eye. The hospital said his left eye was completely blinded.

At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we understand that in Birmingham alone, many people suffer from using incorrect prescriptions or from other forms of medical negligence. If you have experienced this, we may work for you to get the financial support you need to recover your loss. Call us at (205) 414-8160 to discuss your legal options.

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Bicyclist seriously injured in Montgomery crash

A man on a bicycle was seriously injured on June 13 after he was struck by a vehicle in Montgomery, an article on WSFA.com reported.

Reports coming from Montgomery Police said the incident occurred on Norman Bridge Road. The bicyclist, whose personal details were withheld, was reportedly crossing the street when he was struck by a red car. In the visual documentation captured by a photographer, it appeared that the man on the bicycle was hit by the car’s front passenger side. Though the passengers were not injured, their vehicle sustained damages.

Bicyclists who are struck by vehicles in accidents often suffer from broken bones and serious wounds that may require expensive medical treatment. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own in Birmingham, the lawyers at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may advocate for you to get the much-needed funds for your recovery. Discuss your situation with us today at (205) 414-8160, and learn more about your options.

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Contractor died in Mobile Airbus construction site

A contractor at an Airbus assembly site in Mobile, Alabama reportedly died in an accident, an article by AL.com stated on June 5.

The incident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. on June 4 when Mobile Fire and Rescue responded to a reported accident at the Airbus site. A man identified as a contractor of Brasfield & Gorrie was reportedly electrocuted. Mobile Police Officer Terence Perkins later confirmed that the man, whose name was withheld, later died. Airbus and the contractor firm both expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the worker. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fatal electrocution at Airbus site. The victim’s name and other details of the incident have been withheld in order to protect the privacy of the mourning family.

The attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., send their sincerest regrets to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

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