With technology being such a huge part of our lives. It is very important that before a product is released the marketplace, manufacturers ensure their product is safe. Manufactures have to take the right measures to ensure there are no defects and that the product includes appropriate warnings and/or instructions. Product manufacturers and suppliers have a legal obligation to protect consumers from unreasonable harm, they can be held accountable if the product defect leads to an injury or death.
On May 7, 2016 40-year-old Joshua D. Brown, was in Williston, Florida when the cameras on his Tesla failed to distinguish the reflection of the brightly lit sky from the white side of a tractor-trailer that was making a turn. The brakes on his tesla did not automatically activate causing the tesla to strike the truck and then hitting a telephone pole that was a quarter mile down the road. When the ambulance and firefighters arrived at the scene it was too late Mr. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
In a wrongful death case such as this one the surviving family members of the deceased may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or supplier of the product to collect damages for medical bills, loss of companionship and other damages. Proving that the manufacturer or similar entity is responsible for the individual’s death can involve the assistance of doctors, engineers, experts, and other professionals who have a thorough understanding. At The Mace Firm we have experienced wrongful death attorneys who have established relationships with experts and professionals who would ensure that each one of the claims have a strong foundation. Our attorneys would help you through these very difficult times to ensure that the death of your loved one is compensated. Wrongful death lawsuits help survivors recover monetary damages that cover their financial and emotional losses after the loss of a loved one and our attorneys at The Mace Firm will be there to help you every step of the way.