Volkswagen recalls more than 62,000 vehicles in two recalls

German automaker Volkswagen is starting its year with two recalls due to headlight and fuel leak issues that may cause injurious accidents, the Examiner reported on December 31.

On January 15, Volkswagen will start recalling more than 25,007 Jetta units manufactured between July and November in 2014 due to a software malfunction that turns the low beam headlights off whenever the high beam headlights are turned on. The issue compromises illumination, and may increase the risk of accident.

The company also said it is voluntary recalling 2014-2015 model years of Passat, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Jetta vehicles, as well as the 2015 Golf and GTI cars after learning about a cap sealing at the fuel rail that may fail to seal, increasing the risk of fire if the fuel leaks into the engine compartment.

Over the years, injurious and fatal accidents have been associated with poorly-manufactured cars. If you or someone you know suffered in an accident involving a defective vehicle, speak with an attorney at Ravid & Associates, P.C., about your legal options for filing a suit. Call our Detroit office at (248) 948-9696 today.

$190,000 fine to be paid by Walmart

Walmart agreed to pay fine worth $190,000 and to improve the safety of more than 2,800 stores in the U.S. after inspectors found “repeat and serious” violations in health and safety in one of its stores in New York.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered “unacceptable” hazards in a store in Rochester, including a lack of training in handling hazardous materials, blocked exits, and a dangerous garbage compactor. Many of these hazards were also found in other stores throughout the nation. The settlement will keep employees of Walmart safe and healthy while in the workplace, Dr. David Michaels said.

While Walmart was fined for the dangers faced by its workers, these kinds of dangers may also affect other people, namely customers. If you or someone you know has been harmed by a negligent property owner in Detroit, our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., believe you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Learn about your legal options in such a situation by calling (866)-644-6587.

Mother killed in Six Flags roller coaster accident

A roller coaster accident in a Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas killed a woman after she fell from her seat on the evening of Friday, July 19.

A witness who saw the fall said Rosy Esparza was riding the Texas Giant with her son when she asked an employee is she was secured before the ride. Despite the employee saying she should be fine, Esparza fell from the ride after raising her arms when the roller coaster dropped down.

Experts were sent by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides to help figure out what happened to Esparza. Additionally, Six Flags spokespeople have stated that the park plans to exert all efforts to find out what the cause of the tragic accident was.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions said that rides are generally safe with very minimal chances of getting injured or killed.

The legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., sends their thoughts to the family and friends affected by this devastating loss.