The Mason Law Firm | It Is Important to Sue Multiple Parties In a Personal Injury Action | Personal Injury Attorney | Mason Rashtian

What is a personal injury action?  A personal injury action refers to any incident where someone suffers physical and/or emotional injuries.  Classic examples of personal injury actions include:

  • Accidents (car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian and construction);
  • Slip and falls;
  • Dog bites and animal attacks;
  • Electrocutions;
  • Burn Injuries;
  • Food poisoning and
  • Defective products.

If you are involved in a personal injury incident and are in need of filing a lawsuit, be sure that you file your lawsuit against as many defendants as possible.

For example, you are the lead car involved in a three car accident.  In the accident, your vehicle (identified as vehicle 3) first gets hit from behind by the middle car (identified as vehicle 2).  Then, the middle car (vehicle 2) is struck from behind by another vehicle (identified as vehicle 1) and pushed into your vehicle a second time.  You are injured in the accident and need to file a lawsuit.  Under this scenario, you should file your lawsuit against both the middle vehicle (vehicle 2) and the vehicle behind him (vehicle 1).

Why?  First, you need to protect yourself for liability purposes.  If you sue only one of the two drivers, then he or she will simply deflect liability by blaming the other driver not named in the lawsuit.  This is typically called the “empty chair” defense.

Next, you need to protect yourself on the issue of damages by maximizing your chances of recovery.  What if you sue the driver of the middle car (vehicle 2) only, but that driver only carried a minimal policy of $15,000 and your injuries exceed that amount?  If you sue both vehicles, then you can go after both vehicle 1 and vehicle 2 to recover for your injuries.

Disclaimer:  This article is brought to you by Mason Rashtian of The Mason Law Firm.  This article is only for informational purposes and not meant to serve as legal advice.

For more information about personal injury, please contact us at (800) 577-0149, or (661) 362-0805, or visit us at:

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The Mason Law Firm | Recall: L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation Recalls Shiitake-Ya Brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices Because Of Possible Health Risk | Mason Rashtian | Personal Injury Attorney

Recalled shiitake mushrooms

On or May 23, 2012, a press release was issued involving L.A. LINK (HUNTINGTON BEACH) CORPORATION of Cerritos, California.  In this press release, the following item was recalled:

  • Shiitake-Ya brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices with a “SELL BY date” of 04/16/2013

The recall was initiated because”the mushrooms may be contaminated with the chemicals carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene.  Residues of these chemicals are not approved on dried mushrooms … L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation is taking this action to assure the safety of our consumers.”

According to the press release:  “The Gourmet Shiitake Slices were sold exclusively to Costco Wholesale locations in California, Oregon, and Washington.  The recalled mushrooms are packaged in 6 oz plastic jars with a SELL BY date of 04/16/2013 affixed to the bottom portion of the rear label.”

According to the press release, the item can be brought back for a full refund at place of purchase.  For a copy of this full press release, please click here.

Disclaimer:  This recall has been brought to you by The Mason Law Firm, managed by Mason Rashtian.  This article is only for informational purposes and not meant to serve as legal advice.  For information on personal injury matters, please contact us at (800) 577-0149, or (661) 362-0805, or visit us at:

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The Mason Law Firm | Recall: Best Maid Cookie Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Walnut In Product | Personal Injury Attorney | Mason Rashtian

Sienna Bakery Front Oatmeal Walnut Raisin

On or about June 8, 2012, a press release was issued regarding Best Maid Cookie Company of River Falls.  In this press release, a recall of the following item was issued:

  • Sienna Bakery® brand Oatmeal Walnut Raisin and Sienna Bakery® brand White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies

The recall was made due to the potential of undeclared walnut allergen. Consumers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if these products are consumed.

The recall was started when it was discovered that walnut-containing Oatmeal Walnut Raisin cookies were distributed in the same retail boxes labeled as “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut”.  However, the boxes did not indicate the presence of walnuts.  Hence, the master cases of product may contain retail boxes that are labeled as “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut” but have Oatmeal Walnut Raisin cookies inside.

According to the press release:  “Affected product was sold through GFS Marketplace stores from May 11th through June 7th in the states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Affected product was distributed to Gordon Food Service® (GFS) delivery customers from May 11, 2012 through June 7, 2012 in the states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.”

Product and lot codes affected by this recall are listed in the table below;

Product Description,
label/brand and pack size
UPC Code Lot Numbers
6/40/1.35 oz Sienna Bakery®
Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Baked
Cookies
093901165992 121222011525001 on the master case,
12122201 on the retail box
6/40/1.35 oz Sienna Bakery®
White Chocolate Macadamia Baked
Cookies
093901201706 121222061052009, 121222061052001
on the master case, 12122201 on the
retail box

According to the press release, the item can be brought back for a full refund with a receipt at GFS Marketplace Stores.  For a copy of this full press release, please click here.

Disclaimer:  his recall has been brought to you by The Mason Law Firm, managed by Mason Rashtian.  This article is only for informational purposes and not meant to serve as legal advice.  For information on personal injury matters, please contact us at (800) 577-0149, or (661) 362-0805, or visit us at:

http://mrscvlaw.com

http://sfvalleylaw.com