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VIVO Recalls Speaker Wall Mounts due to Injury Hazard

On July 16, 2019, VIVO issued a recall for their VIVO MOUNT-PLAY5 speaker wall mounts, in the colors white and black. According to the recall, the ledge on the front of the wall mount can loosen; this could cause the ledge and the speakers to fall, posing a significant hazard and risk of injury to bystanders. According to the recall (19-167), approximately 2,400 units of the speaker wall mounts have been affected. The speaker wall mounts were sold for approximately $30 from March 2018 to June 2019 online via the Amazon, eBay, Newegg, and Wal-Mart websites. There have been at least three reports of the defective speaker wall mounts breaking, causing speakers to fall to the floor. However, no injuries have been reported. VIVO Recalls Speaker Wall Mounts due to Injury Hazard In the recall, VIVO makes it clear that their consumers with the defective product can receive a refund, a replacement, or a repair – all free of cost. Although these offers might seem convenient, it is important to note that only consumers that were not harmed as a direct result of the defective product should follow the suggestions outlined by the company. If you or a member of your family suffered any sort of harm as a direct result of VIVO’s defective speaker wall mounts, following any of the company’s suggestions or agreeing to a refund, a replacement, or a repair, could make you ineligible to pursue a lawsuit against the company. Instead of contacting the company for a free repair, replacement, or a refund, it is essential that you contact a lawyer with experience handling product liability claims immediately.

Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.

Are you in need of a lawyer to handle your defective product claim? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling different claims. One of the types of claims we handle are defective product claims. Our experts on product liability are ready to handle your claim and help you understand your right to sue the company that contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.

Considering the Risk of Harm

Understanding Liability and Your Right to SueAccording to the recall, the front ledge on the speaker wall mount can loosen; this creates the risk of the mount and the speakers falling. Speaker wall mounts are generally located high up on walls. If speakers or even the wall mounts fall, any one standing nearby could be harmed by the falling items. Depending on many details, products falling from a significant height could result in fractures, broken bones, head injuries, and even brain injuries. The defective wall mount could cause injuries ranging in severity from mild to critical – injuries could even prove to be fatal. Did you suffer any harm as a result of the defective product? Even if you suffered only mild injuries, you must take legal action – you shouldn’t have suffered any harm.

Understanding Liability and Your Right to Sue

Do you have the right to file a product liability claim against VIVO for the harm you suffered as a result of their defective products? Your right to sue is based on the fact that all companies have a duty of care towards their consumers. They must ensure that their products are free of any sort of hazards to ensure that there is no risk of injury to consumers. When companies release defective products to the public and make them available for purchase, they are essentially breaching their duty of care to their consumers. They are failing to identify and address hazards before their consumers are affected. In product liability cases specifically, a defect must be present in the products’ design, labeling, or manufacturing (at least one defect but multiple defects are common) so that consumers could pursue claims. In general, if the company’s negligent actions contributed to the product defect and the harm suffered by consumers, the company could be held accountable – victims could pursue claims. If you would like to learn more about the company’s liability for the harm you suffered and your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our firm.

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Important Steps to Consider

What should you do after you or a member of your family was harmed be the defective speaker wall mounts made available by VIVO? Many people blindly follow the suggestions established through the recall issued by the company. However, actions that companies recommend consumers to follow (requesting a refund, a repair, or a replacement) can all negatively affect consumers’ right to pursue a claim. What should you do? First and foremost, you should follow the following:
  • Do not send the defective product to the company
  • Do not agree to a free repair
  • Do not agree to a free replacement
  • Do not agree to a refund
  • Do not tamper with the defective product in any way
Some of the other things that you should do include the following:
  • Take photos of the injuries caused by the defective product
  • Take photos of the defective product
  • Stop using the defective product
  • Keep the defective product in a safe place
  • Contact the company to report the defective product and the harm that you suffered
  • Seek medical attention for all harm suffered
  • Evaluate the property damage resulting from the incident
  • Gather records of your purchase of the defective product
  • Gather all relevant records of the harm suffered due to the defective product
  • Seek legal assistance
When you follow the steps listed above, you are bettering your chances of reaching a successful claim outcome. If you would like to learn more about the different things that you should do after being harmed by a defective product, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you fail to take the appropriate actions immediately after you were harmed, you could negatively affect your right to sue and your right to receive compensation.

You Could Recover Compensation

If you or your family suffered any sort of harm as a result of the defective speaker wall mounts or any other defective product, you might have grounds to recover compensation. After suffering harm, recovering monetary compensation might not be the first thing on your mind. After all, monetary compensation cannot and will not mend the harm you suffered. However, it is normal to have questions about the compensation that you could win. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you recover if your claim is successful? What is the value of your claim? To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the monetary compensation that you could be eligible to recover, it is essential that you discuss your claim with a trusted and knowledgeable source, such as a defective product attorney. After discussing your claim with a skilled product liability lawyer, you will have a better idea of the type and amount of compensation that you could recover, which could include the following:
  • Medical expense
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Punitive costs
If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the product liability lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. When you contact our law firm and allow our experts to handle your claim, you can be certain that there will always be someone aggressively fighting your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our defective product lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you gain a thorough understanding of the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover. Our lawyers will not rest until you are rightfully compensated.

Understand the Statute of Limitations of Your Claim

How long do you have to pursue your claim? Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they could lose their right to sue if they fail to take action within the appropriate length of time. All claims, including product liability claims, are subject to a statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations determine the specific length of time that victims have to pursue their claims. What statute of limitation applies to your claim? The timeline that applies to your claim depends on a few things, such as the type of claim that you are pursuing and some specific details of your claim. In general, product liability claims (in California) are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you will only have two years to file your claim. However, this timeline could vary; so, it is essential that you discuss the timelines that apply to your claim with experts on defective product claims as soon as possible.

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Did you unknowingly purchase a defective product? If you or a member of your family suffered any sort of harm due to the defective speaker wall mounts, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Therefore, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You can be certain that the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Our attorneys have successfully handled many different types of claims including defective product claims. When you contact our firm, you can be certain that our product liability attorneys will do everything within their reach to ensure that your claim reaches a successful outcome. If you are ready to discuss our claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. When you contact our law firm, you will find that our lawyers are always available to you completely free of cost. Our firm offers free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions – to ensure that all victims affected by defective products have access to our legal services. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our product liability lawyers will answer all your questions and address all your concerns – essentially providing you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your product liability claim. Whether you were harmed by VIVO’s defective speaker wall mounts or any other company’s defective product, you might have the right to sue. It is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you would like to discuss your product liability claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. What does this mean to you? Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. This guarantee also establishes our firm’s strict contingency structure. Because we are based on contingency, our clients will never be expected nor required to pay any legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not pay anything. Are you ready to benefit from our legal services and discuss your product liability claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm to speak with our defective product attorneys.
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