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Business lawsuits: Tesla facing claims of negligence

When a person suffers serious harm and it is believed that a product contributed to that harm, it is possible that companies could face legal issues. When lawsuits regarding product liability or other similar stances are filed against businesses in Florida or elsewhere, they need to explore their defense options. These lawsuits can have major impacts on brands.

It was recently reported that electric car company Tesla is at the center of the lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who was killed while riding one of the company's vehicles. Reports stated that the vehicle was involved in a crash after the 18-year-old driver lost control while traveling 116 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver reportedly moved into the left lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle and lost control when trying to maneuver back into the right lane. The vehicle then struck a wall and caught fire, which reportedly resulted due to an issue with the battery.

The incident resulted in the driver and one passenger suffering fatal injuries. Legal representation for the family claimed that the vehicle did not have adequate measures to prevent a post-collision fire or to contain a fire resulting from the vehicle's lithium-ion battery. There are also claims that Tesla was negligent because the driver's parents had had a device installed on the vehicle to limit its speed to 85 mph, but the device was later taken out at a Tesla service center without his parents' knowledge. Representatives for Tesla did not provide comment for the report.

When claims of negligence come against a company, it is important to address the accusations effectively. Handling lawsuits is no easy task, and it is important for business owners and operators to have the right assistance. Florida business owners in this type of situation will undoubtedly find it useful to discuss their predicaments with their legal counsel.

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