The GAF Timberline lawsuit is one that has garnered a lot of attention in the past few months. After many people were injured and even killed while working on this project, the company responsible for it was the same company that created the defective product in the first place. So basically, they have two camps: those that believe GAF is at fault, and those who are convinced that they were victims of negligence. No matter which camp you fall into, it is time to see what your options are. Below, we’ll discuss the lawsuit and its main components.
First of all, what is the lawsuit all about? According to the complaint, GAF is a division of the Dietrich Company (the company that developed the Carbamide peroxide product that was responsible for the deadly Accidents at Work scandal a few years back. This is largely what has brought this suit into the lime light.) GAF is a supplier of wet cell batteries that are used in many different types of equipment and construction projects. In their desire to be a leader in the industry, they develop products that will “stand up to” the more demanding conditions that are present on websites, which in turn require better and stronger batteries.
There are two major problems with the way the company has been handling this lawsuit. First of all, GAF has been trying to use this lawsuit as a “get out of jail free” card, essentially allowing them to Dodge responsibility and accountability in this case. In order to do this, they have hired the services of a high-priced lawyer and a large group of attorneys to help them with the case. Basically, they are trying to use this lawsuit as a way to avoid doing anything further than they already have, by avoiding a courtroom battle. Unfortunately, their strategy has worked perfectly so far, but it will not work in this case.
Another problem with GAF is their own safety guidelines. According to these guidelines, they have identified only two potential sources of risk when using the Wet Cell batteries that they produce. These two sources, according to GAF, “are the use of unqualified personnel in connection with the manufacturing process or of non-approved battery packs.” Either of these presents a very real and present danger to the workers, which is GAF’s responsibility. But, even if they follow their own guidelines and use protective gear, the lawsuits may not force them to address these problems.
The unfortunate reality is that you never know when something bad is going to happen. When something tragic like this happens, it is your family and friends that will suffer the most. You are grieving with them, and they are grieving with you. It is up to you to make sure that you take care of yourself, while they take care of each other. Helping to support each other during this difficult time is one of the ways in which you can help relieve some of the pressure.
If you have been injured in a defective GAF Timberline battery, it is important that you seek legal representation, and that you act quickly. The longer that you let this go, the more money that is going to be out of pocket. Time is of the essence. The lawsuit clock is ticking, and the defendants are well aware of that. If you are in a situation where you need to act quickly, get the advice of an attorney, and pursue your case as aggressively as possible, you might just be able to keep your job and win your lawsuit.