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Reading diverse articles about personal injury laws may help you better assess if you should file a claim or not. Personal injury is a broad term that depends on the context of the people and surroundings at a certain time and day, but it can get more complex as the recovery and pain continues.

In an article on Guns.com, the article navigates the incident and story of Vicent Sheperis, who is a 34-year-old police officer in Stamford, Connecticut. Sig Sauer was named in a $7 million personal injury lawsuit, who was injured when his holstered P320 pistol discharged when it hit the ground. His case claims that his injuries were the result of a defective safety mechanism in the P320 design, which other firearm enthusiasts have been raving about.

Sheperis was injured when his P320 pistol fell as he loaded equipment into a vehicle. His pistol discharged when it made contact with the ground, and the bullet made contact with his leg and knee. The lawsuit explains that the weapon’s internal and external safeties failed to prevent it from discharging and the trigger was incapable of being touched because it was inside a holster. The statement continues to defend by stating that at any point before, during, or after did Sheperis place his finger on the trigger or touch the holstered firearm in any manner. Because of this incident, the Stamford police made the decision to shelve all P320 pistols issued to SRT operators. Controversially, this New Hampshire gun maker has been in the hot seat with the Dallas Police Department. A gun blogger from Dallas published test results showing the gun discharging at a certain angle. The gun manufacturer then issued a statement saying they would offer an upgrade to their consumers. Jeffrey Bagnell, Sheperis’s attorney, claims the gun manufacturer’s rhetoric is a fancy way of “recalling” the product.

After reviewing this article on NBC, it is only fair to assess the reparations that Sheperis deserves. Sig is clearly protecting their brand name by attempting to recall their products and avoid the lawsuit. However, the company sincerely can forfeit $7 million after being awarded with a $580 million contract with the U.S. army. It is heinous and awful that the brand will not own up to their defective products. It clearly shows how little Sig cares about its consumers, and I would rather select a more reputable brand. I understand that mistakes happen and $7 million justifies the injury, but I would look up the word “integrity” if I represented Sig.

While we cannot anticipate personal injuries, it is important to use products that uphold integrity and sell products that are advertised with the best safety and usage to protect our citizens and communities and contact a personal injury lawyer like Munley Law when injured by another party. This incident could have easily hurt another person and these P320 pistols should be recalled.

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