Remington Arms Company is now facing individual and class action lawsuits claiming that their Model Seven and 700 rifles have defective X-Mark Pro (XMP) trigger mechanisms that can discharge accidentally. In April 2014, the company announced a nationwide recall for these guns, stating that flaws in the design of the trigger can cause them to fire without warning.
Free Remington Rifle Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Remington Rifle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Remington Arms Company, LLC, and we can help.
Nationwide Recall Issued Over Defective Rifle Triggers
On April 11, 2014, Remington Arms Company, LLC, the nation’s oldest firearms maker, issued a recall announcement which stated that too much bonding agent may have been used in manufacturing the trigger mechanisms of the Model Seven and 700 series bolt action rifles, which may cause them to discharge accidentally. Remington did not indicate how many incidents, injuries or deaths may have been caused by this problem, but dozens of individual lawsuits and at least three class action complaints have been filed against the company on behalf of individuals who were injured after the rifles discharged without warning.
Which Guns are Included in this Recall?
According to Remington, the April 11 recall includes only Models Seven and 700 rifles with XMP trigger mechanisms that were manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014. The company is currently recalling all affected guns to inspect and clean their triggers. Until this has been done, Remington has advised customers not to use any rifles affected by the recall, and to return them to the company free of charge to be repaired.
“While we have the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, we are undertaking this recall in the interest of customer safety, to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process,” said Remington Director of Public Affairs and Communications Teddy Novin. “Our goal is to have every recalled firearm inspected, specialty cleaned, tested and returned as soon as possible.”
Remington Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Walker Fire Control
In January of 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed against Remington which claimed that its Model 700 series rifles unintentionally discharged due to their Walker Fire Control, which has been in use since 1948, and is found in more than 5,000,000 firearms. The lawsuit alleges that Remington has known since at least 1979 that the rifles have the tendency to fire unexpectedly because of a design problem with the fire control assembly. The class action also claims that Remington was aware of these problems before the Model 700 was even sold in the U.S.
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Remington Rifle Class Action suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured by a defective Remington Model Seven or 700 rifle.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Remington Rifle Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Remington Rifle Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Remington Rifle Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Remington Rifle Models Seven and 700 injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Remington Rifle Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Remington Rifle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Remington Rifle Suit and we can help.