Tire Blowouts: Common Causes & What to Do If You Experience One

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a driver on the road is a tire blowout. We rely a huge deal on a simple car part to travel safely – the tire. If it bursts or “blows out” while driving the outcomes can be severe. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway […]

Monsanto’s Effort to Cover Up the Negative Effects of Glyphosate

In 2016, the Panama Papers were leaked to the world. These papers are a digital dossier containing crucial information on how the world’s richest people hide their money in offshore shell companies. This year, a similar chunk of data was leaked to journalists at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The so-called Paradise Papers outline the activities of […]

What Constitutes a Defective Product?

There are few things more frustrating than experiencing harm because of a defective product. We, as consumers, put a lot of faith in the companies that sell us the commodities we want and need for our daily lives. Finding out that you (and others) were sold something that is defective, and therefore harmful, can lead […]

Determining the Value of an E-Cigarette-Explosion Injury Claim

E-cigarettes have been a point of contention over the past several years for a number of reasons. Legislators and lobbyists have argued, for instance, over whether vaping is a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. The idea that vaping is a healthier alternative has been used to support legislation that seeks to reduce (or eliminate) regulations […]

FTC Allows Dealerships to Market Defective Cars as ‘Safe’

Auto safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that a settlement between the regulatory agency, General Motors and two used car dealers puts car buyers at “the risk of injury or death caused by the defective vehicles.” The settlement, announced last year, allows used car dealers to advertise cars […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

VW Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Emissions Scandal

On March 10, 2017, Volkswagen AG (VW) pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the emissions scandal that is said to be the auto industry’s most expensive scandal in history. The company has agreed to pay $10 billion to buy back 500,000 vehicles and to pay $5,100 in additional compensation to each owner. In […]

FTC Sued for Allowing Dealers to Sell Cars with Deadly Defects

When you go to the dealership and see that a car has been certified as safe or has been subject to a “rigorous inspection”, you assume that any recall issues have been taken care of. In fact, even without the safety claims, you probably assume that dealerships are not allowed to sell vehicles with unfixed […]

Liability for a Vehicle Mishap on the Road – What You Need to Know

In car crashes, most car accident attorneys look at the liability that falls almost only on the drivers, private individuals. In consequence, insurance companies settle up. Some states have no-fault systems. In the rest of the states, damages depend on how much insurance the at-fault driver has. It’s rare that a component of the car […]