Injured Parties Fight to Be Recognized in Takata Bankruptcy Case

A little more than a week after Takata announced it would be filing for bankruptcy protection, a committee was created to guard the interests of those injured by the company’s faulty airbag inflator. The committee, composed of seven injured drivers, emerged after personal injury plaintiffs expressed anxiety over the potential outcome of the bankruptcy case. […]

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 […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

Tragic Death in Harrisburg, PA, Marks the First Fatality Linked to Hoverboard Fires

According to a PennLive report, a major fire on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue in Harrisburg, PA, resulted in the death of a four-year old girl named Ashanti Hughes who fell while fleeing the scene. Her two sisters were in critical condition as they were sent from the burning building to Lehigh Valley Health […]

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 […]

Takata Exploding Airbags, Execs May go to Prison – Why it Matters

If you drive or ride in a car, there is a frighteningly good chance that your vehicle could be equipped with faulty airbags that have the potential to explode, shooting out metal shrapnel at high velocity. You could be seriously injured or killed. 180 people have already been injured and 11 have already been killed […]

Top 5 Defective Product Resources

1. Product Liability Accidents If a defective product caused your accident, it changes the nature of your case and who can be held financially liable for your injuries. Defective products are behind all kinds of accidents and it is often only through a thorough investigation by an experienced product liability attorney that the true cause […]

A New Pact Between the Government and the Auto Industry Raises a Question

On Friday January 15th, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced a pact with 18 automobile manufacturers. According to the non-binding document, a list of “proactive safety principles,” they pledge to use their “collective strength and knowledge to work collaboratively, consistent with the law, to further enhance the safety of the traveling public.”  […]

Dangers of Listeria Food Poisoning

Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to a serious infection. The disease tends to affect pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, like the elderly. Listeriosis is a serious problem and should be treated as such. In October 2015 there were at least four recalls in the United States due to listeria […]