Blog Posts in June, 2012

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  • Toyota and GM Drivers Beware: NHTSA Investigating Complaints of Fires in Certain Models

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 27, 2012

    Just when Toyota thought that turmoil over claims of sudden acceleration was finally behind them comes an announcement that certain models might be prone to power switch problems that can result in fires. In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched in an investigation into Camrys and RAV4s built in 2007 after receiving a number of complaints about the cars ...
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  • Traffic Deaths Decline as Vehicles Grow Safer

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 21, 2012

    Government statistics for 2011 suggest that traffic deaths (based on number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven) are at an all-time low since the government first started recording crash data in 1921. While a number of factors have contributed to the decreasing number of fatal car accidents—including improved roadway signage and design, and stronger stances taken on drunk driving—traffic ...
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  • Suicides of Ex-NFL Players Linked to Permanent Brain Injury Cases?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 18, 2012

    Could former Charger's player Junior Seau's suicide be linked to a possible brain injury from repetitive hits during the game? Lawsuits filed against the NFL this past year believe that it could be the case. Last week, 81 lawsuits involving over 2,000 players were consolidated in a federal court in Philadelphia. Among these lawsuits were several wrongful death claims , including those filed by ...
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  • Check Your Shelves: Do You Have Any of These Dangerous Products in Your Home?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 12, 2012

    Chances are you've received a postcard from a car dealer or manufacturer about a vehicle you've purchased or product you've registered. Those postcards are usually recall warnings letting you know how to go about getting your vehicle repaired or warning you to get rid of a malfunctioning product. But how often do people actually pay attention to these recall notices? Less than 10 percent of the ...
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  • Are You Liable For Sending a Text To a Friend Who Causes an Accident?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 5, 2012

    Texting behind the wheel continues to be a hot topic in the news—especially as the number of distracted driving car accidents increases across the nation. A case out of New Jersey has raised new questions regarding liability in car accidents caused by texting. Controversial Case Raises Questions on Texting In September 2009, a 19-year-old was driving home from work in his pickup truck when he lost ...
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