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    • 5 Top Safety Tips for Winter Driving

      5 Top Safety Tips for Winter Driving

      Snow, sleet and ice make cars and trucks slide around and greatly increase the distance required to stop your vehicle. Here are five winter driving tips that can greatly reduce your risk of being seriously injured in an auto accident.

    • Reclined Car Seats Can Be Deceptively Unsafe

      Reclined Car Seats Can Be Deceptively Unsafe

      Reclined seat attorneys taking a case to trial must prove that the reclined seat defect caused or worsened the plaintiff’s injuries. Often times, attorneys can show that out of several vehicle occupants, only the passenger in the reclined seat suffered serious injuries.

    • New Calls for Increased Regulation Address Lack of Safety on U.S. Highways for Passenger Cars

      New Calls for Increased Regulation Address Lack of Safety on U.S. Highways for Passenger Cars

      A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that showed a jump in percentage of fatalities in truck accidents from 2015, both in total vehicle fatalities as well as fatalities involving large trucks. Now, a number of members of Congress have joined together to introduce the “Stop Underrides Act of 2017.”

    • Another Baby Product Recalled:  My First Doll and Its Dangers for Consumers

      Another Baby Product Recalled:  My First Doll and Its Dangers for Consumers

      In the latest consumer product to hit news for being recalled, this week the toymaker John Lewis has issued the warning over four sets of the popular “My First Doll” toys.  Consumer advocates have warned for years that doll pieces […]

    • Three Surprising Stats on the Everyday Dangers of Railroad Crossings

      Three Surprising Stats on the Everyday Dangers of Railroad Crossings

      It takes a skilled team of investigators, experts and railroad crossing attorneys to identify critical information. A railroad company is responsible for assuring that train crossing warning systems are active and in working order.

    • IIHS and Common Sense Agree:  Underride Guards Can Save Lives

      IIHS and Common Sense Agree:  Underride Guards Can Save Lives

      According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 4,000 people were killed in a decade span in collisions involving underride (between 1994 and 2014). Of that number, around 1,530 were related to side underride crashes.

    • Dark Money Electing Judges Is Undermining Judicial Independence

      Dark Money Electing Judges Is Undermining Judicial Independence

      A new report finds that judicial independence – a bedrock of our civil and criminal justice system – is eroding and under attack.  Surprisingly, 38 states elect supreme court judges, who render the final decisions on constitutional issues, legislative and […]

    • The Hazards of Aftermarket Vehicles

      The Hazards of Aftermarket Vehicles

      Unlike OEM manufacturers, aftermarket vehicle manufacturers may not be required to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Langdon & Emison has successfully litigated aftermarket defect claims across the country.

    • Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

      Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

      In a critical victory for victims of Bair Hugger warming blanket infections, the trial judge presiding over thousands of hip and knee joint infection lawsuits ruled this week that the claims will continue against 3M over its Bair Hugger forced […]

    • What Clients and Lawyers Need To Know in Trucking Accidents

      What Clients and Lawyers Need To Know in Trucking Accidents

      News reports this past month focused on new records being reached in shipments via truck in the United States.  In light of recent accidents between big rigs and passenger vehicles, safety experts are calling for companies to reassess their safety […]