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    • Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles

      Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles

      After two decades of increasing injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by keyless-ignition vehicles, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of keyless cars and automakers’ failure to act.   Since 2006, more than […]

    • The Dangers of Abandoned Takata Airbags

      The Dangers of Abandoned Takata Airbags

      The Takata airbag recall has placed a national spotlight on the dangers surrounding the faulty airbags. However, a critical safety issue is often missing from the discussion: the grave danger of abandoned or used airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata. Used […]

    • Alarming Increase in Injuries from Trucking Crashes

      Alarming Increase in Injuries from Trucking Crashes

      The number of injuries from trucking crashes is alarming but, considering the pressure put on drivers by trucking companies, shippers, and brokers, the increase in trucking crash injuries is not all that surprising. From 2009 to 2016, truck crash injuries […]

    • Are Your RV Tires Safe? The Dangers of Goodyear RV Tires

      Are Your RV Tires Safe? The Dangers of Goodyear RV Tires

      Defective Goodyear tires installed on thousands of recreational vehicles (RVs) allegedly caused crashes that injured or killed nearly 100 people in the past two decades.   Lawsuits allege the G159 tires were designed for pickup and delivery trucks in commercial service […]

    • Corporate Donations Linked to MO Bills That Would Protect Big Business, Limit Citizens’ Access to Justice

      Corporate Donations Linked to MO Bills That Would Protect Big Business, Limit Citizens’ Access to Justice

      Missouri senators are rushing to pass numerous bills under the guise of “tort reform” that protect corporations from being sued by citizens who are injured or killed by their defective products. What’s driving senators to strip Missouri citizens of their individual rights and protect big business? Hefty campaign donations.

    • Five Simple Safety Tips for Spring Break Road Trips

      Five Simple Safety Tips for Spring Break Road Trips

      My daughter’s spring break begins next week. Thankfully, she’s not old enough to drive, so I don’t have the concern that other parents may feel when their kids head off for spring break road trips. For those who do have […]

    • Lax Medical Device Regulations Pose Threat to Public Health

      Lax Medical Device Regulations Pose Threat to Public Health

      Thousands of Americans have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of hip implants for failing to warn doctors and patients about their dangers. According to The New York Times, the medical device industry is ripe with loopholes that allow hip implants and other medical devices to be rushed to market, bypassing critical testing that would protect consumers.

    • 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.”