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Hunting Season Hazards: The Dangers of Tree Stands

Many thousands of Americans take to the woods this time each fall; there are inherent dangers of hunting deer from elevated tree stands, a popular tool during deer season.

Brett Emison

“Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

David Brose

Tire Defects that Cause Serious Accidents

Tire failures, or what may often be referred to in accident reports as “blow-outs,” are a common cause of motor vehicle accidents that result in serious and often fatal injuries. Although it may be easy to determine that a tire […]

Brett Emison

Tesla Autopilot Crash: Who Is Responsible When Autonomous Vehicles Crash?

The first reported death involving an autonomous – or, in this case, a semi-autonomous – vehicle occurred this week.  The victim was driving in Florida when the Tesla’s Autopilot mode failed to detect a tractor-trailer that was turning in front […]

Brett Emison

Feds Warn: Stop Driving Honda Vehicles Until Takata Airbags Are Replaced

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warned drivers of older model Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving those vehicles immediately.  The federal safety regulator urged owners to keep their vehicles parked until defective airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier […]

Langdon & Emison

Risks in Auto Repairs with Aftermarket Parts

Just last year, CNN reported that auto-insurers were trying to take advantage of cheap prices by forcing repair shops to use aftermarket parts when repairing crash damage. Repair shops from some 36 states are joining a lawsuit against these insurance companies alleging the repairs forced by some insurance companies are dangerous.

Brett Emison

IKEA Recall Highlights Risk of Tipping / Falling Furniture

IKEA announced yesterday a recall of nearly 30 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children and result in serious injury or even death. The retail giant confirmed that at least 3 children had been killed by […]

Brett Emison

‘Star Trek’ Actor Killed By Defective Jeep Grand Cherokee

Actor Anton Yelchin – likely most known for his role as Chekov in the Star Trek franchise reboot – died tragically when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence […]

Brett Emison

The Judicial Hellholes Report

It’s back.  ATRA’s annual Judicial Hellholes® report.  The report itself is unsurprising – it’s virtually the same every year.  What is surprising is that (again) – unfortunately – there are media accounts treating the report as “news” as opposed to […]

Brett Emison

Tesla’s Autopilot: What Happens When Things Go Wrong?

Tesla’s autopilot feature is, by all accounts, a very cool feature.  According to the company: Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, […]