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Backover Crashes

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall, Wrongful Death on June 26, 2014 - no comments.

  This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a long-delayed auto safety standard to improve vehicles’ rear visibility and prevent tragic deaths that occur when drivers back into people (often children) whom they cannot see. In a 2008 law named after Cameron Gulbransen, who was killed in such a crash at age 2 when his father backed over him, Congress directed DOT to issue a rear visibility standard.  Every year more than 200


Air Bag Injuries

Filled under Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Product Recall on September 18, 2013 - no comments.

Over the past several years, there has been a public outcry about the deaths of almost one hundred motorists in low speed motor vehicle collisions as a result of air bags. Children and small adults continue to die because of the violent exposure to inflating air bags. We can and should understand the cause of such tragedies. Air bag systems were installed in the United States in thousands of automobiles during the model years 1974


More on Recalls

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Product Recall on April 11, 2013 - no comments.

This week, one of our partner’s cars was on the recall list.  Is your car affected, too? An automotive recall is a way for a manufacturer to tell you that there could be something about your car or truck that presents a risk of injury or property damage. And if you want to drill down to the very core of the issue, automotive recalls are intended to fix known problems with vehicles in an effort


Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

Filled under Accident, Product Recall, Wrongful Death on April 1, 2013 - no comments.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain. A twin and the youngest of five, 7-year-old Graeme, as her family called her, was the daughter of Nancy and James Baker IV, the son of former Secretary of State James Baker III. A member of her


Ford Unintended Acceleration

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Product Recall on March 29, 2013 - no comments.

A multistate lawsuit filed Thursday says 2002-10 Ford Motor vehicles contain a “design defect” in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Ford owners in 14 states is seeking class-action status and goes into great detail about the alleged defect in the models named in the lawsuit that don’t have brake override technology. That technology stops the car if both the brake


Beware, Soccer Moms and Dads!

Filled under Child Product Recall, Product Recall, School injury on March 19, 2013 - no comments.

Did you know that movable soccer goals can fall over and kill or injure children who climb on them or hang from the crossbar.  They can also blow over in strong winds.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reports of at least 35 deaths since 1979 resulting from soccer goals falling over. Both homemade and professionally manufactured soccer goals are involved in these incidents.To keep your kids safe and help prevent deaths and injuries


Subaru Moonroof Recall

Filled under Accident, Product Recall on March 15, 2013 - no comments.

Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. The moonroof glass may come loose or detach. The amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied. The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash. Subaru has notified the affected


Car Seats

Filled under Accident, Car Accident, Child Product Recall, Product Recall on February 6, 2013 - no comments.

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.  But how can you know for sure that the seat you are using is OK?   There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is


Buying A Used Car Soon? Be Concerned about the Tires!

Filled under Accident, Personal Injury, Product Recall on February 5, 2013 - no comments.

Planning on buying a used car in the near future?  Just because a tire looks OK does not mean it is safe to use. Modern tires are highly engineered products that must withstand the weight of a car plus the forces from braking and turning while providing a comfortable ride and increased gas mileage. Even without exposure to heat and friction from the road, certain tire compounds like natural and synthetic rubbers decompose over time.


Products Liability and Recalls

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Have your been injured by a defective vehicle or tire?  Any manufacturer selling in the United States has a duty to warn consumers about any unsafe product, and under certain circumstances, has a duty to recall a dangerous product.  U.S. governmental agencies have revised their regulations to require reporting of more safety issues, in order to better protect consumers. For vehicles, new criteria for the ratings system include side pole testing, using different sized test dummies and collecting more crash