Air Bag Injuries
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 through 1976. These air bags were designed and installed in large size vehicles by both General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company. At the time, the intent
Are Your Tires Safe?
Americans drive three trillion miles a year, every inch in reliance on their tires. Nobody thinks much about their tires — you fill them up with air, change them when they are flat, rotate them, and replace them when you can see all of Lincoln’s head on a penny. Even the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration doesn’t tell consumers and owners of cars, SUVs, passenger van, or trucks to do much other than regularly check tire pressure and follow basic maintenance like balancing and alignment. But there’s so much more to tire safety — much of it unknown to the public. Ti
Air Bag Options
Air bags are proven, effective safety devices. From their introduction in the late 1980s through November 1, 1997, air bags have saved about 2,620 people. The number of people saved increases each year as air bags become more common on America’s roads. However, the number of lives saved is not the whole story. Air bags are particularly effective in preventing life-threatening and debilitating head and chest injuries. A study of real-world crashes conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the combination of seat belts and air bags is 75 percent effective in p
Do I really need a lawyer?
If you need legal help, understanding your choices and the impact they may have is important. You can often avoid costly and complicated issues if you consult a lawyer before you have a legal problem. A lawyer can evaluate your situation and help determine your next steps and possible solutions. When should I seek professional legal advice? Every legal situation is unique and requires specific legal analysis. In some cases, the wrong decision may cost you your legal rights. Here are some examples of when to seek a lawyer’s assistance: Before signing any written contracts with major legal
Guardianship and Conservatorship in Personal Injury Law
What is a guardianship? A guardianship is the appointment by a court of an individual or entity to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult. In personal injury cases, some people might be under guardianship due to coma, brain injury or other severe trauma. A guardian can be appointed for a child if the child's parents are likewise incapacitated. Before being appointed as guardian, the individual must provide background information to the court, such as any felony history, prior times the person acted as a guardian for someone, and other informa