Accident Victim Questions

Posted on behalf of Houssiere, Durant, Houssiere (HDH) Attorneys on June 27, 2016. At HDH, our clients call us for a number of reasons, but the underlying concern is always the same. They’re worried about the financial impact their injuries will have on their families. It’s understandable. After all, medical bills are still the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. …

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Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall, which has been expanded multiple times, now includes 17 million vehicles in the United States and 25 million vehicles worldwide. Recently, on April 16, 2015, Nissan expanded the recall to include 2004-2006 model year Sentra vehicles and Honda added 100,000 …

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR WRECK? The first thing you should do following a car accident is to call the police so that an accident report can be prepared. Although the police do not always prepare an accident report, they will always require the other driver to properly identify themselves and their insurance company. This will ensure that …

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7.8 Millions of Exploding Takata Airbags Recalled

In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall has increased to now include at least 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. According to regulators, heat and humidity can cause the propellant for the airbags to erupt sending hot metal shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. [/feature_headline] These exploding airbags have …

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GM SUVs a Fire Danger, Not Safe Indoors

GM is telling customers to park their SUVs outdoors after issuing a recall on 189,000 vehicles.  The recall is in relation to power window switches in the driver’s side doors that can catch fire.  This is GM’s third attempt to recall vehicles affected by the defect.  So far this year the company has issued a record setting 60 recalls, affecting …

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26% of Car Wrecks Involve Phones

Cellphone use is now estimated to be involved in 26% of all motor vehicle crashes – up from 25% last year, according to “Injury Facts”, the annual survey from the National Safety Council released this past March. But it’s not texting of checking status updates- widely regarded as the scourge of road accidents – that’s the biggest problem. Around 5% …

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Vehicle Rollovers

Most serious automobile accidents involve vehicle rollovers. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) has recognized that sport utility vehicles are particularly prone to rollovers; the fatality rate per million vehicles is between two and three times greater for sport utility vehicles (SUV), particularly Ford Bronco II’s, Geo Trackers and Suzuki Sidekick. Almost 36,000 occupants of light duty vehicles died …

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GM Announces Payout for Victims of Faulty Ignition Switch

GM will pay $1 million to the families of those who died in accidents caused by a defective ignition switch in a GM vehicle. Added to that will be $300,000 for each surviving spouse and dependent, as well as a calculation of life time earnings lost. GM will also pay those with life altering catastrophic injuries. For example, a child …

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Trucking and Truck Wrecks

In our experience in trying cases for three decades, product liability and truck wrecks are some of the most challenging cases to try. Looking closely at these types of cases may revel product defects, fatigue, drug use, and inadequate qualifications and design. Products like trucks are disgorged from factories hastily designed and placed on the highways. These trucks, if driven negligently …

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