Trucking and Truck Wrecks

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…

10 Million vehicles affected in Airbag Recall

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On June 23, 2014, major auto manufacturers Honda, Mazda and Nissan recalled an additional 3 million vehicles worldwide for defects in airbags supplied by Takata Corp.  The total number of vehicles recalled for the same airbag now reaches 10.5 million.  Vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda,…

Dangers of Defective Fuel Systems

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Ask anyone the most terrifying way to die and most will tell you – being burned alive.  There is absolutely no excuse for people to be burned as a result of defectively designed fuel systems.  If a person survives the collision itself, they should not perish…

Dangers of Third Row Seats

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] The minimum standards for seat back strength are thirty-two years old and woefully inadequate.  In  rear – end collisions, seat backs often fail, causing catastrophic injury and death. The dangers of seat failures are especially high in third-row seats that are located at the very rear…

Air Bags – Deceitful Killers

Air bag technology has been around since the 1960’s.  For years, the manufacturers lobbied Congress and President Nixon not to require air bags in vehicles.  Eventually, the device was put into many vehicles.  Often, the device saves lives; unfortunately, the manufacturers often design the air bags in critically defective ways. The deployment of the air…

Yamaha Road Star Motorcycle Transmission Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation is recalling certain 2001, 2002 and 2003 Road Star, Road Star Limited Edition, Midnight Star and Road Star Silverado motorcycles due to a defect in the transmission.  This defect may lead to abnormal wear in the transmission which could cause the circlip to break. If the circlip breaks, it would cause the…

Mitsubishi Montero Limited (2001) Consumer Reports Test

“Not acceptable!” because of two-wheel lift-off in accident avoidance maneuver by Consumer Reports. The consumer watchdog recently put a variety of 2001 sport utility vehicles through it’s accident avoidance course. The only vehicle to have two-wheel lift was the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited. The tip-up was so violent in one instance, that the vehicle touched the…

Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors

The Arizona Attorney General has recently called upon Ford and NHTSA to recall late model Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.  We would like to hear from anyone who has – or who has had a rear end collision or case involving any Ford Panther Platform vehicle (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car)…

Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles In 2006, Volkswagen recalled roughly 362,000 Jettas and New Beetle sedans due to incorrectly installed exterior lights. According to media reports, Volkswagen initiated the recall because of the obvious dangers associated with malfunctioning brake and turn signals, including an increased risk of unanticipated collision due to…