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Has Your Vehicle Been Recalled for Safety Defects?

Manufacturing or design defects in vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries or deaths. For instance, many recalled vehicles contain Takata’s airbag inflators, which are associated with multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries. The inflators can explode and send metal shrapnel flying into the cabins of vehicles. This is only one example that highlights the importance of knowing whether your vehicle is under recall. A recent Carfax study found that 63 million vehicles with safety defects are being driven on roads across the country. Although automakers are required by law to inform their customers of recalls, there are several reasons why owners may not receive repairs. It can take months to get a vehicle with… Read More

Could Your Knee Replacement Be Defective?

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Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure many adults undergo. In fact, it is one of the most frequently performed joint replacements in the country. Doctors perform more than nearly 1 million knee replacements each year here in the United States. Most patients getting knee replacements are older adults between the ages of 50 and 80. However, younger athletes and adults also get knee replacements. Unfortunately, knee replacement failure can compromise a patient’s health and well-being. Over the years, manufacturers recalled thousands of knee replacements. This has led to patient trauma and lengthy lawsuits. As such, patients need to remain aware of the signs of knee replacement failure. Understanding Knee… Read More

Victims of Trucking Accidents in The Winter Deserve Fair Compensation!

The average family vehicle weighs 2,000 – 5,000 pounds. Semi’s hauling tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. You don’t have to be an expert in math to understand that the odds are against you when you are involved in an accident with these huge machines. Add to the equation ice, sleet, and snow and the results can be catastrophic. There are half a million accidents involving 18 wheeled vehicles every year. In fact, one out of every eight traffic deaths are a result of just such a collision. Many freight companies are neglectful of the safety standards needed to keep these trucks safe in good weather. When… Read More

Injured During the Holidays – Now What?

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for holiday parties and family gatherings. Time for festive holiday traditions and celebrations. Yet for many, the holidays are a dangerous time. Accidents are more common during the holiday season. From falls to car crashes, the holidays may not be so merry for many Americans. The holiday season can bring a mixture of joy and danger. This holiday, be sure to use extra caution when hanging decorations, visiting family and attending parties. Always designate a sober driver and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Falls While Decorating According to the CDC, 5,800 people suffer injuries in falls directly… Read More

Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Car Accident Case?

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A pre-existing injury can refer to any injury or condition you had before your recent car accident. If not handled carefully, your car accident case may be harmed by a pre-existing injury. To receive due compensation, you need to prove your current injuries came about from the recent accident you were in. But a pre-existing condition can be a stumbling block in the way. This is because your pre-existing injury may be used against you. Pre-existing injuries may be cited by insurance companies as the cause of your current pain. If they can argue this successfully, you will lose out on the compensation you truly deserve. How Do I Discredit… Read More

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