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Blog Posts in June, 2015

GM Approves 119 Death Claims Tied to a Defective Ignition Switch Jun 29, 2015

General Motors (GM) announced this week that it has approved 119 death compensation claims tied to a faulty ignition switch that was initially recalled in February of 2014. The claims were approved as part of a fund set up by GM to compensate victims ...

Fireworks Safety is Key this Fourth of July Jun 26, 2015

Firework safety is being stressed this Fourth of July. The summer months hold some of America's most festive holidays that celebrate patriotism both past and present. The July 4th weekend has become synonymous with pool parties, cookouts and ...

More Auto Recalls, More Safety Concerns Jun 22, 2015

The massive Takata Corp airbag recall has occupied headlines over the last couple of months as the crisis ballooned to become the largest and most complex auto recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, the drama continued last week as all 33 million ...

Teen Driving Risks Increase During 100 Days of Summer Jun 18, 2015

With summer underway, parents may want to keep a closer eye on their teens’ driving, including who is riding in the car with them. A study conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are ...

Study: Sleeping Pills Increase Risks for Car Accidents Jun 17, 2015

A new study shows that sleeping pills may stay in the blood at higher levels for a longer period of time than previously thought. So much so that it presents a risk to drivers who take to the road the morning after taking Ambien, Restoril or Desyrel. ...

Honda Confirms 7th Takata-Related Death Jun 16, 2015

In a statement released by Honda on June 12, a Takata airbag explosion was confirmed as the cause of death in a Louisiana accident in April. This brings the total number of deaths linked to the defective airbags to seven. If you or someone you love ...

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects Jun 12, 2015

New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during ...

Texting and Driving by the Numbers Jun 8, 2015

Cellphones make staying connected with friends and family as easy as the swipe of a finger, but this simplicity poses serious safety risks if done while behind the wheel. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than a quarter of all ...

Jeep Grand Cherokees Are Braking for No Reason Jun 5, 2015

A glitchy adaptive cruise control in newer Jeep Grand Cherokees could cause problems for advocates of the move to autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Friday that it will begin an investigative probe ...

Takata Airbag Recall Problems Continue Jun 3, 2015

The 34-million vehicle recall for defective Takata airbags has quickly become the largest and most complex automotive recall in U.S. history. At a Tuesday Congressional hearing lawmakers pressed Takata executives for answers and showed ...

Injured in a Missouri Car Accident? Take Notes Jun 1, 2015

Car accidents are almost always a traumatizing experience, especially if you have suffered an injury. Your life is turned upside down and it’s difficult to determine what your next move should be. When the dust settles, take a moment to write down ...

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