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Honda Confirms 7th Takata-Related Death

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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 has been injured by a malfunctioning Takata airbag, our defective product lawyers can help get you...

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GM Defective Ignition Switch Death Total Reaches 100

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General Motors (GM) recently reported that a defective ignition switch has caused 100 deaths to date, a significant increase from the original 13 deaths that GM claimed as the only known fatalities. That number could increase again as compensation lawyers continue sifting through hundreds of injury and death claims, a process they hope to complete by late July. According to...

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New Self-Driving Truck Could Make Roads Safer

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Driving alongside a semi-truck on the highway can be a scary task. In 2012, 330,000 semi-truck accidents were recorded in the United States, killing nearly 4,000 people, most of who were in passenger cars. Nearly 90 percent of those crashes were a result of driver error. Luckily, motorists soon may be able to worry a little less about their safety...

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Ford Motor Expands Door Latch Recall

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Following pressure from the U.S. Government, Ford is recalling thousands of cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion, plus other issues. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of a recalled Ford vehicle or defective auto part, contact us. The recall covers the 2011-2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion,...

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What Happens to Your Body in a Car Crash?

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Even at low speeds, a car accident can cause a lot of damage to your body. Did you know your brain can bounce around in your skull? Did you know your heart can move around in your chest? Even after a crash, internal organs are still moving. It is often this “internal collision” that causes serious injury or death. Well,...

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Injured in a Missouri Car Accident? Take Notes

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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 everything you can remember about the accident, especially if you are filing a claim with your insurance company....

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Moped, Scooter Accidents Plaguing Missouri

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2015 is becoming a hazardous year for people using mopeds and scooters in Missouri. This January, a 54-year-old woman died in a scooter accident in Springfield, Mo, according to KY3 News, a local TV station. KY3 reported that she was riding as a passenger on the scooter when a pick-up truck struck the rear of the scooter. The station quoted...

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Mystery Surrounds Listeria-Linked Ice Cream Recalls

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has just recalled all of its products and is closing its stores because of a possible listeria outbreak. This comes just days after Blue Bell Creameries issued a recall of its entire product line. Three people in Kansas have died in the past year and ten people in four states have fallen ill from the bacteria...

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One Million Trek Bikes Recalled

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A bicycle rider was paralyzed and an additional two riders were seriously injured. The culprit? Trek Bicycles. One The Wisconsin-based company has recalled nearly one million bikes in North America. The bicycles were produced by the Trek company between 1999 and 2015. The dangerous bicycles have been recalled because the front wheels can suddenly lockup or separate from the front...

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Trucking Industry Speed Limitations

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The American Trucking Association, the largest trucking group in the country, is vocally advocating to install electronic speed-limiting devices on big rigs. The industry is urging federal safety regulators to act swiftly to mandate that all trucks be outfitted with electronic devices that limit speeds to 65 mph. Speeding trucks are the most common cause of big rig accidents. Interestingly enough,...

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Takata Airbag Recall is the Nation’s Largest Ever

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In a record-breaking move, Takata Corp. has issued a national recall of 34 million vehicles for a defective airbag. It is the largest automotive recall in history. The sweeping move encompasses a plethora of automakers, including: Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Ford, Daimler Trucks, General Motors, Subaru and Mitsubishi. To see if your vehicle is among those equipped...

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2014 Was Record Year for Car Recalls

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The auto industry struggled with millions of recalls in 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a summary report tallying the number of vehicles recalled in 2014. According to the report, an astonishing 64 million cars and trucks were recalled for various safety defects. More than four times the number of vehicles that were sold were recalled....

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Honda, Toyota and Nissan Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

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While 2014 set record numbers in automotive recalls, 2015 has brought with it its own set of lingering safety defects. Takata, a Japanese airbag supplier, who was at the center of millions of auto recalls in 2014, is once again in the center of a recall storm. In recent days, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Daihatsu have all added more than...

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Stolen Copper Wires Lead to Fatality

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An early Saturday morning crash related to stolen copper wires killed one person in a tragic wreck. The accident occurred at Scarritt and Hardesty avenues. Law enforcement officials report that witnesses saw a vehicle driving in an erratic and suspicious manner early on Saturday morning. When officials attempted to follow the vehicle, the driver fled the scene. While law enforcement...

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Missouri Legislators Try to Ban Palcohol

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Recently, federal safety regulators approved the sale of a new alcohol product sold under the brand name Palcohol. Palcohol is a liquor condensed into powder and easily mixed with liquids to create a cocktail. The product will be easy to transport and comes in several formulations, including rum, margarita, vodka and cosmopolitans. While the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and...

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