Over 57 Million Vehicles Remain Unfixed After Recalls

Personal Injury
Over 57 Million Vehicles Remain Unfixed After Recalls

Every year, auto manufacturers issue hundreds of safety-related recalls for their vehicles. According to a current Carfax.com estimate, there are at least 57 million recalled vehicles being driven in the United States in 2018. Carfax reports these findings annually, noting that the states of CA, TX, FL, PA and NY have the most open vehicle…

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Uber Touts Background Checks, but Are They Doing Enough?

Personal Injury
Uber Touts Background Checks, but Are They Doing Enough?

It has taken many years, but Uber last month finally announced safety upgrades that it says will help to keep its ride-hail customers in the U.S. safe. Uber stated that it would first add an emergency 911 feature like a panic button, which would connect a passenger directly with emergency personnel and to share the…

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Is the .08 BAC Limit Too High? A New Report Says Yes.

Vehicle Accidents

A study published last month in Washington, D.C., recommended lowering state laws that criminalize alcohol-impaired driving from 0.08 to 0.05% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), among other recommendations that would attempt to reduce the number of drunk-driving deaths annually across the United States. Supporters of lowering the legal limit cheered the recommendation, noting that the National…

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Are You Following California’s New Driving Laws?

Vehicle Accidents
How California's State Laws Compare to Others in the Nation

2018 is well under way, and with the new year come new driving laws that California drivers should be aware of. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued the following list of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Make sure you become familiar with them before you get behind the…

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Few Vehicles Get Top IIHS Safety Rating

Vehicle Accidents

Only 15 new vehicles meet the enhanced IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) safety requirements and earned a rating of Top Safety Pick+, according to Consumer Reports last month. Many other new cars, trucks and SUVs were unable to meet the more stringent IIHS safety standards at this time. The safety guidelines focus on the…

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Spontaneously Shattering Sunroofs a Growing, Dangerous Menace

Accidents
Sun Roof Defect

Two United States senators last month put pressure on auto manufacturers to provide answers and transparency about injuries that have resulted from sunroofs that shatter for no apparent reason. A letter to CEOs of auto manufacturers that make products for the U.S. market was sent by Senators Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, and Edward Markey, of…

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