Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles | LE

April 6, 2020

Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles

Keyless ignition has been a topic in the news a lot lately. This blog post looks at an under-reported issue with keyless car technology.

Brett Emison
March 23, 2020

Are the Current Minimum Car Insurance Amounts Enough?

This blog post looks at ways that consumers can protect themselves in matters of car insurance and minimum requirements.

Mark Emison
February 17, 2020

Watch the Edge: When Unsafe Pavement Drop-Offs Cause Accidents with Devastating Consequences

L&E attorneys have litigated construction defect cases coast-to-coast. Read this post to learn more about the key elements of what to watch for in a shoulder defect accident.

David Brose
November 29, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Still Raising Safety Concerns

Self-driving cars are gaining headlines nationwide; this blog post looks at potential liability trends pertaining to this new technology.

Brett Emison
February 4, 2019

Identifying Tire Defects in Catastrophic Accidents

Every vehicle accident resulting in catastrophic injury or death should be screened for tire defects as a potential cause of the accident or source of recovery. Defects that can cause a tire to fail may not always be apparent.

Bob Langdon
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January 12, 2019

Drivers Beware: Toyota, Ford Recall 2.7 Million Vehicles with Deadly Takata Airbags

This week, two major automakers recalled nearly 2.7 million vehicles equipped with the deadly airbags, adding to what was already the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

Brett Emison
January 10, 2019

Examining Defects in Cars’ Fuel Systems

This blog post examines a few of the most common fuel system defects that we’ve identified in our practice of over 25 years working with this type of case.

Kent Emison
Case-to-Remember
January 2, 2019

Defective Front Seats in Cars Lead to Catastrophic Injuries

The seatbacks for front occupants play a vital safety role in rear-end crashes, similar to seatbelts and airbags in frontal crashes. Seatback failures commonly occur because the seats are constructed with weak materials.

Mark Emison
December 27, 2018

Why Vehicle Roofs Collapse in Rollover Crashes

On July 1, 2016, our law firm’s client was driving a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer in Benton County, Missouri. The vehicle traveled through an intersection and off the roadway, overturning once before coming to rest on its wheels. During the rollover, the roof over the driver’s occupant compartment area crushed inward and struck our client, causing a severe spinal cord injury and rendering her a quadriplegic.

Bob Langdon
November 28, 2018

When Should an Airbag Inflate?

In recent months, our law firm has seen an increasing number of airbag non-deploy cases resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. These cases typically involve catastrophic failures of passenger presence sensor systems that fail to recognize the passenger seat is occupied, which in turn, disables the airbag.

David Brose
November 19, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Rushed to Market at the Expense of Human Safety

The race to bring self-driving cars to market has turned roadways into testing labs and humans into guinea pigs—and the consequences have been deadly.

Mark Emison
November 16, 2018

Can You Hold the Bar Accountable in Drunk Driving Cases?

In 2016, nearly 15,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. When evaluating a drunk driving case, consider the possibility of a “dram shop claim” if the defendant driver was potentially overserved by a bar or restaurant.

David Brose