Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles | LE
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.
Self-driving cars are gaining headlines nationwide; this blog post looks at potential liability trends pertaining to this new technology.
This blog post by attorney Michael Serra looks at rear seat alarm systems, and recent examples about how when manufacturers don’t avail themselves of the latest technology and consumers pay the price.
Seatbelts are arguably one of the easiest safety devices that we can use in today’s cars; this video produced by Rome Reports is still one of the best ones that address the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In most instances, an aftermarket modification is not completed properly. Common acts of negligence include failing to comply with safety standards (which are often not required in the case of aftermarket vehicles to the same extent that they are in “original equipment” vehicles), inadequate quality testing and other poor service practices.
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.
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.