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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
December 10, 2018

Common but Deadly: Identifying Dangerous Aftermarket Parts & Vehicles

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.

Brett Emison
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 2, 2018

Defective Front Seats Cause Catastrophic Injuries in Rear-End Crashes

The front seat in your vehicle plays a vital safety role in rear-end crashes – the same as airbags and seatbelts in frontal impacts. When seatbacks are weak and defective, they can collapse and fail in rear-end crashes and cause catastrophic injuries to the seat occupant or rear passengers.

David Brose
October 8, 2018

Deadly Limo Crash Highlights Lack of Design Oversight

A deadly limousine crash in New York has again highlighted something I have been fighting for years – the complete lack of oversight and regulation of the limousine and “modified vehicle” industry.  There has been a deadly limousine crash in the United States every year since 2000.

Brett Emison
October 2, 2018

Top 5 Reasons Deadly Guardrails are on U.S. Roadways

Defective guardrails installed on U.S. roadways are maiming and killing motorists. While the defects are well-established, the story behind them tells a much darker tale of deceit and corporate misconduct.

David Brose
July 12, 2018

Avoid Common Mistakes When Installing Child Car Seats

Safety experts at the are helping parents to keep their child from becoming one of the thousands of children who are injured or killed each year because they are not properly secured in their child seat.

Brett Emison
May 22, 2018

Keyless Vehicles Cause Increasing Injuries, Deaths

After two decades of increasing injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by keyless-ignition vehicles, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of keyless cars and automakers’ failure to act.

Brett Emison
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May 15, 2018

Abandoned Takata Airbags Make Their Way Into Used Vehicles

The Takata airbag recall has placed a national spotlight on the dangers surrounding the faulty airbags. However, a critical safety issue is often missing from the discussion: the grave danger of abandoned or used airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata.

David Brose
April 9, 2018

The Dangers of Goodyear RV Tires

Defective Goodyear tires installed on thousands of recreational vehicles (RVs) allegedly caused crashes that injured or killed nearly 100 people in the past two decades.

David Brose
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March 6, 2018

Why Lax Medical Device Regulations Threaten Public Health

After an exhaustive study of the safety and efficacy of artificial hip implants, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of metal hips and other medical devices that go untested and largely unregulated.

Mark Emison