Fall 2017 Newsletter Released

Langdon & Emison has released its newest edition of its quarterly newsletter, available for free download here on our web site.  Our firm newsletter is mailed out to attorneys and clients nationwide, and intends to educate a general audience about issues in plaintiff's personal injury litigation, as well as consumer hazards in contemporary society.

This Fall 2017 issue covers such issues as: 

  • Tire detreads;
  • Bair Hugger defects;
  • defective products in trucks;
  • fuel-fed fires;
  • negligent hiring by trucking companies;
  • appellate victory for plaintiff's team on behalf of injured Marine;
  • statistics released on truck, bus wrecks in America; and,
  • the AIEG truck seminar in Chicago.

To become a regular subscriber to our print newsletter, you can reach us at langdonemison.com/contact and a free copy will be mailed to you every three months.  

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FMCSA Releases 2017 Guide to Large Bus and Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released its 2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics

The guide is a compilation of data from the overall state of the industry to enforcement activity.  The Pocket Guide incorporates and replaces the one-page data summaries, “Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts,” which were published occasionally over the past 10 years.  

According to NHTSA data, which was part of the reporting in this 2017 guide, there were more than 6.9 million wrecks in the U.S. in 2015, the latest year captured in this current round of data

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Bob Langdon, Brett Emison Speak at AAJ Annual Convention

As part of the American Association for Justice's programming of substantive sessions at its Annual Meeting in Boston, Partners Bob Langdon and Brett Emison, spoke on aftermarket vehicle defect litigation.  The audience of the nation's top plaintiff's attorneys was treated to a presentation on the dangers of recreational vehicles, limousines, ambulances, police cruisers and other modified vehicles.

Aftermarket vehicle defects often aren't identified and lawsuits aren't pursued, resulting in a missed opportunity to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. For more than three decades, clients and referring attorneys across the country have worked with Langdon & Emison attorneys in identifying and litigating aftermarket vehicle cases.   Bob and Brett have worked on aftermarket vehicle cases for a combined 45 years in practice, and bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the topic of how to identify the defect and how to show that a vehicle's alteration contributed to an automobile's lack of safety.

According to the AAJ, "Trial attorneys are committed to ensuring that all people—individuals, families, patients, workers and consumers—can seek justice in our nation’s courtrooms.
  The AAJ is the preeminent organization in America trying to fight for that right. Trial attorneys seek a balanced civil justice system, and the AAJ advocates for tough laws to hold industries and corporations accountable when they withhold information that can harm or kill.  Both Bob and Brett are members of the AAJ's Leaders Forum.

Associated Press: The Potential Impact of Takata Bankruptcy

The Associated Press issued a story recently on the Takata bankruptcy, featuring Kent Emison on the impact of how citizens may be affected by the filing.  Japanese air bag maker Takata has been sued over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators.

Langdon & Emison Attorneys Lead CLE Presentations at Annual Convention

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys' annual convention wrapped up last week, with CLE presentations from our attorneys being a key part of the substantive sessions.  This year's conference was at Lake of the Ozarks, where trial attorneys from throughout the state were treated to CLE presentations, awards presentations, and networking.