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Recall Round-Up: June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

RECALL ROUND-UP: JUNE 1, 2018 Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up. This week we report on auto recalls for Kia sedans and minivans, Jeep Cherokee, and multiple Ford models plus a product safety recall on a popular aluminum ladder.…

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NHTSA Investigates Jeep Liberty for Safety Malfunction

June 29, 2017

NHTSA Investigates Jeep Liberty for Safety Malfunction The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) is currently investigating nearly 105k Jeep Liberty vehicles due to a possible safety system malfunction that could affect the proper release of the vehicle’s airbags. The investigation is a result of more than 40 complaints regarding the 2012 model year (Jeep…

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How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall?

April 27, 2017

How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall? There’s a handful of ways to know if your car has a recall. The first, and really the most important, way that you need to know, is you can look at a government website called safercar.gov and they will tell you clearly if there is…

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If a Crash is My Fault, Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

January 27, 2017

If a crash is my fault, do I need a personal injury lawyer? Oftentimes we’ll get calls from clients where they were the driver in a vehicle that resulted in a crash and were injured as result. Other times, the crash resulted in the injury or death of a passenger. The question that client has is,…

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NHTSA Proposes Mobile Recall Notifications

September 22, 2016

NHTSA Proposes Mobile Recall Notifications The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation & Safety Administration) has proposed a rule that would require automakers to include digital notifications of recall announcements. This would include sending notifications by mobile texts, phone calls and emails. To date, recall notices or safety announcements are sent via mail. What was once an effective…

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How to File a Vehicle Safety Complaint

July 5, 2016

How to File a Vehicle Safety Complaint The past several years have seen an incredible number of recalls on vehicles for safety reasons. Between defective airbags, sudden accelerations, and exploding gas tanks, we see the federal government taking your safety very seriously and holding automakers responsible. You may be wondering how you, the driver, may have…

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Why Your New Car Could Need A New Airbag

June 9, 2016

Why Your New Car Could Need a New Airbag Although the widespread Takata airbag recall began in 2015, new cars are still being sold with the faulty airbags installed. A recent report from the U.S. Senate Commerce committee showed that 4 automakers: Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, and Mitsubishi have confirmed selling new vehicles containing the…

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Honda: Passing The Buck & The Blame to Takata

May 26, 2016

Honda is passing the buck and the blame to Takata for airbag recall crisis. Despite setting the industry standard for best practices with regards to regulating suppliers, Honda blames Takata for supplying faulty airbags. The number of vehicles involved in the Takata airbag crisis is staggering. It now involves over 20 automobile manufacturers and nearly 51…

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The Cooper Firm Settles First-of-its-Kind Exploding Airbag Case for Confidential Amount

April 19, 2016

Featured Case: The Cooper Firm Settles First-of-its-Kind Exploding Airbag Case for Confidential Amount In April, 2014, our client was driving a 2004 Kia Optima when another vehicle pulled in front of her, causing her to brake, lose control of her vehicle, and hit a wall head-on at low speed. The impact caused her driver’s side…

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Yielding Car Seats: Death at the Weakest Link

February 15, 2016

Yielding Car Seats: Death at the Weakest Link We all know the many analogies. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A three-legged stool can’t stand on two legs.   For want of a shoe the rider was lost. The iron man had clay feet. If you’ve left anything undone, you’ve left everything…

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