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Safety Tips for Solar Eclipse Viewing

August 14, 2017

Safety Tips for Solar Eclipse Viewing NASA estimates more than 300 million people across the United States could witness the total solar eclipse on Monday August 21st. Although the partial eclipse is visible across the continental United States (a phenomenon that hasn’t happened in 99 years), there are 14 states that have the potential to…

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Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing

July 24, 2017

Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing By: Doreen Lundrigan Autonomous driving vehicles have been in the news more recently. As such, our future is looking much more ‘Jetsons’-like. While smart car technology is being implemented and placed in new cars, full automation is still many years away. What is much more current…

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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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Mazda Announces Double Recall for RX-8

June 20, 2017

Mazda RX-8 Announces Double Recall for RX-8 Mazda North American Operations announced a double recall of nearly 100k RX-8 vehicles for model years 2004-2008. The first recall applies to model year 2004 of the RX-8 and affects approximately 35k vehicles. The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and cause a…

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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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What does Product Liability mean?

April 3, 2017

What does Product Liability Mean? Product liability means you prove that a product is defective and that a defect has caused an injury or a death. It’s different than an ordinary case because you need experts, engineers, and especially reconstruction experts. You need all of these technical experts to be able to tell you: “Yes,…

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What new safety features help prevent auto accidents?

March 24, 2017

What New Safety Features Help Prevent Auto Accidents? Car companies over the last twenty years have focused on safety features and technologies that can help prevent accidents. For example, there’s electronic stability control in cars. So, when someone begins to lose control of their car, the technology in the car keeps them under control. There’s…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Again Tops Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List

March 1, 2017

Jeep Grand Cherokee Again Tops Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List The Safety Institute released the Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List this month and Jeep Grand Cherokee again took the top 2 spots. Plagued with power train issues, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees have held the #1 and #2 positions since November 2016. The report monitors NHTSA…

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How Do I Know If a Product is Defective?

February 17, 2017

How Do I Know If a Product is Defective? If a product is involved in the process of an injury or a death, there needs to be an investigation to determine if that product was defective. When people come to us with their case, the first thing we do is we listen. What happened? What do we know?…

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NHTSA Investigates Ford Explorer Exhaust Leaks

February 16, 2017

NHTSA Investigates Ford Explorer Exhaust Leaks In July 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating 2011-2015 Ford Explorers after 154 complaints were made regarding exhaust fume leaks inside the vehicles. Drivers noticed a distinct sulfur-like smell inside the car that caused concern about exposure to carbon-monoxide. One reported instance led to a…

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