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GM Blamed Brooke Melton for Her Death–Then Covered Up the Real Cause – NY Post

March 10, 2020

GM Blamed Brooke Melton for Her Death–Then Covered Up the Real Cause – NY Post By Larry Getlen The police report cited the cause as, “Driver error: Driving too fast for conditions.” But in fact, the accident was due to a defect that could have been replaced for just 50 cents per car, a fact…

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Cobalt Cover-Up by Lance A. Cooper

February 25, 2020

Cobalt Cover-Up by Lance A. Cooper In 2010, Ken and Beth Melton lost their daughter Brooke in a deadly accident when she inexplicably lost control of her Chevy Cobalt. Georgia lawyer Lance Cooper agreed to investigate the cause of the crash which appeared to be Brooke’s fault. He was shocked to uncover evidence of a…

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Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020

June 14, 2019

Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020 Toyota announced plans to install two new safety features in their vehicles beginning with most 2020 model years. The implementation of both an automatic engine shut off and an automatic park feature show that Toyota is actively following consumer complaints filed with NHTSA and continuing to improve on…

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Featured Case: Assisted Living Negligent in Wrongful Death Case

August 16, 2018

Featured Case: Assisted Living Charged with Negligence in Wrongful Death Case Sixty-four year old Mario Albizures suffered from a variety of mental and physical disabilities. He was a full-time resident of Life Well Lived Services, Inc. (LWLS) in Woodstock, Georgia and was completely dependent on their care. On June 26, 2014, Mario was the back…

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17 People Dead after Popular Duck Tour Boat Capsizes

July 20, 2018

17 People Dead after Popular Duck Tour Boat Capsizes Tragedy struck on a lake in Missouri Thursday July 19th. A popular duck boat attraction ‘Ride the Ducks’ was conducting a tour for 31 passengers when a rapidly developing storm capsized the boat killing 17 people, one passenger was only 1 year old. Ripley Entertainment owns…

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Recall Round-Up: March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Recall Round-Up: March 23, 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 provide you the details on 3 major product recalls and an update on a tragic wrongful death case against Fiat Chrysler. Kidde Smoke Alarms Kidde…

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Uber Suspends Autonomous Driving After Pedestrian Fatality

March 20, 2018

Uber Suspends Autonomous Driving After Pedestrian Fatality An Arizona pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday evening by an Uber vehicle operating in its self-driving mode. As a result, Uber has announced the suspension of autonomous driving vehicles in all test locations: Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto. Although there was a safety driver in the…

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Litigation Pushes Ski Boat Manufacturers to Safer Designs – Safety Research & Strategies Inc.

August 16, 2017

Litigation Pushes Ski Boat Manufacturers to Safer Designs By Sean Kane, Safety Research & Strategies Inc. 3 years ago a young boy lost his life while enjoying a day on the lake with his family. 7-year-old Ryan Batchelder, along with 5 other members of his family were out on Lake Rabun when their boat, a…

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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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