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Neither the Insurance Company nor Their Independent Medical Examiner Necessarily Have You Best Interests at Heart

February 9, 2016

On this blog we frequently discuss how after a serious, life-altering injury the victim of an accident feels that he or she may be able to work with the other insurance company. Unfortunately, the insurance company for the other driver or company that manufactured an inherently dangerous and defective product typically does not have your […]

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Even Small Bumps and Bruises to the Head Can Result in Significant Brain Injuries

February 8, 2016

People generally understand that violent impacts to the head, skull, and neck can result in severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Likewise, people also recognize that a blow to the head that results in a loss of consciousness often signifies that a serious injury has occurred and that emergency treatment should be sought. Similarly, an impact […]

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Tenth Death Due to Takata Airbag Defect Occurred in Ford Pickup

February 3, 2016

The Takata airbag defect, a problem where the airbags deploy with too much force, appears to be the defect without end. At first, circa 2004, the problem was dismissed by the company as a mere “anomaly.” By late 2007, when Honda detected thousands of ruptures in Takata airbags, the automaker believed there was an issue […]

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Despite GM Recall & Ignition Switch Repairs Cars Are Still Stalling

January 26, 2016

The GM ignition switch defect was permitted to linger uncorrected for more than a decade. During the time, the problem grew from one that affected, perhaps, a single vehicle line to one of the largest recalls in the history of the U.S. automotive industry. The recall resulted in millions of defective vehicle and, tragically, 124 […]

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Tesla Models S and X Introduce New “Summoning” Feature While Additional Restrictions to Autopilot Are Implemented

January 20, 2016

At one point, Tesla founder Elon Musk said that self-driving autonomous vehicles were no more than three years away. Recently, he revised his estimate downward and now believes that autonomous vehicles produced by his company are no more than two years out. This is despite engineers from rival companies stating that they have the same […]

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First Personal Injury Suit over GM Ignition Switch Begins

January 18, 2016

Questions regarding GM’s liability for its ignition switch defect have long simmered. Issues have included liability questions due to the GM bankruptcy and questions regarding “Old GM” versus “New GM” and what was known to the company and when the information was known. While the company has released a number of public statements expressing regret […]

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JAMA Report Confirms Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a 25-Year-Old Former College Football Player

January 11, 2016

Parents and the players of contact sports alike share serious concerns over the long-term effects of even minor bumps, bruises, and jostles to the head, neck, and skull. While several generations ago people would have shrugged off strong impacts to the skull as “getting one’s bell rung”, research is beginning to uncover a mechanism of […]

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Is it Possible for a Driver to Safely Take Back Control From a Self-Driving Car?

January 4, 2016

Self-driving and semi-autonomous features are being worked into more and more automobiles with each passing year. At this point in development, it seems that it is the philosophy of the automaker moreso than the technology itself which is limiting the application of self-driving systems. Consider that Tesla recently unveiled and released its self-driving system. The […]

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NHTSA Plans to Meet with Automakers Over Safety Defects & Cyber Security Concerns

December 30, 2015

The fallout from 2014’s recalls still has yet to settle out. The General Motors ignition switch defect resulted in millions of recalled vehicles, at least 174 deaths, and at least $4.1 billion in associated recall costs. Emerging just months later, the Takata airbag inflator defect emerged. This defect resulted in at least 139 injuries affecting […]

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University of Pennsylvania Researchers Find There is No Such Thing as a “Mild” TBI

December 29, 2015

Frequently after a bump, bruise, jostle, or some impact to the head or skull a medical professional or witness to the event may diagnose a “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a “mild” concussion. When people hear the term “mild” they typically conclude that the injury is not serious, it will not persist, and the […]

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