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50 Claims Accepted for GM Ignition Switch Deaths as nearly 1 Million Defective Vehicles Remain Unrepaired

January 28, 2015

General Motors was aware of problems with its Delphi-manufactured ignition switches for more than a decade, but they only took action issuing a recall in early 2014. Over the course of that decade millions of vehicles — including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion – were produced that were prone to the ignition […]

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Feds Launch Guardrail Safety Portal, Order new Crash Tests in Light of Trinity ET-Plus Endcap Defects

January 27, 2015

At Reiff & Bily our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to following the latest developments in defective products that can injure or kill Pennsylvanians. Thus we began following the Trinity ET-Plus defective guardrail situation back in September 2014. Then, the situation was still developing though several whistle-blowers and personal injury suits had sounded the […]

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NHTSA Re-opens investigation into Ford Pickup & Ambulance Stalling Problems

January 22, 2015

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been called on to do more to detect dangerous vehicle defects since the Takata exploding airbag and General Motors ignition switch defects. It appears that the new NHTSA administrator has taken these calls to action seriously. The new Administrator, Mark Rosekind, spoke at the North American Auto Show in […]

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NTSB’s Most Wanted List Provides Path to Enhanced Commercial Trucking Safety

January 21, 2015

In the first part of this series that will discuss a number of the steps and measures recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), we analyzed the problem of fatigued commercial drivers. Fatigued commercial drivers process information more slowly, have delayed reaction times and are more prone to being distracted. However, tired truck drivers […]

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Highway fatalities Increase for 4th Straight Year; NTSB Says Trucking Safety Should Be a Higher Priority

January 20, 2015

Large commercial trucks are undoubtedly a vital and necessary part of the American economy. Eighteen-wheelers, flatbed trucks and large box trucks are responsible for carrying the vast majority of goods to businesses, markets and retail stores. Commercial delivery trucks deliver packages and goods to both residences and business. Construction vehicles travel along our highways and […]

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Church Van Rollover Accident Injures 19 on Florida Turnpike

January 14, 2015

An early-evening accident on January 13, 2015, on the south-bound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike caused serious injuries to 19 individuals. The individuals were originally from Atlanta Georgia and were traveling through Florida in route to Fort Lauderdale as part of a church group. According to Restoration Ministries’ pastor, Vincent Jones,   “Our ministry is like a […]

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New NHTSA Chief Vows Changes as Agency Levies Largest Fine in its History Against Honda

January 14, 2015

It’s no secret that 2014 was the year that many safety concerns that had previously simmered just below the public eye exploded onto the scene. Early in the year the GM ignition switch defect dominated the news. Then, later in the year the Takata exploding airbag recall was announced and subsequently expanded to a nationwide recall. […]

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Understanding the Characteristic of Accidents Involving Large Trucks can Protect you Against Common Risks

January 13, 2015

Commercial trucks are part of the lifeblood of the American economy. They carry goods, haul refuse, are utilized in construction and development projects, and are typically used in a vast array of contexts and  purposes. However, whenever a vehicle becomes nearly ubiquitous on highways and roadways, accidents and injuries are bound to follow. In the […]

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Are push button ignitions and gear-shift quadrants confusing drivers and causing more accidents?

January 8, 2015

Any individual who has driven multiple cars over the past 25 to 30 years would probably agree that while aesthetics change from vehicle-to-vehicle, certain aspects of the car remain largely standardized. For instance the gear shifter, ignition, turn signals, and other standard vehicle controls are often presented in a substantially similar fashion across an array […]

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GM Announces 3 New Vehicle Defects to start 2015

January 6, 2015

It is no secret that the past several years have been difficult for General Motors. The financial crisis in 2007 resulted in severe liquidity problems for the company which eventually culminated in the automaker’s bankruptcy and the 2009 government bailout. While these financial events were unfolding, a major safety debacle was brewing – the GM […]

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