Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep Fuel Tank Fires May Represent a Safety Crisis in the Making

March 24, 2015

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are at least 58 burn-related fatalities and 119 non-fatal burn-related injuries due to vehicular accidents each year. One of the more common ways that vehicle fires occur is when a car, truck, or SUV with a rear gas tank placement is struck from behind. This impact […]


Takata Airbag Recall Expanded Again Following January Death & NHTSA Fines

March 19, 2015

The issue affecting millions of Takata produced airbags has again been expanded. While the recall originally began as one that was limited to high humidity areas, NHTSA began its push to expand to cover the entire United States in November 2014. By the end of 2014, all of the automakers most affected by the Takata […]


Da Vinci Robotic System’s Aggressive Marketing and Incident Underreporting May be Concealing Surgical Dangers

March 12, 2015

According to the manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, the system has already been purchased by nearly 1,400 hospitals in the United States. The company touts that many facilities actually bought two or more surgical devices. While Intuitive Surgical presents the da Vinci system as an unparalleled commercial and medical success story, the […]


Increase Motor Carrier Financial responsibility Minimums to Protect Motorist Safety

March 11, 2015

Motorists driving to work, school, and to handle the daily errands expect to travel on roads and highways that are safe and free from unnecessary risks and hazards. For the vast majority of commuters and trips, this expectation can hold true. However even a single reckless driver or unsafe vehicle can significantly increase the likelihood […]


Takata Refuses to Cooperate with Federal Airbag Defect Investigation amid Calls for New Enforcement Powers

March 6, 2015

There are few people who have not yet heard about the massive recall affecting millions of Takata produced airbags. The defective Takata airbags are found in a broad array of vehicles produced by many major manufacturers. Left uncorrected, the inflator in the airbag can rupture potentially sending metal shrapnel into the face and neck of […]


Substandard Party Buses with Defective Doors Endanger the Health & Safety of Responsible Party-Goers

March 5, 2015

For many years limousines were the preferred mode of transportation to and from major events like high school proms, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, graduations, sweet 16 parties and many other special days. However in recent years – after the stretch limo and Hummer limo crazes – party buses have increasingly gained favor with the […]


Are Keyless Ignitions and Novel Vehicle Configurations Leading to More Carbon Monoxide Deaths?

March 3, 2015

Improved vehicle design is supposed to improve the safety, performance and convenience of operating or riding in a new car, truck or SUV. However, sometimes failures in considering the big picture or driver behavior can result in unintended consequences or situations where one aspect of the vehicle experience is improved, but the improvement comes at the […]


Vehicle Safety Systems Become Standard Due to Public Awareness and Manufacturer Accountability

February 26, 2015

Modern cars, trucks and SUVs contain a wealth of safety features and engineering considerations borne out of more than a century of producing vehicles. However, until the 1960s and 1970s vehicle safety did not receive the attention it deserved and many extremely preventable catastrophic injuries occurred. The reasons for this delayed focus on vehicle safety […]


What is the Role of a Medical Expert in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

February 24, 2015

Medical malpractice is a highly technical area where legal mistakes can sink an otherwise viable claim. In general, if you have been injured by an act or failure to act by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional you may have a claim for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims form a broad umbrella of potential […]


1 in 3 Consumers Fail to Heed Vehicle Recall Notices

February 16, 2015

In light of both the volume and frequency of car, truck and SUV recall notices issued by vehicle manufacturers in 2014, it’s almost no wonder that some consumers seem to be tuning out these important safety notices. In the early 2000s, and likely for the first time post-Unsafe at Any Speed, the Firestone tire defect […]

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