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Defective Tires May Endanger Your Family’s Lives

When you set out on a fall weekend trip or are taking your kids to their first day of school, you are likely to be concerned with everything from whether the kids have packed their lunch to your estimated time of arrival. Speaking plainly, you have at least a thousand different tasks and considerations running…

14-Year-Old Girl Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury at Youth Soccer Game

Many parents would prefer their child to play a sport like soccer due to the perception, accurate or not, that it is safer. While traumatic brain injuries are typically considered to be more common in sports like football, hockey, and lacrosse a TBI can occur during any activity – athletic or otherwise. When playing a…

2 Serious Accidents at Michigan Carnivals last Weekend: Can it happen to you?

Fairs and carnivals are classic activities for a hot August weekend with friends and family. Perhaps part the appeal is that it seems a fair has something for everyone:  rides and animals for the kids and teens while adults may be entertained by the many vendors and food stands. In short, carnivals have developed a…

The Most Dangerous (And Safest) Cities for Motorcyclists

Many motorcyclists undoubtedly enjoy riding through the wide open spaces afforded by the country roads or the freeways and highways throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the rest of the United States. When cruising down the open road, you can more or less, expect to be able to able to embrace a carefree spirit. However, we…

Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Poised to Revolutionize Highway Safety?

On August 20th, 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is accepting comments for a proposed motor vehicle standard that would require new vehicles to have vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications compatibility. New passenger cars, light trucks, pickups, and SUVs would all be affected by this new regulation and would likely be…

Your Personal Injury Lawsuit can be stopped in its tracks by a Liability Waiver

Prior to signing up for participation in a recreational activity like bungee jumping, zip lining or skydiving the vendor is likely to require you to sign a waiver of liability or an exculpatory agreement. Likewise if your child would like to participate in youth sports like football, soccer, or cross-country you are also likely to…

The Impacts of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Product Liability Settlements

The New York Times and major media outlets have covered General Motor’s defective ignition switch problem in extensive detail. One of the more explosive charges leveled against GM in the press and Congress has been GM’s handling of the defect and failure to report it to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). As already…

Are High School Sports putting Children at Increased Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Children are our most precious resource and we should therefore guard the health and safety of the next generation carefully. As the 2014 – 2015 school year approaches, many high school athletics programs have already begun their practices and many youth sports teams are sure to follow. However, each year parents, coaches, athletic directors, and…

Chrysler retools Safety Oversight; 3rd GM Recall for Trucks that catch Fire

In a move that perhaps reveals the extent of pressure from lawmakers and the public to do more on car and truck safety Chrysler Corp moved to establish a Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance department. This reorganization of their safety efforts is apparently an attempt to improve internal communication. It is likely in response to…

Seeking Medical Attention (and then Legal Help) following a Serious Injury is Essential

Visiting a doctor immediately after a traumatic brain injury, serious burn, broken bones, or other catastrophic injury isn’t just a common-sense step to protect your own health, it can also protect any legal claims you may have. However, over the 34 years that I have practiced, I have unfortunately seen too many well-intentioned, but misinformed,…

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