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Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Spare Tire Blowout in Trunk Prompt Nissan to Recall Over 123,000 Altimas

    Automaker Nissan is recalling over 123,000 Altima sedans (2013 models) over concerns that somespare tires may blow out while in the trunk. Per documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an air pump’s inflation gauge was faulty and was either underinflating or overinflating the tires. As a result, some of the tires have blown out when the temperature has gotten too ...
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  • NHTSA Survey Reports that More Kids Are Using Car Seats and Boosters That Are Appropriate for Their Ages

    According to the NHTSA, its new survey shows that more parents are keeping their kids in child safety seats that are appropriate for their size and age group rather than moving them into seat belts too soon. This is obviously good news, considering that car crashes are still the number one cause of child deaths. In 2011 alone, there were 939 child car accident fatalities. Over 12,200 kids were ...
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  • NHTSA Issues Another 15-Passenger Van Warning to Prevent Rollover Crashes

    With the summer holiday season fast approaching and people more likely to travel or go on excursions in groups, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is once again cautioning people to perform the necessary safety measures to decrease the chances of a rollover accident happening. Many 15-passenger van crash lawyers believe that one reason such a warning is necessary is that even when ...
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  • Jury Orders Nissan to Pay $4.2M Roof Defect Verdict

    Nearly seven years after he was left with permanent disabilities in a car accident, Larry Clanton was awarded a $4.2 million roof defect verdict against Nissan by a New Jersey jury. His roof of his car caved in, failing to protect him, when a 73-pound runaway tire that had fallen off a pickup truck bounced onto the car roof. When the roof above him pushed inward, Clanton’s head was struck, pushing ...
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  • Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit Filed in Washington Can Proceed

    Despite efforts by Intuitive Surgical’s legal team to stop a Washington products liability case that is seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by the Da Vinci surgical robot, a judge has decided that the wrongful death case can proceed. Per the Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuit, the victim underwent surgery prostate removal surgery with a Vinci surgical robot in 2008. The operating physician, ...
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