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Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • Ford to Pay $17.35M to NHTSA in Delayed Recall Involving 423,000 Ford Escape SUVs and Unintended Acceleration

    Ford Motor Co. has consented to pay $17.35 million to settle the National Highway Traffic Administration’s complaint that the automaker waited too long to recall 423,000 Ford Escape SUVs that may have been at risk of unintended acceleration. The recall happened last year but not until after the regulator had started a preliminary probe. The safety issue involved a problem that could compel the ...
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  • Lawsuits Expected in Recent Southwest Airlines, Asiana Plane Crashes

    At the Gilbert Law Group, our aviation accident lawyers represent victims and the families of those involved in commercial airline crashes and small plane accidents. We are familiar with the devastating injuries and losses that can result when an aircraft crash lands, and we are here to help those that were harmed recoup compensation from any negligent parties. Two recent aviation crashes that ...
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  • Woman's Fatal Texas Roller Coaster Accident Could Be Grounds Products Liability and Wrongful Death Damages

    A tragic amusement park accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old mother could be grounds for a product defects case seeking damages for her wrongful death. Rozy Esparza was killed on Friday when she was thrown from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas. The ride is 14 stories high. According to the medical examiner’s office, Esparza was thrown from her cart when she was ...
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  • Ford Recalls 12,579 Autos Because of Faulty Child Locks

    Ford Motor announced that it is recalling 12,569 2013 model Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Ford Explorer vehicles because the child locks on the back doors might fail. The automaker says that shutting and opening the doors enough times might cause the mechanism to go from locked to unlocked with no warning. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this could cause “personal ...
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  • Chrysler to Recall Dodge Grand Caravans and Town and Country Minivans Over Airbag Software Problem, Other Autos Over Faulty Micro-Controllers

    To repair an airbag software issue, automaker Chrysler is voluntarily recalling certain Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles—at least 224,000 minivans, likely more, including a number of Ram Tradesman cargo vans. All vehicles are from the 2013 model year and they were made between 5/10/12 and 6/7/13. The safety issue involves a software problem that could cause an airbag located on the ...
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