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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Super Bowl Sunday: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting a campaign to keep us all safer on the roads this Super Bowl Sunday. “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving on this day when most of America is at a party to watch the game of the season. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days of the year for drunk ...
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  • Booster Seat Ratings Explained

    If you're a first-time parent, when your child is big enough for a booster seat, it can be confusing to choose the right one. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has a rating system for booster seats that can help you ensure your child is well protected after he or she has outgrown a car seat. The IIHS uses four categories to rate booster seats: BEST BETs. This rating is given to ...
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  • Honda Fined $70 Million for Missing Safety Data

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined Honda $70 million after the company admitted to violating the TREAD act. The TREAD act is a law from 2000 that requires auto manufacturers to submit quarterly reports about car accidents, deaths, injuries, warranty claims and other problems associated with their vehicles. Honda also admitted that it had failed to report 1729 deaths ...
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  • National Safety Month: Common Injuries from Unexpected Places

    The National Safety Council, along with thousands of organizations nationwide, observes June as a month in which to raise awareness about staying safe and preventing accidents in all aspects of our lives. As part of National Safety Month, the National Safety Council released some compelling figures that put our common fears into perspective when compared with the everyday things that can harm us. ...
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  • What's the Safest Vehicle for Your Teen Driver?

    When your teen reaches driving age, it can seem like the scariest time in your life. Suddenly your child is licensed to be behind the wheel of a car all alone on the roadway. As a parent, one of your priorities is to ensure that your teen is driving a safe vehicle. Whether your teen is driving their own car or sharing one with the family, remember these tips to keep him or her safer in the ...
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  • How to Shop for a Safe Used Vehicle

    Buying a used vehicle can save you a lot of money. Not only is a used car less expensive than a new car, but taxes and insurance are also lower. When you buy a used car though, you want to make sure you are not trading safety for your budget. Remember these tips to make sure you are getting a safe vehicle: Check for recalls on any vehicle you are interested in. Look for electronic stability ...
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  • Can You Trust CarMax?

    CarMax promises consumers high quality, safe used cars without the hassle of haggling over pricing. CarMax is the largest retailer of used cars in the United States, and it advertises that all cars must pass a "rigorous 125+ point inspection" in order to be sold as "CarMax Quality Certified" cars. The company also claims on its website that "The CarMax Certified Quality Inspection means that your ...
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  • A Colorado Business Litigation Lawyer's Recommendations: How To Spot A Ponzi Scheme

    Perhaps inspired by the “successful” financial scams of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff, Denver area business man Shawn Merriman recently bilked investors over a three state area of more than $20 million dollars by promising unusually high returns on his victims’ “investments”. It turns out that the only investments Merriman was making on behalf of his victims were in his own lavish lifestyle. ...
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  • Treadmill Accident: Mike Tysons Daughter Dies After Her Neck Gets Caught in Exercise Machine Cord

    A tragic treadmill accident this week claimed the life of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus On Monday, her 7-year-old brother found her with the cord that hangs from a treadmill console wrapped around her neck. Following the strangulation accident, Exodus’s mother tried to revive her with CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive at their home. The ...
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  • Preventing Crib Entrapment, Suffocation, and Fall Accidents: CPSC Chief Vows to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

    The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is vowing to ban the sale and manufacture of drop-side cribs. The promise comes in the wake of at least 32 child deaths linked to drop-side cribs over the past 10 years. While the CPSC has recalled over 7 million drop-side cribs following reports ofinjuries to children and wrongful deaths, crib manufacturers and sellers have failed to get rid of ...
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  • 15-Passenger Van Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler and R J Tire Company Over Womans Wrongful Death

    The family of Jennifer Leanne Walton is suing Chrysler and R & J Tire Company for her wrongful death. Walton, 20, died on October 3, 2010 in a 15-passenger van rollover accident in Georgia. A the time, the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance church van was transporting 19 people to a revival. Police say that a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which struck a median ...
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  • Man Sent to Prison Over Toyota Sudden Acceleration Deaths is Set Free

    Two years into serving his eight-year sentence for the 2006 motor vehicle deaths of three people, 32-year-old Koua Fong Lee is now a free man. Lee was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2007 because his 1996 Toyota Camry had accelerated suddenly and uncontrollably, causing the fatal crash. While Lee has always maintained that he was stepping on the brakes at the time, prosecutors had argued ...
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  • Did an automotive defect cause your car accident?

    As drivers we often assume that car accidents are caused by bad weather or driver error. But the truth is that car accidents can be caused by automotive defects. At The Gilbert Law Group, our automotive defect injury lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of these accidents seek the justice they deserve. Common defects that cause automobile accident injuries include: Faulty airbags Seatback ...
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  • Did You Know Headlights Keep You Safe?

    Many of us flip our headlights on as it gets dark and don't think much more about them. They illuminate the roadway so that we can see our way home. But they also serve a very important purpose during inclement weather: they allow other drivers to see you and avoid auto accidents. As winter weather sets in, it's important to remember to turn your headlights on even during daylight hours. When the ...
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  • Winter Weather Driving Tips

    As the cold sets in the and rain and snow start to blow, it's important to take steps to stay safe out there on the roadways. Remember this tips to keep yourself and your passengers safer this winter driving season: Take it slow. In good weather, following the speed limit isn't a problem, but the minute the roads become wet or icy, driving too quickly can send your car into a spin as your wheels ...
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