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Blog Posts in 2017

  • The Gilbert Law Group, P.C.® Helps the Dolls for Daughters Program, Packz 4 Kidz

    Our firm is proud to announce our involvement with the Dolls for Daughters charity event, Packz 4 Kidz, a program that collects school supplies for children in need. Created by Jessica Bachus in 2007, Dolls for Daughters is a nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado. The organization’s primary objective is to provide gifts and basic necessities to the children of low-income families in the ...
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  • Ford Recalls Cars Due to Potential Engine Fires

    Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 230,000 vehicles in North America due to a risk of engine fires. The following vehicles are included in the recall, and all have 1.6-liter GTDI engines: 2014 Escape 2014-2015 Fiesta ST 2013-2014 Ford Fusion 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect According to Ford, company officials indicated that under-hood fires may occur as a result of a lack of coolant ...
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  • U.S. Auto Recalls at an All-Time High for 2016

    Here at the Gilbert Law Group, we care deeply about the safety of drivers and passengers across the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimated that drivers drove more than 3.2 trillion miles in 2016. Since 2011, the yearly miles driven in the U.S. has increased steadily. Unfortunately, the number of vehicle recalls ...
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  • Recalled Uber & Lyft Cars Put Passengers at Risk

    Vehicle recalls are important in preserving vehicle safety, but oftentimes, they go unheeded. In fact, only about 25% of drivers with cars that need recall work actually get the work done, meaning three quarters of recalled vehicles are still out on the road! The thought of sharing the road with unsafe vehicles can be frightening, but what happens when you willingly ride in these vehicles? ...
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  • Nissan Recalls Altima Models

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall of Nissan Altima 2015, 2016 and 2017 models because use of the rear seat window buttons can cause the car doors to unlatch and open. This can happen while the vehicle is in motion, which can pose a serious threat to passengers. The recall impacts more than 315,000 vehicles within these ...
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  • Audi Recalls Vehicles for Fire and Airbag Rupture Risks

    Two separate issues found in Audi vehicles have sparked recalls which affect a total of 576,921 vehicles sold in the United States. The first issue concerns six Audi models and involves a coolant pump defect which poses a fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports were received in 2015 and 2016 of instances of overheating and smoldering the in the ...
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  • Jim Gilbert to Speak at Inner Circle of Advocates Meeting

    Jim Gilbert , founder of The Gilbert Law Group® , and Inner Circle member has been invited to present at the 2017 Inner Circle of Advocates Mid-Winter Meeting. His presentation will be on the “Three Ideas That Can Change the Outcome of Your Trial.” Mr. Gilbert is a veteran litigator who can shed light on how to effectively litigate injury claims. Jim will join a large panel of experienced legal ...
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  • Toyota Recalls Nearly 80,000 Pickups Due to Breaking Bumper Steps

    Toyota has announced plans to recall about 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks sold in the United States, Canada, and Central America due to a defect that can cause the steps in the vehicles’ rear bumpers to break. The recall affects 2016 and 2017 model year Tundra trucks which were manufactured with steps and reinforcement brackets in the bumpers made of resin. According to Toyota, if the trucks are ...
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  • Watch Out for Safety Defects in Certified Used Cars

    In today’s difficult economy, buying a used car has become more popular than ever, with many buyers opting for certified used cars for the reassurance and confidence in their purchases. The lure of buying a certified used car is simple. Cars that are advertised as “certified” usually come with additional warranties, are fully inspected by the dealer, and usually have all their defects repaired ...
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  • Honda Recalls 634,000 Odysseys for Second-Row Seat Defects

    Honda Motors has announced a recall of its Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States due to the discovery of a faulty seat latch in the second-row seats. The affected minivans have a lever that allows the second row to slide forward, making room for passengers to move between the second and third rows. This lever is reported to have issues with not locking in place, which can increase the risk ...
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