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  • 5 Common Child Safety Seat Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    Child car safety seats are a great and necessary way to protect young or small children from injuries caused by car accidents . Simply putting a child into a safety seat and expecting the best is not enough, however. Parents need to pay close attention to harnesses, seat size, child weight, and more to properly secure their little ones. Otherwise, the seat may afford them little to no protection ...
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  • Nissan Issues 2014 Rogue Recall for Fuel Pump Issue

    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it will be recalling approximately 47,000 2014 Rogue vehicles manufactured between July 25 th 2013 and June 7 th , 2014 due to an issue in the vehicles’ fuel pump. According to Nissan, the fuel pump defect can prevent the vehicles from starting and possibly cause the vehicles’ engines to fail while the cars are in motion, leading to collisions. The recalled vehicles ...
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  • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

    Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...
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  • April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Everyone knows that talking and texting on a cellphone while driving can greatly increase your chances of getting into a car accident , but what about using a hands-free or speech-to-text device preinstalled in your vehicle? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there is no data to support that using a hands-free device of any sort while driving is safer than picking up a smartphone and ...
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  • FAST Act to Increase Accountability of Auto Safety Officials

    One single word found within President Obama’s recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act has auto executives on edge. The new rule, which is expected to go into effect by the end of 2016, replaces the word “may” with “shall” into the process requiring senior officials responsible for auto safety to sign their name to information regarding all defects reported to the ...
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  • U.S. Auto Recalls Reach All-Time High in 2015

    Auto recalls in the United States reached an all-time high in 2015 for the second year in a row as auto manufactures and safety regulators cracked down more harshly on flaws in design and manufacturing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 51.2 million vehicles were recalled in 2015 in over 868 different recalls, narrowly beating out 2014’s numbers ...
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  • Carmakers Ignoring Deadly Seatback Failure Danger

    In some car crashes, seatbacks can collapse and cause severe injury , including paralysis and death. Sadly, car manufacturers have known about this danger for decades and have not corrected the problem. Even cars with 5-star safety ratings may not be safe for you or the children sitting behind you. Watch CBS This Morning’s investigative report on this hidden danger, which explains the danger to ...
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  • How to Keep Your Child Safe from Power Window Accidents

    Vehicles today come with a lot of bells and whistles. Some features keep you and your children safer – backup cameras, side airbags, collision detectors. However, one feature that still poses a risk to your children is the power window. Although convenient, most power windows do not include a safety feature that automatically reverses the window if an obstruction, such as a child’s hand or head is ...
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  • James Gilbert Discusses Record Setting Spinal Cord Injury Case Involving a Paralyzed Driver

    What looked like a routine rear-end injury car accident case, turned into one of our most memorable spinal cord injury cases when we discovered a hidden flaw in the vehicle during our inspection of it. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group talk about his recollections of this catastrophic injury case and the record setting verdict he recovered for his client. If you or ...
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  • James Gilbert on What to Do If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

    There are a number of things you need to do if you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident. Watch James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group explain what steps you should take after being injured in an accident. Our attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group seek justice for the victims of car accidents. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, call us today at (303) ...
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  • Vehicles Accidentally Set in Motion

    Every year hundreds of children are injured or killed by vehicles accidentally set in motion. Children, especially toddlers, left unattended can accidentally knock vehicles into gear and crash into nearby houses or cause accidents by rolling into traffic. About 80 percent of vehicles manufactured after 2006 have a brake transmission shift interlock system (BTSI) that requires the driver to engage ...
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  • Keep Your Child Safe from Frontovers Accidents

    We often hear about the dangers and tragedies of vehicles backing over children, but as a parent you should also be aware of the hazards associated with a car driving forward over a child. Similar to backover accidents, frontover accidents usually occur in driveways or parking lots when the driver is moving slowly and does not see the child in danger before it is too late. Tragically, a parent or ...
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  • Seatbelt Safety Tips for Pre-Teens

    From 1975 to 2012, the lives of 10,174 children were saved because of the use of seatbelts. Teaching good seatbelt habits starts at an early age. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, only 54% of high schoolers reported wearing seatbelts when they were a passenger in a car. To keep our kids safe whether they are in the car with a parent or a friend, we need to teach kids early about seatbelt safety. ...
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  • What If I am Partially at Fault for My Accident?

    Even if you are partially at fault for the injuries sustained in your accident, you still have options to recover from the other parties who share responsibility for the accident. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group explain what your options are. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Gilbert ...
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  • Preventing Backover Tragedies of Children from Vehicles

    Each year thousands of children suffer serious injuries or are killed because a driver backing up did not see them. Most accidents occur when backing out of the driveway at home or backing out of a parking space. Victims of backover accidents are usually around one year old, and over 60 percent of accidents involve a larger vehicle, such as a van or SUV, common family vehicles. Tips for keeping ...
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  • Dangers of Third Row Seats Collapsing

    Many of today’s sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossovers now include a third row of seats. Once common only in passenger vans, consumer demands have prompted automakers to start packing third row seats into SUVs. Unfortunately, these manufacturers aren’t making the other improvements necessary to accommodate these extra seats, and the results can be deadly. Seatback collapse is a potentially ...
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  • Denver Product Liability Law Blog

    Rollover accidents are among the most violent and costly types of car accidents on the road. Only three percent of car crashes involve a rollover, but rollovers are responsible for roughly a third of auto accident fatalities. SUVs are particularly prone to this type of crash, and it’s often due to oversight on the part of the manufacturer. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are often more prone to ...
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  • National Safety Month: Commercial Trucking

    The commercial trucking industry would like you to believe that trucking accidents are rare and you and your family are safe sharing the highways and local streets with these large commercial vehicles. However, trucking accidents are responsible for 5,000 deaths and an average of 168,000 accidents each year. Although the trucking industry is highly regulated, when trucking companies fail to ...
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  • National Safety Month: Tire Failure

    National Safety Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the risks we face out on the roadways and the precautions we can all take to keep our travels safer. Defective tires are responsible for many severe injuries and fatalities each year. Faulty tires can cause accidents because of: Separating tread Collapsing sidewalls Failing tire beads Exploding tires Often these tire failures can be ...
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  • An Accident Lawyer with a Car Background

    When you've been injured in an accident, you need a lawyer on your side to get the justice you deserve. But not just any lawyer will do. Watch James L. Gilbert explain his background with cars and how it can benefit you in your car accident case. At The Gilbert Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to seeking justice for the victims of car accidents. If you or your loved one has been seriously ...
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  • Tire Failure Warning Signs

    Your car’s tires have a profound effect on how your vehicle operates. If your tires are not performing according to basic safety standards because they are defective or faulty in any capacity, your safety is being unnecessarily compromised. If you are in an accident as a result of damaged or defective tires, you may need an experienced tire failure attorney to represent your rights. Because of the ...
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  • Who is liable in a truck accident?

    Truck accidents differ greatly from car accidents in regard to liability of the parties involved. In a car accident, you are normally just dealing with the other driver and their insurance company for settlement of your case. In a truck accident, you may be able to hold several parties liable for your injuries, including: The driver of the truck The owner of the truck or trailer The person leasing ...
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  • Distracted Driving Causing Nearly 60% of Teen Accidents

    April is distracted driving awareness month. At The Gilbert Law Group, we want to raise awareness about distracted driving issues to help save lives out on the roadways. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently found that in nearly 60% of teen accidents distracted driving was a contributing factor. Although teens aren’t the only drivers out there affected by distracted driving ...
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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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  • 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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