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  • Gilbert Law Group & Arvada Fire Talk Driving Safety with Students

    Giving back to our communities is a cornerstone of what we do here at The Gilbert Law Group®, P.C. After all, while we want to be the legal advocates our clients can rely on after they have been hurt by a negligent driver , we would much rather prefer that no one get into an accident in the first place. After teaming up with the Arvada Fire Protection District, we joined them at Ralston Valley ...
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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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  • Winter Weather Driving Safety

    It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season. Check and replace windshield wipers. Blowing snow and splashing slush from other vehicles can have you driving blind without good windshield wipers. Check that yours are in ...
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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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  • 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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  • Is Your Vehicle Involved in the Takata Airbag Recall?

    In 2014, a massive vehicle recall was initiated to repair defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. This recall included approximately 17 million vehicles from 10 different auto manufacturers. A flaw in these airbags may cause them to deploy improperly during a car accident, resulting in an explosion of metal fragments that can lead to the serious injury or death of drivers and passengers. ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Staying Safe on the Roads on New Year's Eve

    It's that time of year to celebrate with friends and family. For many of us ringing in the new year is a celebration of the year coming to an end with new beginnings and resolutions. Unfortunately, it's also a big night for car accidents. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we hope one of your resolutions is to make it home safely this New Year's Eve. Plan ahead! It's the only way to ensure that as the ...
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  • Defective Tires Causing Car Accidents

    Defective tires are a larger cause of accidents on our roadways than many people realize. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), each year defective tires lead to: 11,000 accidents 6,361 injuries 195 deaths Tire blowouts come unexpectedly in most cases and cause the driver loss of control of the vehicle, often leading to rollover crashes. Flaws in the system for recalls ...
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  • New GM Trucks May Need New Keys to Prevent Ignition Shutoff

    GM investigators determined that the shift lever in some of GM’s newest trucks can bump the ignition key and cause the engine to shut off. GM said the issue is not a safety defect because the driver’s foot is on the brake while shifting gears. Instead of issuing a recall, GM has advised dealers to replace keys for customers who complain about the problem. Affected vehicles include: 2014-15 ...
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  • Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

    This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Parents of teen drivers are naturally always concerned about teens driving safely and avoiding auto accidents, but this week is a good reminder to talk to your teen about staying safe behind the wheel with these tips in mind: Always wear a seatbelt. Seatbelts saved over 75,000 lives between 2004-2008, and in a study conducted by the National Highway ...
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  • The Harm of Defective Airbags

    Airbags provide critical protection in the event of an auto accident and have saved countless lives since their introduction. But when airbags fail to deploy as they should, the consequences can be disastrous. If a car manufacturer’s negligence has resulted in your pain and suffering, the airbag safety defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® are here to help you. Airbags first became widely ...
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  • Seat Belt Failure Causes Serious Injuries

    Almost every state and territory of the United States has enacted either a primary or secondary seatbelt law. Such laws have saved countless lives and prevented innumerable injuries, but they’re only as good as the seat belts they mandate. Unfortunately, some auto manufacturers place profits ahead of safety and deliver vehicles with faulty seat belts. Think of vehicle crashes as consisting of two ...
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  • Ford, Honda, and General Motors Recall Autos Over Safety Issues

    It’s only January and already some of the largest automakers are involved in auto recalls over safety issues. Obviously it’s good when recalls are announced in the sense that auto defects have been identified and they will be remedied, replaced, or repaired. That said, it is never a positive when a vehicle enters the market with problems that could cause injury or death. Right now, General Motors ...
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