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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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  • 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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  • Travel Safe on Spring Break

    It's time for spring break and that first great vacation of the year. For most college students this means road trip. When you head off to the beach or the mountains or wherever your fun-filled destination may be, remember these safety tips to keep you and your friends safe while traveling. For long road trips make sure to take turns behind the wheel. This will keep every driver rested and alert ...
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  • Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injuries

    Each year in the United States, firefighters are called to almost 2,400 structural fires that were caused by gasoline. More than 100 people die and 313 people are injured from these gasoline related fires. To protect your family from serious burn injury, remember these gasoline safety tips: Keep gasoline away from the reach of children. Do not allow children to handle gasoline or play around or ...
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  • Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injuries

    Each year over 400 children below the age of 10 die from burn injuries and other severe injuries caused by fires in the home. Overall, almost 85 percent of fire-related deaths happen in the home. Taking small steps to prevent home fires and being prepared for a fire when it happens can keep your family safer from these tragedies. Remember these tips: Never leave cooking unattended and always ...
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  • Electrical Burn Prevention

    Each year electrical burns cause nearly 1,000 deaths in the United States, and electrical fires affect over 25,000 homes around the country. Knowing the potential dangers in your home can save you and your children from being a victim of an electrical burn injury. Follow these safety tips to prevent electrical burns to your family: Use covers on all electrical outlets. Do not leave electrical ...
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  • The Importance of Burn Safety Awareness

    This month on our blog at The Gilbert Law Group we are featuring tips and stories about burn awareness in recognition of burn awareness month. Being more aware of potential burn hazards and knowing what to do when you or your family member suffers a burn injury can help you minimize the risk of burns and react immediately when they happen. The importance of burn safety awareness in your home is ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 year ...
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  • How to Keep Toys Safe at Home

    Now that children have unwrapped all of their holiday gifts and are happily playing with new toys, it's time to consider the steps you can take to make sure play time remains fun and doesn't end with an unexpected trip to the emergency room. One of the keys to keeping your children safe is to always supervise their play. It can be tempting to take some extended quiet time for yourself while they ...
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  • 12 Days of Hidden Dangers in Toys

    As the holiday shopping season is reaching its peak, we are continuing our twelve day video series about the hidden dangers in toys. It's important for you to know the facts when selecting toys. This year saw record numbers of emergency room visits for children injured by toys, and in the last decade 3.2 million children were treated in ERs across the United States for toy-related injuries. Follow ...
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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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  • Choosing Safe Toys on Black Friday

    Finding the best deal this time of year is often the top priority for shopping, but safety shouldn't take second place. More than 250,000 children are injured each year because of toys. Help your child to stay safe at play with these tips for buying safe toys: Look for flame resistant or flame retardant fabrics. Make sure stuffed toys are washable. Choose nontoxic art materials. Select toys that ...
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  • Safe Toys for Infants and Toddlers

    Picking out toys for your new baby or toddler is one of the fun parts of being a parent. It can also be stress inducing if you see how many toy recalls happen in a year. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your child gets to play safely while you worry less. Check for choking hazards. Toys and all their parts should be at least 1 1/4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches long to be large ...
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  • Halloween Costume Safety

    As Halloween quickly approaches, your children are undoubtedly excited about picking out their costumes for school parties and trick or treating. However, choosing the right costume involves more than just the best cute or scary idea. You should always consider safety. In recent years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 16 children have been injured and one has been killed ...
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  • Vehicles with Takata airbags recalled "with urgency"

    Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dramatically increased the number of recalled vehicles to 7.78 million for faulty Takata airbags that pose an immediate threat to passengers. NHTSA has been conducting on ongoing investigation of Takata airbags, which were first recalled by automakers in 2008. NHTSA did not give a reason for its alarming statements today, but ...
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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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