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Blog Posts in April, 2016

  • May 2016 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    All drivers on the roads of America need to remember that sharing the road safely is a constant responsibility, especially when much smaller vehicles, such as a motorcycle, are nearby. In an effort to bring attention to the dangers motorcyclists face each and every time they start up their ride, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared that May 2016 is Motorcycle ...
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  • Fox 31 Investigates Seatback Failures, Turns to Attorney Gilbert

    Fox 31 in Denver has recently conducted an investigation into the true and widespread dangers of seatback failures in rear-end collisions. According to their team – named the Fox31 Denver Problem Solvers – they studied 100 car accident cases in which a child lost their life due to a collapsing front seatback. They also discovered that the Center for Auto Safety has nearly 900 child fatalities on ...
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  • Will Driverless Cars Be the Future or a Failure?

    Tesla has essentially promised that driverless cars will be available to most consumers within the next five to ten years. It is a pretty thrilling idea, a world of science fiction come to life thanks to innovative thinkers and engineers. But is it really going to be a reality soon? More importantly, should it be? With everyone so excited about how driverless vehicles can be the future, not too ...
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  • Jim Gilbert Teaches at AAJ Seminar

    Jim Gilbert recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for a legal seminar hosted by the American Association for Justice . “The Fearless Cross-Examiner Seminar: Win the Witness, Win the Case” was the headline for the event, and it featured Patrick A. Malone, a trial attorney with a nationwide reputation for success in the courtroom. Jim was on hand at the AAJ headquarters to serve as one of the ...
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  • GM Seatbelt Defect Requires Recall of One Million Pickup Trucks

    General Motors (GM) is in the news once again for defects in their vehicles. A statement from the company is soon expected to announce that one million pickup trucks will require a mandatory recall due to seatbelt defects . When the driver sits down, it can add stress to a flexible steel cable within the seatbelt systems; after an unknown amount of time, this cable can snap and potentially render ...
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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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