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Recent Posts in Back Seat Accidents Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • Vermont Collapsed Seat Back Case Renders $43.2M Auto Products Liability Verdict

    Our auto defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® are proud and honored to announce that a jury in Burlington, Vermont awarded a $43.2 million collapsed seatback verdict to our client Dzmelia Heco against Johnsons Control Inc. on June 30, 2013. This is a record verdict. The previous record was $8 million. Johnsons Control manufactured the faulty seat that failed, causing our client’s catastrophic ...
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  • $24.7M California Auto Products Liability Judgment Awarded in Seatback Collapse that Left Woman a Paraplegic

    A jury has awarded a woman $24.7 million for the California seat back collapse lawsuit she filed against seat manufacturer Johnsons Controls. Jaklin Romine became a paraplegic following the 2006 rear-end car crash. Romine, who is paralyzed from the chest down, says she will use the money to pay for full-time care, a vehicle she can drive on her own, and school. The catastrophic auto accident ...
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  • US DOT Fights Backover Accidents with Proposed Rear View Visibility Rule

    In an attempt to protect pedestrians—especially kids and the elderly—from backover accidents, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a new safety regulation to get rid of the blind zones that exist behind motor vehicles. Congress mandated the proposed rule under the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007. Gulbranesen, ...
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