Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle crashes, can cause serious and life-altering injuries.

What Should I Do If My Car Is Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

Since the Takata airbag recall was first announced, it has been repeatedly expanded as more and more vehicles are revealed to contain the dangerous airbags. With the list of vehicles involved in the recall continuously expanding, many vehicle owners may be unaware that their car or truck has been included in the Takata airbag recall. How Can Vehicle Owners Find Out If Their Car or Truck Is Part of the Takata Airbag Recall? When vehicles are recalled, the automakers involved are supposed to alert owners of the models included in the recall. This can include sending vehicle owners notification letters, contacting them through email or calling them on the phone. In some extreme cases, automakers have even shown up at car owners homes to alert them and repair the issue. Vehicle owners can also enter their car or truck’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into an online tool on the National…
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Is Apple Responsible for FaceTime Distracted Driving Crashes?

It was Christmas eve as a family of four pulled up to a line of cars caught by a traffic jam. The father of that family slowed their car, but the vehicle directly behind them didn’t. A 20-year-old driver slammed his vehicle into this family’s car causing major injuries and one devastating loss. Now the family is trying to find justice for that loss, but they are looking beyond the driver who crashed into them for justice. Could Apple Be Responsible for FaceTime Distracted Driving Crashes? This entire family suffered serious injuries, but the 5-year-old daughter’s injuries were the gravest. She was unable to overcome her wounds and passed after the accident. Once on the scene, police questioned the 20-year-old as to what caused this incident. That’s when he admitted to driving while distracted. He was using his iPhone to video chat with someone while he was driving, and police…
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Could Your Ford Explorer Be Poisoning You?

What if we told you that the number one midsized SUV in the U.S. could be making you sick? It’s a case of toxic exposure, and one of the country’s largest automakers might be trying to sweep the problem under the rug. This month Colson Hicks Eidson is exploring toxic tort issues, so are you ready for the next case we want to discuss with you? Are Ford Explorers Poisoning Their Owners? A police officer in Newport Beach was on the job when something happened that would change his life forever. He lost consciousness behind the wheel of his Ford Explorer patrol vehicle, and the next thing he knew, he was waking up in the hospital with multiple injuries. To this day, he still doesn’t remember crashing his patrol car, but he does remember having a headache and feeling nauseated right before passing out. Doctors didn’t know what had happened,…
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How the Takata Airbag Recall Could Have Been Prevented

The Takata airbag recall has resulted in vehicle occupants suffering catastrophic injuries and death. However, could it have been completely avoided? A recent article in Fortune makes the case for how the Takata airbag recall could have been prevented. What Could Takata Have Done to Avoid Making Dangerous Airbags? We have blogged about the Takata recall on multiple occasions. During our coverage, it has become clear that negligence on the part of Takata and several automakers is to blame for the Takata airbag recall. There are injury victims whose lives will never be the same and families who lost loved ones. Therefore, the fact that all that pain and suffering is due to an auto parts manufacturer and auto companies knowingly installing dangerous airbags into cars and trucks is unacceptable. However, that appears to be the case, and according to Fortune, here are a couple of the preventable reasons the…
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Should You Catch Pokémon While Driving?

Have you heard of Pokémon Go? It’s a new game that allows you to hunt Pokémon in real life. The game uses your cellphone’s GPS to help you hunt and catch virtual monsters, and it’s become a national obsession. Everywhere you turn there are Pokémon enthusiasts walking around, staring at their phones and trying to catch ‘em all. However, this new form of entertainment has a dark side. Should You Catch Pokémon While Driving? It was 10:44 pm on a Tuesday night when a crash startled the residents of Auburn, New York. Neighbors called the Auburn Police Department who arrived to find a car that had crashed into a tree. The 28-year-old driver of the car told police that he had swerved while hunting Pokémon and slammed into the tree. Luckily for this driver, he suffered no major injuries, but police don’t want this type of crash to happen again….
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How Can 9/11 Help Fight Distracted Driving?

Where were you on September 11, 2001? It’s a question that most of America can answer without a second thought. That’s because 9/11 marks the day that the United States and the world were changed forever by terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. However, these attacks of fear—meant to tear us apart—only pulled us together in bonds of friendship and caring. Now, 15 years later, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) wants you to remember those bonds and use them for good. The Spirit of 9/11 Can Help Fight Distracted Driving After 9/11, the AAJ started the Trial Lawyers Care initiative, which offered free legal help to the survivors of these terror attacks. Over 1,100 lawyers donated over 100 years’ worth of time—in the form of legal services—to help those survivors, and now 15 years later, the AAJ wants to continue helping. The organization is urging…
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