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A decade later, defective airbags finally getting attention

This week, we have been discussing automobile defects that can be deadly if automakers don’t act fast enough to issue recalls. We specifically discussed Congress’ response to General Motors’ deadly ignition switch defect, which led to the recall of millions of vehicles but only after at least 12 people lost their lives.

Congress' response to GM's deadly ignition switch defect (2 of 2)

Welcome back. In our last post we began discussing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act, a bill that has been introduced by members of the House of Representatives in response to General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect, which is believed to have caused at least 12 deaths.

Congress' response to GM's deadly ignition switch defect (1 of 2)

In the months following General Motors' recall of millions of automobiles because of a faulty ignition switch that was threatening the lives of drivers, officials have been taking steps to try to prevent something similar from happening again.

$73M punitive damage award upheld against Hyundai

In personal injury lawsuits involving car accidents, plaintiffs who can prove that they were injured because of the negligent actions of the defendant are entitled to damages. The damages include compensation for the losses that were suffered in the accidents, such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Is defect responsible for tragic Roseville rollover accident?

Because motor vehicles are such an everyday part of our lives, many of us don’t appreciate the sheer size, weight and power they possess. It isn’t until we are involved in an accident that we realize how dangerous motor vehicles can be. This is especially true when motor vehicles don’t work how we expect them to.

We help California families hold drunk drivers responsible

In the state of California, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Even so, there are many people who continue to drive impaired on the state's roads and highways, putting the public at risk. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time before these people cause an accident.

Holding negligent manufacturers accountable for auto defects

In our last post, we discussed one of many lawsuits that have been filed against General Motors in the wake of the auto manufacturer's recall of millions of potentially dangerous vehicles in California and the rest of the United States.

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