In a post last week, we discussed how air bags work. This safety device relies on a rather complex process that we too often take for granted - until something goes wrong. Air bags that deploy mere fractions of a second too late could result in serious injury or even death during a collision.
One of the biggest news stories of 2014 was the General Motors recall scandal. A congressional inquiry and independent investigation revealed that certain GM employees had known about defective ignition switches for more than a decade, but never made substantive efforts to report that knowledge or correct the problem.
We have previously written about the dangers of distracted driving, as well as the problem that too many drivers don't seem to understand just how dangerous it is. It is often said that experience is the best teacher. But for something like distracted driving, the lesson learned from experience could be fatal.
One of our posts last week focused on the fact that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Texting, cellphone conversations and other driving distractions are increasingly becoming a problem on roads in California and across the United States. This is, in part, because those who choose to engage in distracted driving vastly overestimate their ability to do so safely.
Distracted driving remains one of the most prevalent hazards on U.S. roads today. That includes here in California, which has some of the country's most comprehensive laws against cellphone use behind the wheel.
The record number of automotive recalls last year affected millions of Americans across the country, including here in California. While numerous companies issued recalls, the most prominent example of automotive defects last year was provided by General Motors. Revelations that GM knew about and covered up its deadly ignition-switch defect for more than a decade have caused many Americans to drop any GM brand loyalty they may have had.
You may remember Graco's massive recall last year of nearly 2 million car seats because of a potentially defective buckle that could make it difficult for a child to be removed from his or her seat in an emergency situation. If not, we discussed it in this post.
A new study suggests that while teen drivers understand the dangerous distraction that using a cellphone to talk or text while driving poses, they might need more reminders about other forms of distractions while driving.
Welcome back. This post will reveal the answers to the questions that were posed in our last post’s quiz on your personal injury law knowledge.
Personal injury refers to legal disputes that occur when one person suffers a harm from an accident or injury that someone else may be responsible for. In many personal injury cases, it is the person who was injured taking on the responsible party’s insurance company for a fair settlement.