Dr. Mannering’s study of accidents in Washington State from 1992 to 1997, a period during which air bags and antilock brakes became prevalent, showed that counter to what would seem logical, there was no major reduction in accidents even with the spread of two seemingly effective safety features. “It just shows how hard it is […]

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The government on Wednesday signed an agreement with China that will improve information sharing on auto safety following last summer’s recall of thousands of defective Chinese-made tires. The “memorandum of understanding” signed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and China’s National Reform and Development Commission will “strengthen cooperation and communication” on several motor vehicle […]

According to physicians, an artificial hip component known as the Durom cup has been failing in hip replacement patients at a high rate. The manufacturer of the device, Zimmer Holdings, is the nation’s largest producer of orthopedic devices. Read More About Hip replacements my be related to recalled socket components…

The parents of Salvatore Culosi, who was shot to death last year by a Fairfax County tactical officer, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the county, the police chief and the officer, alleging that police exercised gross negligence by using deadly force to arrest a suspected sports gambler. “Nearly 14 months and still no justice […]

This 2007 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of car crash fatalities related to drivers impaird by alcohol during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Download PDF

WASHINGTON — The insurance industry made record profits in 2006, and a new report out Monday said it’s at customers’ expense. Some consumer groups said companies are paying out lower claims and charging higher premiums than in the last 50 years. For more details, follow the link below. Read More About Insurance Industry Posts Record […]

Residents of the Gulf Coast region have had their coverage claims almost uniformly denied by their insurance companies, despite the fact that Big Insurance had a year of record-breaking profits. This serves as a reminder that when you are dealing with an insurance company, having legal representation is crucial. To read the whole story, follow […]

There are a variety of causes for motor vehicle accidents in the United States, and topping the list are distracted drivers and driving while intoxicated. Youth, inexperience, excessive speed, and fatigue also contribute to accidents. Many of these accidents are preventable, and there are steps you can take to keep you and your family safe. […]

Fifteen-year-old Arielle Serrano still needs help to recover. Arielle was hit by a car in March as she crossed Dale Mabry Highway, by Plant High School. Her fractured bones – pelvic and lower right leg – have mended. But progress in healing her brain injuries has been slow. Doctors have described her as being in […]


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