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May 2016 Archives

Recalled product is still claiming lives

Why is it that the very things that are intended to keep you safe in this world, seem so often to be the things capable of the greatest harm? Perhaps the harmful product was once believed to be a quality one and time proved that it was actually a threat. Or maybe the product was rushed to market without proper testing in order to secure the coveted spot of primary manufacturer and its flaws were always suspected. Regardless of which circumstance brought a defective automobile product to be installed in millions of cars, the automobile industry is likely ruing the day it decided to do business with Takata airbags.

Deadly bus crash leaves 8 dead in South Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a crash that killed eight passengers on a rain-slicked highway in Texas last week. The cause of the crash was not clear, but the bus driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, leading to its rolling over north of Laredo Saturday.

Who is liable when an auto part causes injury?

Many of us are involved in automobile accidents every year. While many of those accidents involve driver error, most of us don't consider that the cause of the crash could be the vehicle itself. A large number of vehicle recalls happen each year. An auto product recall occurs when a manufacturer determines that there is a safety problem with a defective product, or it is discovered that the vehicle, or vehicle component, does not comply with safety standards. However, to assume that every faulty vehicle is recalled would be incorrect. A vehicle is typically only recalled after several instances have been reported, and there is substantial evidence that a particular part is the reason for the instances.

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