Why Defective Tires Are Dangerous

Prior to the introduction of tire pressure monitoring systems, flat tires and blowouts caused an estimated 414 deaths, 10,275 non-fatal injuries, and 78,392 transportation accidents each year in the United States, according to a 2003 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In an effort to reduce the number of tire-related Read More

Products Liability in the Automotive Industry

As consumers, we expect the products we buy to undergo rigorous testing, to be constructed with quality materials, and to be designed with the utmost safety in mind. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. All too often, products enter the marketplace with design and manufacturing defects that pose serious risks to consumers. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Over 40 People to Hospital

Residents of a Northwest DC addiction rehabilitation clinic suffered injuries after a carbon monoxide leak in the building’s basement late last month. Rescue workers transported over 43 people from the Second Genesis house to the hospital. Three of the victims suffered serious injuries, according to washingtonpost.com. Several people inside the building began getting sick, prompting...

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NTSB Discovers Tugboat Driver was Using Cell Phone before Deadly Crash

In July 2010, a tugboat collided with a tugboat filled with tourists on the Delaware River near Philadelphia. The collision sank the tugboat into the 55-foot deep water, killing two tourists and injuring 26 more. In a public hearing held last month in Washington, D.C., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed that...

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