Takata wants to use same propeller linked to fatal defect

Despite everything that has been revealed about the defectiveness of their airbags, Takata will continue to use the same propellant to power their airbags. According to the New York Times, the Takata executive Kevin Kennedy told lawmakers that ammonium nitrate can be used safely when it is “properly manufactured and designed.” Since the early 2000s, […]



Two automakers broaden recall to vehicles equipped with Takata airbags

Japanese automaker giants Nissan and Toyota expanded their recall on May 13 to vehicles that may have defective Takata airbags, 13WMAZ reported. Reports said five million of the vehicles affected in the recall were made by Toyota and 1.5 million vehicles were made by Nissan. The faulty Takata airbags have already been linked to six deadly accidents. According […]



Can I represent my own personal injury claim?

Though you can represent yourself as you pursue your accident claim, there is a good chance that you will be at a distinct disadvantage if you choose to do so.  Aside from the fact that the defending party will likely have very capable legal representation, you will need to navigate the finer points of the […]



Baby killed in Ascension Parish left turn accident

A 5-month-old male infant was killed recently in an Ascension Parish car accident, KPLC 7 reported on May 6. Reports coming from authorities revealed that the two-vehicle accident happened on U.S. 61, near Louisiana Highway 73. Sergeant Jared Sandifer identified the fatality as Emanuel Lange, Jr. Sgt. Sandifer stated that Emanuel was an occupant of a vehicle […]



Statutes of limitation for personal injury claims

Accident victims typically have only a single year to file a personal injury claim before they will become ineligible to do so, although this may vary depending on the specific offense. This period of time—otherwise known as a statute of limitation—begins the moment you learn that you have been harmed, or at least from the […]



Trek recalls 998K bikes for defective lever

At least 998,000 bicycles in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled due to a faulty front quick-release lever that may cause the bike to crash, an article by Tech Times stated on April 22. Reports said Trek Bicycle Corporation issued the recall after receiving three injury complaints, including one victim who was permanently paralyzed. The recall affects Trek […]



Takata airbag blamed in Florida driver’s injuries

A Honda vehicle owner who sustained injuries last month in a car accident claimed the injuries were caused by metal shards released from inflating Takata airbags, a Reuters article stated on April 10. Medical documents from a hospital revealed that the owner of a 2003 Honda Civic vehicle sustained neck injuries last March due to foreign objects apparently […]



Can I file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault?

Even if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, you may still be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover the damages you sustained. As a state that utilizes the pure comparative fault rule, plaintiffs may recover damages even if they are found to be 99% at fault for the accident. […]



Two-time DWI offender arrested again

A man is facing a driving a vehicle while intoxicated (DWI) charge after he was found passed out in a parking lot in the Lake Charles area, KPLC 7 reported on April 8. The incident reportedly happened at about 2:30 a.m. on April 3 when authorities discovered an occupied vehicle in the parking lot with […]



Bill proposes unique solution to state’s drinking and driving problem

Proposed House Bill 132 would make it mandatory for those drinking to have a designated driver, according to The Daily Reveille. Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be required to verify that the individuals who are drinking have a designated driver with a valid Louisiana driver’s license. Statistics from 2013 reveal that over one-third […]



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