Hyundai Recall Certain 2017 Elantra’s for faulty brake assist.

While Hyundai Motor Company is known for and has been awarded 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway, one of its safety features is under recall.   Hyundai is recalling certain 2017 Elantra vehicles.  The affected vehicles may have a brake booster failure that can result in a loss of power brake assist.  […]



Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents hurt more than just your pride.

In 2015 there were 800 fatalities that resulted from slip, trip and fall accidents at work.  According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls (STF’s) account for the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as accidental cause of death.  In addition, 35% of all […]



NHTSA expands and accelerates the Takata Airbag Recall to another 35-40 million inflators

The decision comes after confirmation of the root cause behind the inflators’ tendency to rupture. Takata airbag ruptures are now tied to ten deaths and over 100 injuries in the US. Takata is required to make a series of safety defect decisions, under the Amended Consent Order issued to Takata this week that will support […]



BMW Recalls 2013-2015 C 600 Sport & C 650 GT Scooters

North America BMW has issued a recall through the NHTSA for certain 2013-2015 model year C 600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters. The 600 Sport models affected were manufactured from August 2, 2012 to March 31, 2014 and the C 650 GTs were produced July 30, 2012 to May 29, 2015.  National Highway Traffic […]



Car accident victim takes USPS and employee to court

A woman in New Orleans claiming she was severely injured in a car accident in May last year is suing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and one of its employees. According to the lawsuit filed on May 6 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Gabrielle Jerome says she sustained “severe physical injuries” on May 8, […]



Factors involved in determining negligence

Accidents that are caused by the negligence of others can leave victims and their families with significant financial burdens that will need to be dealt with during or soon after their recovery. Though accident victims may be able to recover compensation with a personal injury claim, it will first be necessary to demonstrate in court […]



Louisiana high school students learn dangers of irresponsible driving

Sophomore students of Vinton and Sulphur High School recently learned about the dangers and hazards of irresponsible driving through the “Sudden Impact” program. Teenagers were exposed to talks, exercised, and mock-procedures designed to shed light on the possible results of drunk or distracted driving. Louisiana State Trooper Brett McKee hoped that vehicular accidents can be […]



Prestone recalling 4.1 million products with faulty trigger spray

Illinois-based Prestone Products Corporation is recalling an estimated 4.1 million products in the U.S. due to faulty trigger sprays that can result in poisoning risks to children. The recall affects the “Windshield De-Icer” and “Ice & Frost Shield” products with atomizers that can easily be removed by children. The products, which contains chemicals like ethylene […]



Motorcyclist killed in Louisiana head-on accident

State authorities in Louisiana confirmed that a motorcyclist was killed in a recent three-vehicle accident, a September 22 article from KPLC 7 reported. Reports said that on September 21, the motorcyclist, identified as a 67-year-old New Mexico man, was on the southbound lane of Louisiana 378 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle that […]



How long will I have to file my personal injury claim?

In Louisiana, you will only have a single year to file a personal injury claim after you become aware of the injury. This last point is important; the statute of limitations, that single year window of opportunity, only takes effect once you become aware that you have sustained an injury at all. This distinction may […]



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