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Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a pair of orders aimed at protecting the public from defective air bag components manufactured by Takata that were installed in roughly 19 million vehicles currently on the road. The agency’s orders represent the largest civil penalty it has ever imposed, as well as

James R. Hausman had been enjoying a leisurely cruise on board the M/S/ Amsterdam, owned by Holland America Lines (HAL), in November 2011 when his trip suddenly took a turn for the worse after he was rammed by an automatic sliding glass door, injuring him. He sued the cruise line for his injuries and his

Safely Breaking Up a Dog Fight

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by

Lindsey Vonn is a celebrated alpine ski racer who recently found herself in the hospital after experiencing a serious dog bite. This occurred on November 7th after the 31 year-old attempted to separate her dogs after they got a little too worked up while playing. The bite on Vonn’s right hand was so severe that

In the final two weeks of October 2015, three major automobile makers recalled more than 8 million vehicles between the three of them. Despite three different automakers being involved, the millions of cars all had one thing in common: they all have product defects that put them at an increased risk of starting a fire.

Image Source: Yauhen_D / Shutterstock.com It is estimated that distracted driving plays a role in about 80 percent of the car accidents that occur today. That is why more drivers today are opting to use infotainment systems. In fact, many of the new cars are already fitted with infotainment systems that allow people to use voice

Jonathan Reser from Wichita has recently stated that he and his family are lucky to be alive after his e-cigarette exploded. Reser’s fiancé encouraged him to stop smoking cigarettes, and he believed that e-cigarettes would be a great alternative. Instead, Reser ended up with a burned hand. Reser says that he read the manufacturer’s instructions

Even though doctors have historically been deemed to be some of the most intelligent society members, they are still human and they still make mistakes. There are an estimated 98,000 deaths that stem from the 1.6 million medical malpractice claims made annually. Medical malpractice is not limited to claims that arise out of mistakes made

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first concern you should have is getting yourself to safety. Get away from the animal and make sure it cannot bite you again. Once safe, determine how severe the bite is. Do you need medical attention? If you are unsure, err on the side of caution and

Owners of property need to be responsible with certain aspects of their building and land in order to ensure that everyone who sets foot on the property is as safe as possible. However, accidents happen and the chances of these accidents occurring can be increased by negligent landlords. If you or one of your visitors

Does OSHA Protect Teen Workers?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 by

If you’re a worker in the United States, you have a right to work in a safe environment. Even if you work in an industry that has a reputation for being dangerous, you don’t have to work in an environment that makes the job even more hazardous than it already is. This is true no