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Fatal Florida Crash Involving Tesla Vehicle Shows Battery Reignited Twice After Crash

By Jeff Brown |

According to a report released by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on June 26th, after being involved in a fatal crash in Florida, whereby the car crashed into a wall in Fort Lauderdale, killing two teens and injuring a third, the car battery of a Tesla reignited twice after being fully extinguished…. Read More »

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More Deaths Emerge In Driverless Cars

By Jeff Brown |

Driverless cars appear to, once again, be in trouble: Just days after an Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving car killed a pedestrian in the state of Arizona, Tesla Inc. confirmed that its “Model X” driver died in a gruesome crash in California in late March after relying on Autopilot. The utility vehicle reportedly collided with… Read More »

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Another Recall for Takata: Inflators with Calcium Sulfate

By Jeff Brown |

It seems that the Takata airbag disaster is never quite over: On July 11th, Takata added an additional 2.7 million airbags to the nation’s largest auto industry recall in history after a new hazard was detected. Reportedly, a subset of its airbag inflators that rely on calcium sulfate can also rupture while deploying, sending… Read More »

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Supreme Court Opens Door To Additional Injury Claims against General Motors

By Jeff Brown |

The headaches (and lawsuits) aren’t yet over for General Motors (GM), as the company still faces many personal injury and wrongful death claims as a result of fallout over its faulty ignition switches. The defect plagued its cars (and customers) for almost a decade, leading to massive recalls and over 100 deaths. Most of… Read More »

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Kia and Hyundai Engine Failure Increasing Risk of Auto Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

In early April, Kia and Hyundai announced that they were recalling close to 1.5 million cars in countries like the U.S. due to engine issues which caused the vehicles to stall, thereby increasing the risk of auto accidents. The recall covers models such as the 2013-2014 Sonata midsize cars, 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport… Read More »

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Traffic Deaths Show Startling Spike Second Year in a Row

By Jeff Brown |

The traffic accident statistics for 2016 were just released, and they are dismal: According to the report, 40,200 people died in auto accidents in 2016 alone, making 2016 the first year—since 2007—to see more than 40,000 people die in auto accidents, and making the recent two-year increase (14 percent) the largest in more than… Read More »

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A New Crisis in Distracted Driving & Auto Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

After being on the decline over the last forty years, in 2015, highway fatalities due to auto accidents were recorded at their largest annual percentage increase in over 50 years. And the numbers for 2016—thus far—are even worse: fatalities jumped more than 10 percent in the first six months alone. What’s causing this crisis… Read More »

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Used Cars Slipping Past Recalls, Leading To Deaths on the Road

By Jeff Brown |

On October 26th, the New York Times featured an article on how used cars are falling through the cracks when it comes to recall safeguards, placing many drivers in danger each year. Although consumers may believe that the Takata airbag disaster is over and done with, in fact, it claimed another life recently. Cars… Read More »

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The Dangers of Faulty & Underinflated Tires

By Jeff Brown |

According to recently-released statistics, every year, 40,000 Americans die in auto accidents and only nine percent of the cars out there on the road have properly inflated tires. In fact, under inflated tires are significantly contributing to dangerous accidents. Because many of these accidents involve teens or inexperienced drivers, a campaign launched by state… Read More »

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Driverless Cars: Is America Ready, Or Will This Be A Personal Injury Nightmare?

By Jeff Brown |

By now, most everyone has heard that driverless, automated cars have made their way onto our roads; specifically, most have heard about the numerous accidents in which several of them have been involved, some of them serious crashes that have resulted in fatalities. Our agencies and states appear to be moving forward, paving the… Read More »

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Pokemon Go Is Causing Injuries

By Jeff Brown |

Over the summer, the explosive hit game Pokemon Go was introduced as a mobile app. Millions of people downloaded the app, which became more popular than many social media giants in the first few weeks. The game is loved by both young children who are just being introduced to the Pokemon franchise, as well… Read More »

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Why Timing Is Important In A Truck Accident Case

By Jeff Brown |

If you are injured in a car accident, the law in Florida allows you up to four years to file a claim for personal injury to recover for your medical bills and other related losses. While it is always advisable to discuss your rights with an attorney well before the four year time limit,… Read More »

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Hit And Run Crashes Increased In 2015

By Jeff Brown |

Auto accidents have the potential to cause serious personal injuries, however, the prognosis of victims can often be improved if emergency personnel are called to the scene in a timely manner and emergency trauma care is administered to badly injured individuals. When a driver decides to leave the scene of an accident, they can… Read More »

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NTSB: Regulate Synthetic Drugs To Prevent Truck Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

Truck accidents can be extremely dangerous and caused injury to approximately 95,000 people and resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2013 alone. A large number of commercial truck accidents happen due to a negligent act or omission on the past of the truck driver. Following such a collision, a truck driver… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

By Jeff Brown |

Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point on a daily basis. Even if you only walk from your parking space to a store or your workplace, you are still walking in the vicinity of motor vehicles and traffic and are at risk of serious collisions and injuries. Fortunately, a personal injury attorney in… Read More »

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Seven People Injured in Accident Just Outside of Boca Raton

By Jeff Brown |

Car accidents involving multiple vehicles are inherently more complicated than those that only involve one or two cars, trucks, or motorcycles. According to a report published in the Palm Beach Post, seven people were injured in a four-car accident that occurred west of Boca Raton. The accident occurred just before 5:15 on West Palmetto… Read More »

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Boca Raton Car Accident Cases can Require Significant Investigation

By Jeff Brown |

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reports that there were 198,032 people injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2012. Fortunately for victims, Florida tort law entitles people who are injured by the negligence of others to recover financial compensation for their losses. While liability is apparent in many car accident… Read More »

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Flatbed Trucks can cause Devastating Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

At about 11:30 p.m. on May 28, 2015, 29-year-old Jonathan Astaphan was driving his Mitsubishi and 17-year-old Liza Angulo was driving her BMW along I-75 in Broward County when they both tragically died in a horrific accident involving a flatbed truck. The truck was carrying large sections of a concrete barrier on its trailer… Read More »

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Manufacturer Takata Admits to Defective Airbags in Millions of Vehicles

By Jeff Brown |

For months, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been investigating the possibility that manufacturer Takata had produced and sold defective airbags in many different types of vehicles. Reports indicated that, upon deployment, numerous airbags made by the company had ruptured and exploded. Such an explosion caused metal pieces to fly out with… Read More »

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Rollover Accident Near Boca Raton Leaves Victims with Serious Injuries

By Jeff Brown |

Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle’s tires lose contact with the ground and the vehicle rolls over onto its side or even onto its roof. Because of the significant forces that are often involved in rollover accidents, they often leave victims with serious injuries. An example of how dangerous a rollover accident can be… Read More »

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