Category: Vehicle Accidents

June 16, 2014 / Vehicle Accidents

Should Your Tires Be Retired?

Your car or truck wouldn’t be of much use to you if it didn’t have tires, would it? And yet we often don’t give tires much thought, so long as they don’t go flat. Even then, we’ve got that trusty spare that has been riding around in the trunk for years and doesn’t have any mileage on it at all. So, no problem, right? Wrong. See Also: Tire Troubles & Accident Litigation For the most part, drivers measure the road-worthiness of their tires by the amount of tread left on them. And that is one credible factor to consider. With the normal amount of driving, the tires’ tread wears out before the rubber itself deteriorates. But tires can deteriorate with age, just like people, even if they haven’t seen hard use and still hav[...]


April 18, 2014 / Vehicle Accidents

GM Ignored Red Flags

In February, GM recalled about 780,000 of its 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles. That was just a portion of the larger recall of more than 2.6 million vehicles that may have faulty ignition switches, allowing the ignition to easily be moved out of the “run” position and into the “auxiliary” position and causing loss of power, steering, braking, airbags and lighting. GM says it has linked 32 crashes and 13 deaths to the faulty ignition switches, but a new study commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety indicates the death toll could exceed 300. Some folks from Indiana have been in recent news about the ignition switch problem. One of the many lawsuits that have been lodged against GM by those who were injured in accidents allegedl[...]


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