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Category Archives: Car Accident

General Motors Pays out Billions for Faulty Ignition Cases

By Mike Walker Law |

On September 5th, General Motors announced that it had settled the last two “bellwether” cases that were linked to the faulty ignition switch which caused close to 125 deaths and almost 300 injuries. These particular settlements stemmed from various cases filed in different states but consolidated in federal court, all of which were filed… Read More »

Another Airbag-Related Death, Different Manufacturer

By Mike Walker Law |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now opened a formal investigation into airbags made by ARC Automotive after one of its bags caused a driver’s death last month, potentially adding millions of cars to the already-existing Takata airbag recall. The airbag inflators produced by ARC are what investigators call “hybrids”; they use both… Read More »

Exploding Sunroofs—A Hidden Danger Injuring and Killing Many Americans Each Year

By Mike Walker Law |

Recent reportings of exploding sunroofs and cracking windshields—particularly when it is extremely warm outside—have placed many consumers in a panic. According to the experts, while stress cracks can occur, they are often due to a poorly constructed windshield, or negligent auto repairs and/or installation. And while hundreds of sunroofs spontaneously break each year, a… Read More »

Death in Florida Sparks Concerns over Tesla Autopilot Cars

By Mike Walker Law |

On July 10th, the New York Times featured a story indicating that the second federal agency has launched an investigation concerning the fatal Florida crash that involved a Tesla vehicle operating in autopilot mode. The Tesla car failed to stop when a tractor-trailer truck turned right in front of it. As a result, the… Read More »

Florida Facing Too Many Wrong Way Crashes Each Year

By Mike Walker Law |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were close to 1,500 wrong way car accidents in Florida last year, resulting in almost 1,500 injuries and 100 fatalities. In fact, it has become such a concern in the sunshine state that the Department now must reach out to drivers and… Read More »

Cars with Killer Airbags Still on the Road

By Mike Walker Law |

According to a new report released by the Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee, at least four automakers (Toyota, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler) are still selling brand new cars that contain the defective Takata airbags which were recalled around the world after being linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 100… Read More »

Advocates Speak Out In Favor Of Changing “Car Accident” To “Car Crash”

By Mike Walker Law |

The New York Times published an article on May 22nd highlighting the recent movement by advocates to draw attention to the human error aspects of car crashes, particularly in recent years; noting just how “accidental” these crashes may not be. They point out that almost all crashes at this point stem from human behaviors… Read More »

Nissan Recalls Vehicles Due To Dangerous Passenger Side Airbag Defects

By Mike Walker Law |

Nissan recently announced that it is recalling approximately 3.5 million vehicles, most-all in the United States, due to the front-passenger airbags potentially being defective during crashes. Specifically, regulators have been putting forth efforts to get the company to fix widespread issues with the occupant sensing system for years. The system at issue detects whether… Read More »

New Study Reveals Similarity Between Rugby & Car Accident Injuries

By Mike Walker Law |

A study released in the recent issue of the British Medical Journal Case Reports journal—along with a letter signed by many doctors, health experts, and academics—indicates that teenage rugby players are suffering from severe injuries that typically coincide with serious car accidents. These somewhat rare injuries include, for example, acetabular fractures, which are typically… Read More »

Recent Dangerous Incidents in Florida Leave Many Wondering: Who’s Responsible for the Injuries?

By Mike Walker Law |

Several events that took place in Florida on or around Martin Luther King Jr. day have officials and citizens wondering who should be held responsible for the various injuries and other damage done because of the negligent (and even intentionally reckless) actions involved. Bikers Flood Streets on MLK Jr. Day On January 18th, hundreds… Read More »

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