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NHTSA: Majority of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags unrepaired

In the U.S. alone, 46.2 million defective air bag inflators manufactured by Takata have been recalled for a potentially deadly fault. The inflators can explode with excessive force, breaking the airbag housing and causing pieces of metal and plastic to shoot like shrapnel throughout the cabin of the vehicle. The defect has been tied to at least 180 injuries and 16 fatalities worldwide.

Personal injury liens and subrogation interests

Securing compensation for your personal injury claim is vital to your recovery and future well-being.  Liens and subrogation interests represent a complicated aspect of personal injury claims that often affect the amount of the settlement or judgement recovered.  Your personal injury claim requires an attentive and diligent approach to determine whether there are any liens attached to your claim and how it could affect your recovery.

Study: Fatal car-pedestrian accidents up by 11 percent since 2015

"We prioritize the mobility and speed of motor vehicles over safety," says a senior researcher at the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center in Chapel Hill.

Traumatic brain injuries related to car accidents

 Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can present the greatest challenges of any personal injuries.  The consequences of traumatic brain injuries are significant and demand a focused approach for the best possible outcome. 

Could $500 make your car a whole lot safer?

If you drive a somewhat older car -- over, say five years old -- you're probably missing out on some very important safety improvements that have been put into place recently. The great news is, you can probably put together a pretty good package for your car aftermarket -- for about $500.

Heads up and hands free texting: Is it safe?

What exactly causes texting and driving to be so dangerous? Is it that the driver has to look away from the road? Maybe not. Many teenagers boast that they can text without even looking at their phones. Is it that it takes the driver's hands from the wheel? So do many other things that don't seem to cause major distraction, from scratching an itch to changing the radio station.

You can stand up for your right to compensation after a crash

You never thought it would happen to you, but it has. You were driving down the road when a drunk driver veered into your path. You never even saw him coming, it all happened so quickly. Now, you're injured and facing thousands in medical bills. You're not alone.

Making an insurance claim? Here's some tips

If you need to make a car insurance claim after an accident, there are a few things you should do. First, know that if you've just been in an accident, the first thing to do is to get medical help. You can wait to contact your insurance provider until after you receive proper medical treatment.

Driving without enough sleep can cause a higher risk of accidents

Drowsy driving is a recently coined term used commonly to describe those who drive when they might be too tired to do so. This includes people who have been driving for many hours without a break, those who didn't get enough sleep or even those on medications that make them tired. When you're tired, you don't react the way you should to stimuli, and that can lead to an accident that results in injuries and litigation.

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