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  • The Exploding Air Bag Problem

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-Nov-2014

    The media has been buzzing this year with terrifying stories of dangerous and defective auto parts recalls. More recently, airbag manufacturer Takata has come under the gun for manufacturing potentially defective airbags installed in eight million vehicles across the country. These airbags apparently can explode and kill drivers and passengers with their shrapnel. Quite a disturbing defect! All ...
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  • Could the Already Enormous Takata Airbag Recall Get Worse?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Nov-2014

    Another recent dangerous defect with automobiles has recently been exposed. I has now been discovered that approximate 8 million airbags manufactured by the company Takata — and available in dozens of vehicles spread across 10 automakers — may be afflicted with a very dangerous safety defect The defective airbags, when inflated, expel shards of shrapnel, which can pierce the bodies of ...
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  • New Research: Further Confirmation of Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 7-Nov-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Several years ago, the National Sleep Foundation sponsored a public awareness campaign about the effects of drowsy driving. As I blogged about the problem in 2011, drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. It actually handicaps drivers with slower reaction times, vision impairments, lapses in judgment and delays in processing ...
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  • Was Your Car Recalled and Repaired? How Can You Tell?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 5-Nov-2014

    Whether you’re renting an automobile or buying a car used, you want to know that your vehicle is safe and fit for your purposes. Unfortunately, many consumers have no idea that their cars’ parts have been previously recalled. This ignorance can lead to safety hazards and legal challenges, if you’re ever in an accident. For instance, let’s say you rent a car and get into a ...
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  • Sports-Related Concussions: What Progress Are We Making?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 3-Nov-2014

    As awareness about the lasting impact of concussions grows among athletic organizations, athletes, and their families, authorities wonder how sports teams can best prevent and treat these potentially devastating injuries. Earlier this year, the NFL cited statistics indicating that the number of concussions in the sport had decreased by 13 percent between 2012 and 2013. They attributed this ...
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  • Tracy Morgan Shocked By Walmart’s Accusations in Truck Injury Case: Is This How Fatigued Truck Drivers Should Defend Themselves?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 3-Nov-2014

    Comedian Tracy Morgan suffered massive injuries earlier this year when a Walmart-owned truck hit his limousine, fatally injuring a fellow comedian, 63-year-old James McNair. Months after the disaster, the 30 Rock star filed a lawsuit against the Bentonville, Arkansas retailer, claiming Walmart’s truck driver, Kevin Roper, hadn’t slept for 24 hours before the accident. The multi-billion ...
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  • What Do Consumers Need to Know About Recalls That Might Affect Them?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 3-Nov-2014

    Earlier this year, we spilled a lot of virtual ink addressing the GM recall debacle. As you may remember, the federal government scolded and fined the car company GM for manufacturing vehicles with defective ignition switches. This multi-billion dollar recall worried millions of consumers and consumed a lot of media oxygen. But what exactly IS a recall? More importantly, when do you personally ...
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