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One child killed in Houston ATV rollover accident

A 5-year-old boy was killed and three other children suffered injuries after the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) they were riding on rolled over northeast of Houston, the San Antonio Express-News reported on June 12. Information coming from the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the ATV rollover accident happened in the afternoon of June 11. The all-terrain vehicle was occupied…
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How can I tell if my vehicle has been recalled?

The most accurate way to figure out whether your vehicle was built with any defective parts that have become subject to recall, you can simply enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the U.S. Department of Transportation's dedicated website.  While this system will indicate any incomplete safety recalls for your vehicle over the last 15 years,…
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Wrongful death suit filed after rollover caused by burst tire

A man in Oregon filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Continental Tire after his pregnant wife died in a rollover accident in 2013, according to The Washington Times on June 2. According to the claim, the tire of a Ford Expedition containing eight people suddenly deflated during operation, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.…
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House questions Takata’s continued use of ammonium nitrate

When members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee asked Kevin Kennedy, the Takata executive vice president, about Takata’s continued use of ammonium nitrate in its airbags, the New York Times reported that Kennedy stated the propellant is safe when it is “properly manufactured and designed.” Kennedy's statement refers to one of the alterations Takata…
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General Motors recalls vehicles with faulty seatbelts and seat frames

Auto manufacturer giant General Motors Co. (GM) is recalling thousands of vehicles that may either have seatbelt or seat frame issues, The Detroit News stated on May 12. Reports revealed that some 469,000 later models of Chevrolet Malibus, many of which are in the U.S., have seatbelts that may lose their utility over time due to a…
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Can I pursue my claim on my own?

Though there is nothing to prevent you from representing yourself as you pursue compensation for your pain and suffering after a rollover accident caused by a defective vehicle, it is possible you will be at a considerable disadvantage.  Since the party you are pursuing your claim against will likely have very capable legal representation, you will…
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One killed and two injured in Texas rollover

One person was killed and two others suffered injuries after a pickup truck rollover accident on I-35 North, KGNS reported on May 6. According to the Department of Public Safety, a vehicle apparently rolled over near mile marker 37. A vehicle passenger, identified as Roger Moreno, 45, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Two other occupants of the vehicle,…
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Atlanta off-ramp prone to rollover accidents

As drivers make their way from southbound Interstate 285 and onto eastbound Interstate 20 in Atlanta, they likely feel a strong pull during the quick transition from 70 to 35 mph as they make their way around the 180-degree off-ramp. Aside from the slightly giddy sensation that the experience may produce in some drivers, they would be wise…
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What evidence should I collect to make my claim?

Every piece of evidence that you will be able to produce that corroborates your claim will be likely to play a critical role in your case. With that in mind, you should collect any and all records associated with your accident, including: a copy of the police report, copies of any testimony transcripts that are…
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One injured in rollover accident south of Waco

At least one person was hospitalized after a man's vehicle was involved in a rollover accident just south of Waco, Texas, News Channel 25 reported on Monday, April 27. Information provided by police revealed that the accident happened on Interstate 35 near exit 319. The male driver whose name was withheld was heading southbound on…
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