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Japanese carmakers broaden Takata airbag recall

Three Japanese automakers recently decided to expand their recall to vehicles worldwide that are equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbags, BBC News reported on June 25. Reports said Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi have decided to include all the vehicles in their recall after recalling vehicles in North America. The broadened recall of the three companies…
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Semi-truck rolls over after blowout in Indiana

As reported by WISH-TV Channel 8, the westbound lanes of US 40 were temporarily shut down after a semi-truck rolled over near County Road 850 in Putnam County, Indiana. The truck was being used to haul nearly 20,000 pounds of gravel. Just prior to the accident, the Indiana State Police indicated they believe the truck…
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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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