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Chrysler Recalls 300,000 Jeeps For Transmission And Airbag Trouble

By Emily Mapp BrannonVirginia (VA) Injury Attorney

Chrysler has just announced that it will be recalling more than 300,00 vehicles from the Jeep brand after several problems with the gear shifting system were uncovered. The recall was announced by the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration and said that the issue revolved around an electrical failure in the car that could lead to unintentional shifts into neutral.

The problem with the cars shifting into neutral is that the vehicles could roll away if parked on an incline and also present a risk of accidents if the shift happened while the vehicle was in motion. The NHTSA says the recall will affect Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVS that were built between 2005 and 2010 as well as Jeep Commander SUVS built between 2006 and 2010. These two models make up more than 295,000 of the 301,000 vehicles included in the recall

Another 5,500 Jeep Wranglers built between 2008 and 2012 will be recalled for a different reason relating to airbags. Chrysler says that a problem with the airbag assembly systems could lead to broken airbag circuit boards. The problem is that if the malfunction occurs and the vehicles are involved in a crash, then the driver-side front airbag may not deploy.

Though it’s always good to see a company take the step of warning consumers about possible dangers associate with its products, the recall by Chrysler raises some serious questions about why the improperly assembled vehicles were allowed to be sold in the first place.

The problem Jeep is facing with its airbag is not a new one. As we wrote about recently, airbag troubles are frequent causes for automotive recalls. The issue is not whether airbags save lives, a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in one year airbags typically save upwards of 2,700 lives. The problem, in the case of many of these recalls, just like with Jeep, is making sure the airbags will inflate when they’re supposed to and that they do not inflate when they aren’t.

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article. 

For those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, there are likely many questions that need to be answered. Our firm has a library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products which can help provide some much needed background information on what is a very complicated subject.

Here’s a video where one of our attorneys, Emily Mapp Brannon, discusses strategies for recovering the most money possible after a Virginia personal injury:

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Dangers Of Magnetic Toys Raised By Recent Recall

By Kevin DuffanVirginia (VA) Injury Attorney

After Toys “R” Us recently announced the recall of a magnetic toy line, the CPSC took the occasion to remind parents about the dangers swallowing such high-powered magnets can pose to young children. To learn more, read the full story here…

CPSC Warns About Dangers Of Magnetic Children’s Toys

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Nissan Recalls Thousands Of Vehicles Due To Brake Defect

By Kevin DuffanVirginia (VA) Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Nissan says it is recalling 2013 Nissan Pathfinders and Infiniti JX SUVs after problems with the braking system were uncovered. The issue is a defective brake part that can fail under certain circumstances and make it hard to stop the car.

The NHTSA released a statement on the recall, saying it would affect some 20,000 vehicles. The cars that are in the recall were all made in late 2012 and early 2013 at the Smyrna, TN Nissan plant.

Nissan has said that the issue is with the front brake torque member, which was improperly cast. That error has resulted in structural weakness that can lead to premature failure. When failure occurs, the brake caliper can move around and touch the inside of the road wheel which reduces the ability of the driver to properly stop the car, thus greatly increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan said it launched the initial investigation into the matter after a report was brought to its attention in March that the issue had resulted in a brake failure and accident.

Nissan will notify owners of the vehicles if they need to bring their vehicles in for an inspection and possible part replacement. If you have any specific questions, you can contact Nissan directly at 1-800-647-7261.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Though it’s always good to see a company take the step of warning consumers about possible dangers associated with its products, the recall by Nissan raises some serious questions about why the improperly assembled vehicles were allowed to be sold in the first place.

Attorneys with my Virginia (VA) personal injury law firm have helped victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages from companies whose negligence or disregard for consumer safety led to injuries. In one case, my firm represented a man who was injured as a result of a defect in a custom ski boat he had recently purchased. We were able to secure a settlement for the man to help compensate him for not only his medical expenses, but for the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the manufacturer’s negligent design.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article. 

Have Questions? Check out our FAQs 

For those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, there are likely many questions that need to be answered. Our firm has a library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products which can help provide some much needed background information on what is a very complicated subject.

Here’s a video of our attorney, Kevin Duffan, discussing what to do after suffering an injury:

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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3.4 Million Vehicles Recalled Due To Worries Over Airbag Shrapnel

By Randy AppletonVirginia (VA) Injury Attorney

What Happened:

A major recall was announced earlier this week that affects more than 3.4 million older model vehicles across a variety of brands. The recalls impact six carmakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan. The vehicles are being recalled after reports surfaced that defective airbags can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment of the vehicle, potentially injuring occupants of the car.

The recall impacts cars sold mainly by Japanese carmakers, though a small number of vehicles made by BMW and GM are also included. The airbags all contained parts from the same parts supplier, Japanese firm Takata Corporation. The automakers will be checking for airbags that have faulty inflator mechanisms that do not properly route compressed gas into the airbags. Instead of inflating the airbag, the faulty devices use gas to spray the interior compartment of the vehicle with plastic and metal parts. Takata announced the major recall after six reported incidents of airbags improperly deploying were brought to light.

The recall comes as unwelcome news for all the automakers, but especially Toyota which has been working to overcome a reputation for defects that began after the sudden acceleration problems surfaced several years ago. Since October of 2012, Toyota has issued four major recalls, each involving more than a million vehicles.

The latest recall involves a total of 1.7 million Toyota vehicles worldwide, including nearly 600,000 in North America. The models include the Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC 430 sports car, all made between 2001 and 2003. Honda has 1.1 million affected vehicles, including 680,000 in North America. Models include the Civic, CR-V and Odyssey minivan. Nissan is recalling 265,000 vehicles in the U.S., including the Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra as well as several Infiniti models. Mazda, GM and BMW also announced recalls, though in much smaller numbers.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

As we wrote about last month, airbag troubles are frequent causes for automotive recalls. The issue is not whether airbags save lives, a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in one year airbags typically save upwards of 2,700 lives. The problem, in the case of many of these recalls, and in the recent Takata trouble, is making sure the airbags will inflate when they’re supposed to and that they do not inflate when they aren’t.

Attorneys with our Virginia (VA) personal injury law firm have helped several victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages from companies whose negligence or disregard for consumer safety led to injuries. Contact us if this or any other recalled product has jeopardized your safety.

Potentially Helpful Info: 

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article.

Have Questions? Check out our FAQs 

For those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, there are likely many questions that need to be answered. Our firm has a library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products which can help provide some much needed background information on what is a very complicated subject.

Here’s a video with a client expressing his thanks over Randy Appleton’s assistance with his case:

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Bugaboo Issues Another Recall For Defective Strollers

By Kevin Duffan, Virginia (VA) Personal Injury Lawyer

Bugaboo has issued its second recall in less than three months for a fall hazard in one of their strollers. To find out if your child is at risk, follow the link to” Bugaboo Issues Another Recall For Defective Strollers”.

About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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GM Recalls 34,000 Cars After Discovering That Software Problem Can Lead To Transmission Glitch

By Jim LewisVA Injury Attorney

What Happened:

GM has announced a recall of more than 34,000 Buicks and Cadillacs sold across the United States and Canada. The issue, according to General Motors, is a problem that was discovered with the vehicles’ automatic transmissions.

The recall deals with Buick LaCrosse full size vehicles and the Cadillac SRX crossover SUV. The recall only concerns 2013 model vehicles. The Buicks that are included in the recall were manufactured between April 25, 2012 and March 6, 2013, while the Cadillacs were made between May 29, 2012 and February 18, 2013.

The issue is caused by a software problem in the vehicles’ computers that can cause the transmissions to randomly shift into sport mode. This shit has been found to override any slowing effect from the transmission and can thus increase the risk of an accident by taking control away from the driver.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Though it’s always good to see a company like General Motors take the step of warning consumers about possible dangers associated with its products, the new Cadillac and Buick recall raises some serious questions about why the improperly assembled vehicles were sold in the first place. This is especially the case given the other recent news of a major GM recall due to braking trouble in a variety of midsize sedans.

Attorneys with my Virginia (VA) personal injury law firm have helped victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages from companies whose negligence or disregard for consumer safety led to injuries. In one case, my firm represented a man who was injured as a result of a defect in a custom ski boat he had recently purchased. We were able to secure a settlement for the man to help compensate him for not only his medical expenses, but for the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the manufacturer’s negligent design.

Potentially Helpful Information:

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article written by the experienced Virginia product safety attorneys at my firm.

Have Questions? Check out our FAQs 

Those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product likely have many questions and concerns. If you’re wondering about what to do after sustaining an injury, curious about the requirements for successful product liability claims or worried about how a manufacturer might defend against such a suit, check out my firm’s library of  answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products.

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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FDA Announced ProtiDiet Chocolate Dream Bar Recall

By Mark Favaloro, Virginia (VA) Personal Injury Lawyer

The FDA has issued a recall for a popular dietary protein bar due to a possible salmonella contamination. To read the full story and find out if you are at risk follow the link to “FDA Announced ProtiDiet Chocolate Dream Bar Recall”.

About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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