What Are the Most Common Reasons for Motor Vehicle Recalls?

Published on Mar 29, 2022 at 7:08 pm in Product Liability.

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If you follow the news regularly, then you’re bound to come upon a news story in which an auto manufacturer or government regulators are recalling yet another vehicle. There’s no singular reason why these recalls happen either.

We’ll delve into specifics regarding these recalls, including how common they are, what you should make of them, and the most common reasons they occur below. We’ll also highlight some of the more significant recalls that have taken place over the years.

Does Car Size Impact Crash Survivability?

Published on Mar 25, 2022 at 1:11 pm in Car Accidents.

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Years ago, it was commonplace for individuals to purchase sports utility vehicles or large pickup trucks with large passenger cab compartments to get around. It didn’t seem to matter if just one person was going to be driving around the vehicle all the time or if they were planning to use it to transport the entire family. All that seemed important to most consumers was to purchase the biggest vehicle they could find. What motivated consumers to take this approach to buying a car?

What Are the Next Steps After a Car Recall?

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 3:01 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car recalls warn drivers of defective vehicles or auto parts that are not safe for road use. If you were notified that your car or vehicle part has been recalled, there are steps to take to ensure that the problem is fixed before it causes an accident. What are the next steps after a car recall?

How Many Trampoline Injuries Happen Each Year?

Published on Feb 24, 2022 at 7:45 pm in Product Liability.

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The trampoline has been called “America’s Most Dangerous Toy.” Although the health benefits of jumping on a trampoline are clear, the risks to children simply don’t outweigh the advantages. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has suggested that the only appropriate way trampolines should be used is for coach-supervised athletic training for a sport like gymnastics or diving. When the evidence is examined, it’s hard to believe that an object presenting such tremendous hazards to children has become a common sight in backyards across the country.

How Do You Know If You’re Too Tired to Drive?

Published on Feb 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm in Car Accidents.

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We all know how important sleep is. We should all prioritize creating a strong sleep routine that gives us the energy to get through each day. However, in a world filled with long work hours, endless TV streaming options, and social obligations, it often feels as if there is not enough time left over for sleep.

Who Is at Fault When a Driver Doesn’t Clear Snow Off Their Car?

Published on Feb 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm in Car Accidents.

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Who is at fault when a driver doesn’t clear snow off their car in MD? We’ll look at laws and guidelines in the state of Maryland regarding how vehicle owners should handle snow and ice on their vehicles. If a driver doesn’t exercise reasonable caution and their carelessness injures another person, they may be held liable for damages.

When Do Businesses Need to Clear Ice and Snow?

Published on Feb 4, 2022 at 11:18 pm in Slip and Fall.

When Do Businesses Need to Clear Ice and Snow

If you own a business, you’d better own a shovel. When it snows, ices, or freezes outside, walking surfaces can become treacherous to customers entering a business property on foot. Business owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for visitors. If a customer slips and falls on uncleared ice on a business property, there can be serious legal consequences to the property owner who didn’t properly maintain the premises.

Depending on where in Maryland the business is located, there will be varying laws that dictate when the business needs to clear ice and snow. In some places, a commercial property owner has as little as three hours to remove snow from the property after a snowfall.

What Happens If You Use Your Phone at a Red Light in Maryland?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.

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Most of us have done it. You pull up to a red light, your foot goes on the brake—and your hand reaches for the cell phone beside you. But next time you start to text or check your messages at a stop light, you may want to think twice about the laws for using a mobile device at a traffic light. Is texting at a red light really illegal? And what happens if you use your phone at a red light in Maryland?



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