The New York Times’ front page today highlights the lives and deaths of the 13 individuals who were killed in car crashes linked to GM ignition defects. One of the cases highlighted in the Times article is that of 37-year-old Shara Lynn Towne, mother of five, who died in a single-vehicle crash on July 4, 2004 when her 2004 silver Saturn Ion ran off the road and crashed into a utility pole. Towne’s is the first known GM ignition defect fatality and the California auto defect law firm of BISNAR | CHASE represented Towne’s husband and children in that case.
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Auto Defect Lawyer Brian Chase Talks to The New York Times about Representing Family in First Case Against General Motors
Toyota Recalls Vehicles for Various Safety Problems
Toyota issued a vehicle recall for 3 different safety defects that spans over 430,000 vehicles. There have been no reported injuries or fatalities from any of these issues.
California Bus Crash Leaves Four Dead, Seven Seriously Injured
Four people were killed and seven others were injured in a California bus crash early morning on May 21, 2014 after the bus struck a load of metal pipes scattered across the highway, slid down an embankment and rolled over. According to an Associated Press news report, just a minute before this fatal crash, the pipes had tumbled from a flatbed truck that jackknifed after drifting into the dirt median on the Interstate 10, the main road linking Southern California and Arizona.
Nest Labs Recalls 440,000 Defective Smoke Protect CO Alarms
California-based Nest Labs and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have recalled 440,000 Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms.
GM Recalls 2.4 Million More Vehicles for Serious Safety Defects
General Motors’ slew of major vehicle defect recalls continued this week with the automaker recalling another 2.42 million vehicles for four separate safety issues. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, none of the four recalls is related to GM’s faulty ignition switches, which was linked to at least 13 deaths. This week’s recalls bring the total number of GM recalls just in 2014 to 13.7 million vehicles.
GM Recalls Vehicles for Five Different Safety Issues
GM issues more vehicle recalls to cover 5 separate safety issues including faulty wiring and loss of steering. This latest round of recalls brings this year’s total to over 11.2 million.
Chrysler Recalls Minivans for Potential Fire Hazards
Chrysler has issued a recall of just over a quarter of a million Dodge Grand Caravan and Town & Country minivans due to power window vents overheating.
Amazing Story Of Boy Rescued by Cat During Dog Attack
This is the viral story of a young child who was saved from a vicious dog attack by the family cat.
Will Texting While Walking Bans Help or Hurt? – Bisnar Chase Weighs In On Potential Legal Repercussions
p>We all know about the bans on texting while driving, but what about the increase of incidents of texting while walking? A recent incident shows a video of a woman tripping and falling into a fountain at a local mall. We may laugh at the YouTube videos that show people running into others or bumping…
Keep Children Safe Near the Swimming Pool this Summer
As the swimming pools become more active in Southern California, it is important to remember water safety for our little ones.