25 Sep 2014

Amidst all of the recalls GM has issued and their subsequent lawsuits, there are a growing number of lawsuits being filed for airbag failure as well. In several of the cases where an airbag failure caused severe injury or death, the air bag failure occurred after the vehicle couldn't be stopped because of the faulty ignition switch. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (...

15 Sep 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes this week in September as National Passenger Safety Week. They want to raise awareness about the proper location your child should sit in your car and how to properly use car seats. According to the NHTSA's website, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children between the ages of one and thirteen. Many of...

20 Aug 2014

Within the crowded streets of New York City, you will find thousands of pedestrians on foot and thousands more riding their bikes. However, with a combination of so many transportation types intermingling with these walkers and bikers, accidents end up happening. There are many reasons that these accidents can happen and there are several ways to avoid getting injured because of ridin...

07 Aug 2014

After two double-decker buses collided, one bus was sent hurtling toward large numbers of people before coming to rest by slamming into a bench. The collision injured at least 15 people so far and had hundreds running for safety. After the bus collision, at least one traffic light was knocked over and sent hurtling to the ground. Debris and glass shot at hundreds of tourists and shopp...

04 Jul 2014

A Pennsylvania jury ruled that Honda Motor Company should pay $55.3 million to a Pennsylvania man due to a faulty seatbelt. The Pennsylvania man, Carlos Martinez, was driving his Acura Integra when he had a sudden tire blow out. The blow out caused Martinez to lose control of the vehicle and sent him into a rollover accident. Martinez and his attorney claim that the seat belt he was w...

15 Jun 2014

During this June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is raising awareness about several issues that cause harm to Americans every year. Multiple organizations will join the NSC in events, walks, and productions to promote safety. Each week of June represents a different issue: Week  1 - raising awareness about prescription drug abuse Week 2 - slips, trips, and falls Week 3 -...

06 Jun 2014

A Florida pediatrician will pay $7.5 million for not making a child's mother aware of the fact that her daughter had a fatal heart condition. After taking her child to the emergency room several months ago when her child had a seizure, they were referred to their pediatrician for follow-up. After following up with the pediatrician, they were referred to a neurologist to monitor brain ...

28 May 2014

A Manhattan street was grazed by an oversized buzzsaw that fell from a construction site this morning. An onslaught of shrieks and horror rang out as pedestrians jumped and swung to be free from its wake. Unfortunately, a woman was struck by the buzzsaw in the leg. Construction was being done to fix a water main on 48th Street where it meets Ninth Avenue when they lost control of the ...

12 May 2014

The New York Times has published detailed maps of where bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents occur most often on New York streets. The maps are based on police reports of traffic accidents from August 2011 to December 2013, compiled by John Krauss. Veronica Vanterpool, director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, states: "A lot of [New York's] roadways were designed just a...