NHTSA Fines Takata For Defective Airbags

NHTSA Fines Takata For Defective Airbags
Honda cut ties with Takata last week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration leveled a $70 million fine against the airbag manufacturer for their defective airbags. Takata, one of the world’s largest airbag manufacturers, has recently been involved in a scandal that originated over a decade ago. In May 2004, an airbag in a ...

Woman Wins Damages in Injury Lawsuit

Woman Wins Damages in Injury Lawsuit
A 71-year-old California woman was awarded an $800,000 settlement from a national chain store after she was seriously injured by a van while shopping on site. Maria Garcia was doing her regular shopping when a van careened through the front of the store and struck her. She sustained multiple injuries, including extensive hip and nerve injuries, ...

Sanctions Filed in Deadly Auto Accident Lawsuit

Sanctions Filed in Deadly Auto Accident Lawsuit
In an auto accident case against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., a federal appeals court recently upheld a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver. The ruling stated that in future lawsuits, Goodyear must disclose the fact that there was “clear and convincing evidence” that they and their attorneys committed fraud during a previous ...

Man Suffers Serious Injury in Indiana Crash

Man Suffers Serious Injury in Indiana Crash
A man from Oregon was seriously injured after the minivan he was in crashed with a semi tractor-trailer along the U. S 30 on the afternoon of July 8. The driver of the van, identified as Leland R. Kidder, 73, was found inside his van, which was pinned underneath the tractor. He had to be ...

Victims of Asiana Plane Crash Suffer from Serious Injuries

Victims of Asiana Plane Crash Suffer from Serious Injuries
Around 168 passengers were injured while two died after the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crashed in San Francisco last July 6. The plane caught fire as the plane landed tail-first and short of the runway. Investigators have ruled out terrorism, and further investigations showed that the plane was running at a lower speed, ...

Alcohol Involved in Serious-Injury Car Crash

Alcohol Involved in Serious-Injury Car Crash
Clackamas County will be pressing assault charges against Mark Ridiman, after he crashed a pick-up into a tree in Jennings Lodge on June 4, 2013. Ridiman, together with his 18-year old passenger, were immediately brought to Oregon Health and Sciences University. One passenger was brought in on ground, while the other had to be airlifted ...

Girl Rides Scooter Being Pulled by Car, Suffers Serious Injuries

Girl Rides Scooter Being Pulled by Car, Suffers Serious Injuries
A sixteen year old resident of Milan, Minnesota, suffered from serious injuries after she feel from a scooter. She attempted to ride along a moving car while in her push scooter by grabbing on to a door. The teenager even attempted to get on her scooter again after she fell. The police received reports of ...

Five Dead, Four Seriously Injured in Limousine Fire in California

Five Dead, Four Seriously Injured in Limousine Fire in California
Five passengers died and four were seriously injured after a limousine burst into flames on the San Mateo Bridge in California at around 10 p.m. of May 4. All the passengers were women. The passengers were heading to a bachelorette party when the incident occurred. The bride-to-be, who was supposed to be married next month, ...

Serious Injury in Traffic Crash in Oregon

Serious Injury in Traffic Crash in Oregon
Oregon State Police are investigating a vehicular accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Highway 126E in Lane County. A 1994 Chevrolet Suburban was driving along the highway on Saturday when for an undetermined reason, the vehicle traveled off the north shoulder and crashed on a fence. The vehicle was driven by a 53-year old ...

Trial Ordered For Man Charged with Drunk Driving, Causing Serious Injury

Trial Ordered For Man Charged with Drunk Driving, Causing Serious Injury
A trial was ordered for a Milwaukee man after he has been charged with drunk driving, causing serious injury to three people. Michael P. Putman is charged with three counts of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, causing serious injury. Driving under the influence is a felony that carries a maximum penalty ...