June 2018 Archives | Personal Injury News

June 2018 Archives

Veterans Affairs to track faulty medical devices

Earlier this month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced their intention to set up a registry of former service members' implanted medical devices. The VA will manage the new database along with the assistance of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Defense. (DoD)

Road trip prep and safety are important

The weather is warm and kids are out of school, which means it's vacation season. July is by far the most popular month for traveling, with more than 50% of Americans choosing this month for their vacation. As you're gearing up for your next road trip, here are some important things to remember.

High temps increase dangers of leaving kids and pets in parked cars

As the hottest months of the summer approach, the dangers of leaving your children and pets in a parked car increase. In the United States alone, an average of 37 children die every year from being left in a hot car. Here's why you should never leave your children or pets in a parked car, even if it's just for a few minutes.

A consumer group petitions feds to review Kia and Hyundai fires

On Tuesday, June 12, a consumer watchdog organization, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate car fires. The group is concerned with 2011 to 2014 models of the Kia Sorento and Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata.

What happens if a warrantied product proves to be defective?

Whether you buy a car, television, toaster or children's toy, it most likely comes with a consumer warranty. While it's commonplace for new products we all purchase to be covered by a warranty, items that you may buy used may also be covered by extended warranties. Even if an explanation isn't made at the time of a purchase, an implied warranty may cover an item that you buy.

Nearly 5 million Fiat Chryslers found to have bad cruise control

On Friday, May 25, Fiat Chrysler announced a recall of just shy of five million of its cars on the roads here in the United States. They acknowledged that they've discovered that the motorists may have difficulty in disengaging the cruise controls on the recalled automobiles.

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