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NHTSA Investigates Safety Defects and Non-Compliance Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for keeping people safe on roads and highways in the United States, which involves a range of education initiatives, research studies, safety standards and enforcement activities. As advanced vehicle technologies continue to develop to reduce and prevent car accidents, the NHTSA is investigating ways to encourage » Read More

Car Accidents Caused by Defective Vehicles  

Whether you prefer a sports car, a minivan, an energy-efficient electric car, or a gas-guzzling SUV, one thing all car-owners have in common is that they want a vehicle that is safe, and that will not require multiple trips to the mechanic for repairs. Unfortunately, some vehicles have defective parts, or design flaws that can » Read More

Importance of Responding to a Vehicle Recall

In 2017, there were over 30 million automobile recalls involving defective parts. When a company issues a recall, they must notify their customers so that they can take the necessary steps to have the product either repaired or replaced. It is then up to the consumer to make those arrangements. If a motorist fails to » Read More

Recovering Compensation in Rental Car Accidents

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality, but when a rental car is involved in the crash, it can make an already stressful situation a bit more complicated. Determining who is responsible for paying damages depends on a number of factors, including whether you were driving the rental car, or were struck by another motorist who » Read More

CarMax Has a History of Selling Vehicles with Safety Defects

According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Auto Safety, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation, and the MASSPIRG Education Fund, consumers may want to think twice before purchasing a used car at CarMax. Researchers found that over 25 percent of the used cars sold at eight CarMax locations across the » Read More

Technology That Prevents Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving and texting are becoming the leading cause of traffic fatalities in our nation, with 16 percent of all fatal car accidents attributed to drivers using cell phones while driving. Nearly two million people were fatally injured in car accidents around the world in 2016, which is prompting safety experts, car manufacturers, and technology » Read More

SUVs Receive Poor Headlight Ratings

With today’s technology, cars and trucks have more safety features than ever before. From sleek new designs to rollover prevention technology and accident avoidance systems, car manufacturers have made great strides when it comes to advances that improve the safety of today’s vehicles. Yet, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), headlight performance » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: The Growing Problem of Drugged Driving

Until recently, a DUI arrest usually meant that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, there has been a significant spike in the number of DUI arrests that are drug-related. Many states report an increase in the number of drugged driving arrests since 2014. The challenge for the arresting officers is to be » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Maryland Passes Landmark Safety Law

With the recent approval of Maryland’s car safety disclosure laws, car manufacturers will no longer be permitted to punish dealers for sharing information about any safety or defect information with potential buyers. While some states allow car dealers to provide information about safety issues if customers request it, Maryland takes this one step further by » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: 2016 Most Poorly Rated Cars

The Overall Score of each vehicle is based on the following: Road test score Reliability Owner satisfaction Safety Avoid purchasing the following vehicles in the ten categories below, regardless of incentives, or cash-back deals. You could end up with an expensive lemon and a whole lot of buyer’s remorse. Compact: Fiat 500L In a survey » Read More