Auto Recalls: Common Questions and Straightforward Answers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 6, 2020 3:19:31 PM

Have you ever received a notification in the mail about an issue with your car? If so, your automobile has likely been subject to a manufacturer’s recall, or possibly a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall.

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Topics: auto defects, auto recalls

Car Safety Ratings: What You Need To Know To Avoid A Car Crash Injury

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 13, 2020 12:57:13 PM

One of the best ways to minimize injury from a car accident is to make sure that the vehicle you’re driving is as safe as possible from the outset. Utilizing car safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent, nonprofit ratings organization, can make a difference.

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Topics: auto defects, iihs safety ratings

What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 4, 2019 11:39:58 AM

In the world of personal injury, terms such as soft tissue injury, skeletal injury, loss of use, and catastrophic injury (just to name a few) are used to broadly describe the extent of the injury a victim suffered because of an accident. With some injuries, a victim can recover in weeks or months of medical treatment. But with more serious injuries, like catastrophic injuries, the impact is permanent and can alter a person's quality of life.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, cleveland lawyer, medical malpractice, burn injury, auto defects, spinal cord injury, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, traumatic brain injury, truck accidents, wrongful death attorney

Ohio product liability lawyer reacts to NHTSA criticism

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 12, 2019 11:45:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has come under fire lately, as safety advocates claim it is too inconsistent with its policies and too reliant on automakers in investigating auto defects.

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Topics: product liability, airbag injuries, auto defects, liability

A Free Consultation After Your Car Accident: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 16, 2018 11:10:11 PM

A free consultation with an experienced attorney should be on your list of priorities if you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash.  While the aftermath of a car or truck accident can be a difficult time, having the right injury attorney on your side can minimize your stress. 


By allowing lawyers like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to take control of your claim, you can focus on your recovery and let the professionals handle the rest.  Do not be taken in by insurance adjusters asking you to sign away your legal rights in exchange for a quick settlement.  To protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation, schedule a free consultation with one of Lowe Eklund Wakefield’s experienced lawyers.

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Topics: cleveland lawyer, auto defects, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents

Polaris RZR Recall: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 23, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Polaris Recalls 133,000 RZR Off-Highway Vehicles

 

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On Tuesday, vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries Inc. recalled approximately 133,000 of its “recreational off-highway vehicles” following more than 160 reports of fires, nearly 20 reports of injuries, and one death. With so many reports of the vehicles catching fire during operation, one has to wonder what sort of manufacturer could in good conscience take so long to recall these dangerous vehicles.

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Topics: auto defects

Second Recall Issued After “Fixed” Chrysler Vehicles Catch Fire

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 16, 2016 3:50:35 PM

Following a 2014 recall of certain model year Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees, Chrysler this week issued a new recall of the same vehicles in connection with faulty wiring in the vehicles’ sun visors—the same defect reported in the original recall. This second recall comes after a government investigation was launched earlier this year in response to reports of electrical fires in vehicles that had purportedly been repaired. Regular readers will remember that this is the second recall repair failure in recent memory, as only four months ago Nissan recalled nearly one million vehicles after the manufacturer’s remedy for an airbag defect did not adequately fix the known issue.

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Topics: auto defects