Safe Toys For Holiday Giving

Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

It’s hard to miss the evidence of the holiday shopping season – store signs, television commercials and email messages vie for our attention to guide us to the “must have” gifts this year. Less obvious is information that can help adults choose gifts that are both appropriate and safe for the children on their gift list. Warning labels on toys and product recall websites can help shoppers make informed decisions about the gifts they purchase.

Unfortunately, the time children spend at play is also a time they can get hurt.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports more than 262,000 toy-related injuries are…

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Volkswagen Car Owners Defrauded in Virginia

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, VA

Volkswagen AG (VW) admitted a software “defeat device” in its diesel-engine cars enabled the vehicles to evade EPA-required emissions standards by giving off significantly less pollutants during tests than during normal driving conditions.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 482,000 VW vehicles are affected. These models include:

2009–2015 Jetta TDI 2009–2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI 2012–2015 Beetle TDI 2012–2015 Beetle Convertible TDI 2010–2015 Audi A3 TDI 2010–2015 Golf TDI 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI 2012–2015 Passat TDI Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

Allen & Allen is currently investigating cases on behalf…

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GM Issues Third Recall for Sport Utility Vehicles: Vehicles Should be Kept Outside to Prevent House Fires

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

In the wake of massive recalls issued to correct problems with faulty ignition switches, the safety of General Motors’ vehicles remains in question. Amidst concerns that faulty power window switches could cause fires, General Motors recently recalled a group of sport utility vehicles.[1]

In North America the recall affects approximately 189,000 vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2007. They include: GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, and the Saab 97-X. General Motors advises all customers who own these vehicles to park them outside until the issue is resolved. Their concern is that a fire started…

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Faulty Guardrails: Intended to Protect the Public, Now Blamed for Injuries and Deaths Nationwide

Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Personal Injury Lawyer, Richmond VA 

On September 17, 2012, Melton Tucker fell asleep at the wheel on his commute to work on Highway 81, outside of Dallas, Texas.  His car drifted off the highway and collided with a guardrail.  His Chevrolet Cruze struck the beginning piece of a guardrail, otherwise known as an end terminal or guardrail head.  The guardrail came through the car and struck Tucker in the head, killing him instantly.[1] 

This accident and others like it have raised questions about the effectiveness of guardrail heads manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, based in Dallas.  The ET-Plus, designed by Trinity, is one of the most common guardrail end terminals…

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General Motors Recalls: A Full List of Recalled Vehicles

Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond and Short Pump VA

Author: Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond and Short Pump VA

As of July 22nd, General Motors has recalled 27 million cars, trucks and SUV’s in 2014. The number of cars recalled has surpassed the number of vehicles GM sold in the past five years.

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving one of those vehicles, please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307. 

Here is a list of the General Motors recalled vehicles to date in 2014:

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GM Recall from an Employee’s Perspective

James Mick

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled due to defective ignition switches. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving one of those vehicles, please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307. 

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Short Pump Virginia, Personal Injury Lawyer

The GM recall has had far-reaching consequences, but for some GM employees the consequences have hit closer to home. A recent blog article sheds light on the timeline of the GM recall and the whistle-blower who first identified the faulty ignition switch that has been linked…

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GM Recall Continues to Grow

Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Lawyer, Richmond VA

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled due to defective ignition switches. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving one of those vehicles, please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307. 

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Personal Injury Lawyer, Richmond VA 

The GM recall continues to grow, with the company announcing six new recalls involving 8.4 million more vehicles worldwide. These vehicles were found to have had the same problems as the earlier recalled vehicles, namely faulty ignition switches. Additionally,…

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New Auto Recall by Honda, Mazda, and Nissan Affecting Millions of Vehicles

Author: Trent S. Kerns, Personal Injury Attorney, Chesterfield VA

Amid the fallout from GM’s recent massive recall, some of the world’s largest automakers have recently issued recalls of their own. BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota have announced plans to recall millions of cars sold in the US. Whereas GM’s recall involved a faulty ignition switch, this new round of recalls involves air bag systems installed in older-model cars and affects areas with hot and humid weather.

The reason this recall affects more than one automaker is that the automakers have a common supplier for the air bags. Some of the air bag systems have air bag inflators that can rupture. If an accident occurs…

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Faulty GM Ignition Switches Lead to at Least 13 Deaths

Scott D. Fitzgerald, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond VA

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled due to defective ignition switches. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving one of those vehicles, please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307.

Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond VA

As the fallout from GM’s recall of faulty ignition switches in Saturn Ions and Chevrolet Cobalts continues, details of the crashes linked to the faulty ignition switches that have killed 13 people have begun to emerge. 

Amy Rademaker, age 15, of St.…

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GM Addresses the "Recall" Question Too Late

Melinda H. South, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Allen & Allen is currently investigating claims for people who were injured or killed in accidents involving GM vehicles that were recently recalled due to defective ignition switches. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving one of those vehicles, please contact us today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307.

Author: Melinda H. South, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Within the last month, General Motors (“GM”) has issued recalls for 4.8 million cars, trucks and SUVs.[1]  The first recall was for an ignition switch defect that GM has known about for 10 years.  GM’s failure to recall these vehicles promptly has caught the attention of the Justice Department…

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