Timothy J. Casey Attorney at Law
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December 2017 Archives

Takata airbag death toll climbs to 20

Arizona motorists may be interested to know that faulty Takata airbags have now been linked with 20 deaths. The Japanese automaker Honda reported on Dec. 20 that a driver in Louisiana lost his life on July 10 when the airbag in his 2004 sedan malfunctioned. However, after inspecting the vehicle involved, Honda engineers determined that the faulty airbag had been salvaged from a 2002 Honda Civic.

Six common crash scenarios and how to avoid them

Over 6 million car crashes occur in Arizona and across the U.S. each year, with tens of thousands of motorists dying annually. Starting in 2015, car crash fatality rates have reached a 50-year high. The results of university studies, road camera footage and other data all point to one thing: Most accidents can be avoided because most occur out of simple misunderstandings and miscalculations.

December 2017 is impaired driving prevention month

Many families in Arizona know firsthand the pain of losing a loved one or of watching a loved one suffer through an injury that resulted from an automobile accident connected to alcohol. It is estimated that in the United States, one person loses their life every 50 minutes on average because of a car crash involving alcohol.

Consumer complaints raise concerns about Pacifica minivans

Arizona drivers of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans have had to deal with various mechanical problems. The manufacturer has already issued four recalls for the vehicle, and the Center for Auto Safety has alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a potentially dangerous stalling issue and asked for another recall.

Motor-vehicle recalls: When a defect endangers lives

With so many people driving, the last thing you want to have to worry about is if a vehicle is defective. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has the ability to enforce safety standards that take dangerous vehicles off the roads. To do that, the department has to know something's wrong.

Understanding the attractive nuisance doctrine

According to the attractive nuisance doctrine, Arizona homeowners have a legal responsibility to take the steps necessary to protect children who may venture onto their property. Owners may be liable if there are items on the property that can entice children and harm them.

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