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Some Facts About Personal Injury – Compensation May Be Extensive

April 10, 2019

The most important factor that affects any personal injury plaintiff receiving maximum compensation for the ensuing harm and damages caused by an accident is awareness of all of the types of available damages. A personal injury plaintiff should never assume that the only compensation available is compensation for medical expenses. Pennsylvania law allows accident victims […]

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Some Facts About Personal Injury – Personal Injury Law Is More Than Motor Vehicle Accidents

April 8, 2019

There’s no question that motor vehicle accidents comprise a significant number of personal injury cases. However, personal injury law applies to any event or incident where a person suffers harm due to the negligent conduct of another individual or entity. The law related to personal injury applies to slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe premises, dog bites, […]

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Takata Recalls 1.5 Million More Airbags

March 27, 2019

In early 2019, another 1.5 vehicles by over a half-dozen automakers (see the list below) were added to the list of cars recalled because of defective Takata airbags. Automakers have added more than 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S. to the list of vehicles that should have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. The National Highway […]

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Keyless Cars Are Subject To Theft

March 22, 2019

More than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the US have keyless ignitions. Most vehicles use some form of the electronic access and authorization system known as “smart key” that is available either as standard equipment or as an option. However, recent data shows that motor vehicles with keyless authorization systems are vulnerable to theft. […]

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Keyless Cars Can Be Dangerous

March 20, 2019

According to a New York Times report, 73 people have suffered harm, including fatal injuries, from carbon monoxide poisoning after failing to turn off the ignition of their keyless vehicles. 28 people have died and 45 others have suffered injuries since 2006. The fatalities were a result of drivers leaving keyless vehicles running in enclosed […]

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About Claims For Defective Medical Devices

February 20, 2019

Many people, young and old, have used a medical device to improve their health and well-being. As one might expect, there has been an acceleration in the development of new medical devices in the last twenty-five years. Along with basic clinical and biomedical research, bioengineering research has substantially contributed to the knowledge base underlying the […]

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FDA Changes Approval Process For Medical Devices

February 18, 2019

In hoping to ensure that new medical devices reflect modern safety and effectiveness features, the FDA is revising its process for approving medical devices. In modernizing the approval process, the FDA wants to compel companies to base products on devices that are not older than 10 years. For many years, the Food and Drug Administration’s […]

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What Is A Safety-Related Defect In A Motor Vehicle And When Should It Be Reported?

February 4, 2019

If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages resulting from any type of vehicle accident, contact Powell Law. If you have any questions about litigating a claim for damages caused by a defective product, contact Powell Law.  Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice to meet all your […]

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Toyota Recalls 65,000 Vehicles In U.S.

January 31, 2019

Powell Law’s attorneys are always vigilant for products that may be dangerous to the public. If you have any questions about filing a claim for damages caused by a defective product, contact Powell Law. Our decades of experience make it the clear choice to meet your legal needs for representation in personal injury and products […]

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Auto Makers Implement Automatic Emergency Braking Technology

January 15, 2019

In 2016, several automakers, twenty in fact, that control 99 percent of the U.S. market agreed to make Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) a standard feature across almost all of their models by 2022. As the one-year anniversary of this pledge approaches, some manufacturers have made a considerable effort in honoring this commitment, while others have […]

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