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Are Goodyear G159 RV Tires Dangerous?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating claims that Goodyear’s G159 RV tires are responsible for 95 injuries or deaths over the past two decades. NHTSA’s investigation started last year after it obtained Goodyear internal documents that were previously sealed by court orders and settlement agreements. The investigation covers more than 40,000 G159 tires manufactured between 1996 and 2003. Goodyear stopped manufacturing G159 tires in 2003, but injury and death claims persisted for more than a decade after NHTSA said it received reports of 57 injury and death claims made between 2003 and 2015. Why are safety advocates calling Goodyear’s G159 tires dangerous? The tires are reportedly prone to heat-induced tread separations and blowouts when they are used on motorhomes. Safety advocates argue the tires were designed for regional delivery vehicles, and not motorhomes that regularly travel at highway speeds. Court filings show that G159 tires may have…
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Ford Recalls 350,000 SUVs and Trucks for Gear Shift Defect

Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 350,000 SUVs and trucks with defective gear shift cables. More than 290,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States. According to Ford, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission can become unseated in the affected vehicles. Once the clip becomes unseated, the transmission can enter a different gear state than the one selected by a driver. Motorists may mistakenly believe they have left their vehicles in park. Vehicles may roll away if the parking brake is not applied. Ford recalled the following vehicles with 10-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions: 2018 Ford F-150 trucks built at Ford’s assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan between January 5, 2017 and February 16, 2018. 2018 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured at Ford’s plant in Kansas City between January 25, 2017 and February 16, 2018. 2018 Ford Expedition SUVs built at Ford’s Kentucky plant…
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What to Know About Third Party Claims and Construction Accidents

Department of Labor statistics show that workplace fatalities are common in the construction industry. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were more than 990 workplace fatalities in the construction industry during 2016. Workers who survive construction accidents may suffer brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and severe burns. After a workplace accident, the injured worker or his or her family members may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits. It is very difficult to file a lawsuit against the injured or deceased worker’s employer. However, there are scenarios where it could be possible for the injured worker or his or her family to file a lawsuit against a third party. What is a Third Party Claim? A third party claim may be filed if a construction accident is caused by a party who is not the injured or deceased worker’s employer. Construction accidents where a…
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