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Are Defective Guardrails Responsible for Deaths Nationwide?

Guardrails are supposed to save lives by helping absorb the impact forces during car accidents. Ironically, certain models of guardrails may increase the chances of death or serious injuries during collisions. Recent deaths across the country were reportedly caused by guardrails, such as the X-Lite. This telescoping guardrail system is manufactured by Lindsay Transportation Solutions. In 2016, a 17-year-old girl died after an X-Lite guardrail pierced the passenger compartment of…
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Kia to Recall 507,000 Vehicles with Faulty Airbag Sensors and Seatbelts

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles with faulty airbag sensors and seatbelt pretensioners. In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Kia said the airbags and seatbelts in these vehicles may become unresponsive during front-end collisions due to short circuits in the airbag control units. During front-end collisions, the airbag control units deploy the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners (which tighten seatbelts). If the control…
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NHTSA Expands Investigation into Ford Brake Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expanding its investigation into reports of brake failures in certain Ford vehicles.  NHTSA’s investigation into the issue began in 2016.  The federal auto regulator is investigating reports of crashes and injuries that involve 2006-2012 Ford Fusion, 2006-2012 Lincoln MKZ and 2006-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles.  NHTSA said it has received 544 complaints from consumers about the issue. Ford said it received another 244…
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How Consumer Complaints Help Identify Vehicle Safety Defects

The Safety Institute is an injury prevention nonprofit organization that compiles complaints on vehicles to help consumers identify potential safety defects.  The organization uses complaints sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Early Warning System to help identify potentially defective vehicles.  NHTSA created the Early Warning System (EWS) in the aftermath of the Firestone/Ford Explorer tire scandal in 2000. Seeking Compensation for Auto Defect Injuries and Deaths The…
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Our Attorneys Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Pennsylvania Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that nine of our attorneys were named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Pennsylvania Rising Stars in 2018.  Attorneys Stewart J. Eisenberg, Kenneth M. Rothweiler, Nancy J. Winkler, Fredric S. Eisenberg, Daniel Jeck, Joshua B. Schwartz, Todd A. Schoenhaus, Brian C. Hall and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. made the list. This is the second year in a row where nine of our attorneys have been listed…
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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…
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Philadelphia VIP Names Our Law Firm as a Finalist for a Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

We are honored to announce that Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. has been selected by Philadelphia VIP as a finalist to receive a Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award. Philadelphia VIP recognizes individuals, corporations and law firms who have volunteered legal services. The Brennan Awards Ceremony will be held at Philadelphia City Hall in the Mayor’s Reception Room & Conversation Hall on April 19 at 5:30PM.

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NHTSA to Investigate Airbag Failures in Hyundai and Kia Vehicles

An estimated 425,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia may suffer from a defect that keeps the airbags from deploying during a head-on crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate six head-on crashes involving these vehicles where the airbags failed to deploy. As of mid-March, the auto defect was responsible for four deaths and six injuries. According to NHTSA, the investigation covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata…
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Reports of Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Exposure Continue to Increase

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to receive complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they are being exposed to carbon monoxide. More than eighty of the complaints sent to NHTSA mention injuries. Due to these developments, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has once again called on Ford to issue a recall for 2011-2017 Ford Explorers. Reports from across the country show that drivers are becoming ill…
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Are Foster Homes Liable for Child Abuse?

Children may be placed into foster homes when they are taken away from parents who are deemed neglectful, abusive or dangerous by the authorities. Public and private foster care agencies are responsible for providing these children temporary shelter until they can be placed into new homes. These agencies are responsible for providing for the safety of children under their care. It is a tragedy that children can be moved from…
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