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How Many Times Does the Manufacturer Have to Repair My Vehicle Before It Is Eligible for a Texas Lemon Law Claim?

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 25, 2015

Lemon Law LawyerNo Texas vehicle owner wants to believe they’ve been saddled with a lemon. After a few trips to the dealership to get a new car fixed, however, a Texas driver may decide it’s time to talk to an experienced Texas lemon law attorney about their rights.

One step you’ll have to perform before filing a lemon law claim is to show that the dealer has had a reasonable number of attempts to fix the vehicle and has failed. There are multiple “tests” for meeting this requirement. Your attorney can help you determine which test applies to your vehicle. Read the rest »

Posted in: Lemon Law

Honda Launches Ad Campaign to Encourage Air Bag Recall Fixes

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 19, 2015

Millions of Honda vehicles have defective air bag components manufactured by Takata – but their owners still have not brought them to a dealership to get the problems fixed. To remind owners of the need for a fix, Honda has begun an advertising campaign to raise awareness, according to a recent New York Times article.

According to the New York Times, the air bag recall affects about 6.2 million Honda vehicles in the United States. To date, however, only 14 percent of the vehicles have had the problem addressed by a Honda mechanic. Experienced Texas Takata air bag defect attorneys urge Honda owners to find out if their vehicle is covered by the recall and to get it fixed immediately if it is. The fix can be carried out at any local Honda dealership and is free of charge. Read the rest »

Posted in: product recall

General Motors Pulls Some SUVs from Market Due to Pending Tire Recall

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 17, 2015

Defective Tire AttorneAmerican automaker General Motors recently ordered its dealerships to stop selling three 2015 model year vehicles: the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia, and the Buick Enclave. The order affects about 6,300 vehicles and was issued because the vehicles’ tires are included in a pending recall by tire manufacturer Goodyear, according to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press.

The recall proposed by Goodyear affects about 48,500 tires. Of these, 32,100 were made for GM sport utility vehicles, including the three that GM has told dealerships to stop selling. The rest were sold as replacement tires. The tires do not appear on vehicles made by other automakers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Is Talcum Powder Use Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 11, 2015

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that contains elements like magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc is used in a wide variety of products, from packaging chewing gum to forming the base of baby powder and many cosmetics. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of talc in personal care products for many decades, many experienced Texas personal injury lawyers are concerned about reports that the use of talc may be linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Studies of the use of talcum powder and the risk of ovarian cancer date back to the 1960s. However, since the sample sizes and methods used in these studies vary greatly, it can be difficult to pinpoint whether a link actually exists between talc use and ovarian cancer. Studies performed in the past decade, however, suggest that if talc is used in the genital area, it may travel into the fallopian tubes or the ovaries, where it can cause irritation that may contribute to cancer’s development or growth. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Three Ways to Check Your Bicycle for Safety Before You Ride

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 9, 2015

Dallas, Texas is full of bike trails, and the mild temperatures make going for a bike ride a favorable option on all but the hottest or coldest days. As a result, biking is a popular sport in Dallas and other Texas cities. Even many experienced Dallas bicycle accident lawyers have enjoyed cycling in order to stay fit, spend time with family and friends, and reduce their impact on the environment.

While learning to ride safely in traffic can help you avoid a crash, it’s also important to make sure your bicycle is in working condition before you head out. Whether you prefer to ride on roads or trails, a bicycle that is in good working order will help you get where you’re going more safely – but one that is in poor condition might cause a crash or injury. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Nationwide Survey Sees Drop in Nursing Home Quality Scores

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 4, 2015

Nursing Home AttorneyTougher standards are resulting in lower scores for the nation’s nursing homes, according to a recent article in USA Today.

The newest ratings from the federal government’s Nursing Home Compare website show that nearly one-third of the 15,000 nursing home facilities ranked lost at least one star – in a five-star total system – than they had been awarded in the past. The lower ratings are partly the result of changes in the way nursing home data is gathered and measures. Read the rest »

This March, Practice Workplace Eye Safety Awareness

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on March 2, 2015

Most people rely heavily on their vision to carry out their work, to navigate their workplace and home, and to carry out various errands and hobbies. However, the eyes are delicate organs, and even minor damage to them can easily reduce or even destroy the ability to see clearly.

Every day, about 2,000 people suffer some kind of eye injury at work in the United States, according to Oregon State University researchers. These injuries may be caused by chemical exposure, flying objects, tools, particles in the air, or events like being struck by an object or person. Read the rest »

Posted in: Workplace Accidents

Help Children Avoid Burn Injuries

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on February 27, 2015

Texas Child Injury LawyerBurn injuries are among the most painful types of injuries, especially when they are severe. The risk of a secondary infection after a severe burn is also high. Young children are at a higher risk for burn injuries at home, because they do not yet understand the risks posed by everyday items like stoves, hot water, and candles.

Parents and other adults should do everything they can to prevent children from suffering burn injuries. Here are some tips for preventing injuries, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Check your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are one of the easiest ways to alert the whole family to the danger of a house fire caused by faulty wiring, a defective heater, or another danger. Check your smoke alarms at least once a month and change their batteries at least twice per year. Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Texas Colleges Receive $400,000 in Safety Education Grants

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on February 25, 2015

Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced an award of grant funding to four Texas colleges, according to an Insurance News Net press release. The funding will go to pay for free workplace safety courses for employees, employers, and interested members of the public. In total, the grants equal $400,000.

The courses will be taught by the risk management institutes at the four colleges that received funding: Kilgore College, Midland College, Del Mar College, and College of the Mainland. The funds represent an ongoing effort by the insurance company, which has awarded nearly $4 million in similar grants since 1999. About 30,000 students have already attended previous grant-funded safety courses, according to Insurance News Net. Read the rest »

Posted in: Workplace Accidents

2014 Was a Record Year for Vehicle Recalls, According to NHTSA

By The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson on February 18, 2015

In 2014, automakers recalled nearly 64 million vehicles in the United States. That’s more than double the number recalled in 2004, which held the previous record, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This news is deeply troubling to experienced Dallas auto product liability lawyer, who knows how dangerous hidden vehicle defects can be. With no warning of a hidden defect, a vehicle’s driver or passengers may not know a problem exists until an accident, serious injury, or death occurs. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

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