Yearly Archives: 2011

Denton County wreck kills one man.

A Corinth man died at the scene of a collision between the motorcycle he was riding and a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon. Clay Bench, 24, suffered blunt force trauma to his stomach and abdomen, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s report. Denton Police Traffic Sgt. Jim Brett said Thursday that a pickup truck was… Read More

Do As I Say, Not As I Sue

As the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) holds its annual summit – a strategy session on eliminating Americans’ access to the civil justice system – a new AAJ report exposes ILR’s corporate board members that use the courts for their own gain against competitors, customers and even each other.

Nissan, Volvo, Lexus recalls

Nissan, Volvo and Lexus recently recalled vehicles for a range of front-end problems that could lead to loss of control. Nissan is recalling certain Altima sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years to replace transverse link bolts that may not have been tightened to the proper specification. The 20,000 or so cars included in… Read More

How to buy a safe car

It’s time to buy a new car, truck or mini-van. What can you do to make sure the vehicle you buy for yourself, your spouse or a teenage son or daughter is safe? How can you put your head on the pillow at night with confidence that you’ve done what you can for your loved-ones—just… Read More

Keeping Your Kids Safe around vehicles

Vehicles are a ubiquitous way of life in the U.S. They are often an important setting for life’s everyday scenes – commutes, vacations, and even meal time. But motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.(1) For American children, fatal auto accidents are increasingly occurring close to home – often… Read More

Brain Injury: Recognizing a Hidden Disability

Each year, millions of people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, collisions with moving or stationary objects, and assaults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that TBI will affect 1.7 million people, resulting in approximately 1.37 million emergency room visits; 275,000 hospitalizations,… Read More

The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

A 3-year-old boy died of massive head injuries on April 2, 2011, after falling off a children’s roller coaster in Illinois. The child was seated with his twin brother near the front of a roller coaster called Python Pit when he managed to get underneath the safety bar, slip out of the ride while it… Read More

Ford recalls Five Hundred, Mercury Montego sedans

Ford is recalling 2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans to repair a fuel tank that could leak in a crash. The nearly 3,000 sedans may have bad welds where the fuel filler neck meets the fuel tank, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, and in a severe rear impact, the… Read More

Circo Booster seat recall

Product • Circo Child Booster Seats, sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13. Problem • The booster’s seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for… Read More