Ford Knew Its Transmissions Were Dangerous. It Sold the Cars, Anyway.

Posts by Jed D. Manton

Ford Knew Its Transmissions Were Dangerous. It Sold the Cars, Anyway.

Between 2010 and 2016, Ford produced two vehicles – the Focus and the Fiesta – with a dual-clutch transmission. They were supposed to be low-cost and fuel efficient. Instead, they put drivers’ lives at risk, as the cars would “randomly lose power on freeways” and “unexpectedly bolt[ed] into intersections,” per an in-depth investigation by the…

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Proving a Truck Driver Caused an Accident

When a truck driver causes an accident, that driver may refuse to take the blame for the events that transpired causing frustration for other drivers that may have been involved. The truck driver could attempt to put the blame on one of the other drivers who were on the road at the time or might…

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The Danger of Lead Paint Exposure is Still Present

Lead poisoning poses a serious danger. The damage is magnified in children. When lead in paint enters the body of a child, it can produce a number of harmful effects, including kidney damage, brain damage, speech delays, hearing loss, and emotional problems. In 1978, federal regulations were instituted that removed lead from the production of…

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Attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris Discuss Landmark Jones v. CSX Case on the Great Trials Podcast

Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey, hosts of the Great Trials Podcast, recently interviewed trial attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris about their strategy in the landmark wrongful death case involving a deadly train crash that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured other members of a film crew while filming the “Midnight Rider” movie…

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Helicopter Accidents – Why and How They Happen

Although not as common as other types of vehicle crashes, can be catastrophic when they occur. Crash landing or plummeting from the air can lead to severe or fatal injuries to everyone on board as well as people on the ground. One single cause or a combination of many factors can lead to aviation and…

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How to Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Georgia

Although every attorney must graduate from law school and pass the bar exam in order to practice law, not every attorney is qualified to handle medical malpractice cases. If you have been hurt as a result of medical negligence, you want an attorney who practices in this specialized area of law, and has earned a…

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28 Semis and Cars Involved in Fiery Collision Outside Denver

On Friday, April 26, four tractor-trailers and 24 passenger cars were involved in a collision on I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado. The multi-vehicle collision left six injured, including a fire fighter, four people dead, and caused damage to the road and to the Denver West Parkway bridge. At this time, the crash is still being investigated,…

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Making a Claim for Pain and Suffering in Georgia

If another person’s negligence has left you seriously injured, no jury award can erase the trauma of the incident, remove the pain, or restore your mobility. Although juries and judges cannot undo the pain and suffering you have experienced, they do have the authority to award monetary damages when the defendant in your case is…

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