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Can Digital Auto Recall Notices Increase Repair Rates?: Millions of American consumers are driving vehicles with recalled auto parts. Some of these auto parts have extremely dangerous defects, such as Takata airbags. Recall notices do not always reach consumers. Estimates from the Government Accountability Office in the years between 2000 and 2008 suggest only 55 to 75 percent of vehicle owners respond to recall notices and receive repairs. An additional analysis conducted by the market research firm J.D. Power and Associates suggests that, as of two months ago, 45 million people were driving vehicles with recalled auto parts. This can lead to fatal consequences for vehicle owners. For example, people have been killed by shrapnel caused by Takata’s faulty airbag injectors. How Digital Auto Recall Notices Could Improve Our Safety Digital auto recall notices may fix some of these problems. NHTSA is proposing a rule change that would require auto manufacturers to notify consumers of recalls through email,... Read More » The post Can Digital Auto Recall Notices Increase Repair Rates? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2dkNASc #SafetyLawyerBlog #TakataRecall
NHTSA’s new proposal to use digital auto recall notices could help improve the lackluster repair rates noted by several reports.
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Why Commercial Drivers May Have to Give Up Speeding: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are considering a rule that would make speed-limiting devices on many commercial vehicles mandatory. If the rule passes, it could reduce commercial vehicle accidents caused by speeding. At the moment, the FMCSA and NHTSA are considering speed limits of 60, 65 or 69 miles per hour for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. This would include buses, dump trucks, tractor trailers and other large vehicles. An NHTSA administrator claims that even small decreases in speed can save lives. According to estimates from the government, mandatory speed-limiting devices could prevent 27 to 498 fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles every year. The idea behind this rule is not new, and was first proposed in 2006 by the American Trucking Association. If the rule is adopted, it would go into effect in 2018. The trucking industry and public... Read More » The post Why Commercial Drivers May Have to Give Up Speeding appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2d9okv6 #SafetyLawyerBlog #SafeRoads
A new rule proposed by the FMCSA and NHTSA could help prevent commercial vehicle accidents caused by speeding.
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Will You Replace Your Galaxy 7 With a Phone That Doesn’t Explode?: Samsung has recalled more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after dozens of reports involving exploding batteries. The FAA and several airliners are asking people not to turn on or charge these phones during flights. The post Will You Replace Your Galaxy 7 With a Phone That Doesn’t Explode? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2d2vYYi #ProductLiability
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What Steps Should You Take If Your Vehicle is Recalled?: Takata’s airbag inflator recall is the largest in U.S. history. It is also a perfect example of why it is important to check for recalls. People have been injured or killed in minor car accidents while driving vehicles using Takata airbags. It’s not worth the risk to ignore this recall, especially when fixing recalled vehicles is easy. In many cases, consumers are unaware recalls have been issued for their vehicles. Here’s how you can check for a recall and take action to receive repairs. Checking for and Fixing Recalled Vehicles Is Simple Step one – locate your VIN: First, you are going to need to locate your 17-digit vehicle identification number (also known as the VIN), which is typically found where the driver’s side windshield meets the dashboard. Step two – use NHTSA’s website: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) operates a website called www.safercar.gov that allows you to... Read More » The post What Steps Should You Take If Your Vehicle is Recalled? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2cySASR #SafetyLawyerBlog #TakataRecall
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What Every Slip and Fall Accident Victim May Not Realize: A slip and fall accident can occur during a trip to the supermarket, while eating at a restaurant or shopping. Brain injuries or broken bones are both possible outcomes. Let’s say an injured patron decides to sue. How could the outcome vary based on the circumstances? Colorado law uses a modified comparative fault rule for determining damages. The term implies that a plaintiff can receive a diminished amount or even no damages at all after the conclusion of a lawsuit depending on his or her share of fault in the accident. Being 50 percent or more at fault for an accident can bar a plaintiff from recovering damages in our state. A hypothetical example can explain further. Slip and Fall Accident Damages Depend on the Circumstances John is walking to the local supermarket to pick up some groceries for the weekend. On his way to the deli, he responded to... Read More » The post What Every Slip and Fall Accident Victim May Not Realize appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2ckKY6d #SafetyLawyerBlog #BrainInjury
Suffering a slip and fall accident can easily cause broken bones and injuries, but depending on the circumstances, damages from a lawsuit can vary.
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Can Brain Injuries Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?: Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Track-TBI study group have discovered that brain injuries may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is more evidence that the mental scars of surviving an accident can persist for years. Accident survivors can experience psychological trauma such as PTSD without suffering a brain injury. According to the study they released, 27 percent of patients with brain injuries were diagnosed with PTSD during their follow-up care. These people were not veterans, but individuals who had been injured and brought to civilian emergency rooms. People suffering from PTSD can experience flashbacks, anxiety attacks, depression and/or insomnia. Although PTSD is difficult to treat, there are activities that might help with these symptoms. What Can I Do to Alleviate PTSD Symptoms? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Stanford University have suggestions for activities that can help reduce symptoms of PTSD. Meditation and mindfulness exercises: Researchers... Read More » The post Can Brain Injuries Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2byORQS #SafetyLawyerBlog #BrainInjuryAwareness
Can brain injuries caused by car crashes and work accidents cause post-traumatic stress disorder? Research claims that it can in some cases.
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Study Finds Thousands Collect Pokémon While Driving: It has finally happened. Researchers have connected distracted driving and Pokémon Go, the popular augmented reality app where people are encouraged to collect hundreds of Pokémon. According to San Diego State University (SDSU) researchers, Pokémon Go is responsible for 10,000 reports of distracted driving every day. Researchers used data gathered from Twitter, in which Pokémon Go users detail their quest to “catch them all.” The report was published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Although the act of driving and playing an augmented reality game is terrifying to contemplate, some of the Twitter updates gathered for the study are a bit humorous. The Los Angeles Times published an article giving a few examples. One user posted the status update, “My mom just legit stopped the car in the middle of the road to catch a Pokémon.” SDSU researchers combed through 350,000 tweets, looking for specific keywords like “Pokémon Go”,... Read More » The post Study Finds Thousands Collect Pokémon While Driving appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2deu21S #SafetyLawyerBlog #PokémonGo
Researchers have linked Pokemon Go and distracted driving. In fact, the game is responsible for 10,000 reports of distracted driving every day.
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This New Smart Phone Can Spontaneously Combust at Any Moment: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone is exploding onto the market – literally. More than two dozen reports of explosions and fires caused by faulty batteries have forced Samsung to issue a global recall for the phones. Last week, a St. Petersburg, Florida resident left his Galaxy Note 7 charging in the car while he was moving furniture from a garage sale into his house. Instead of coming back to a charged phone, the man returned to a giant fireball that was once his vehicle. It is horrifying to imagine what could have happened if the Florida man had left a child or pet in the car for the several minutes it took to move his furniture. Why Are Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Exploding? Samsung has claimed that 1 in 42,000 units may have the battery defect. That means if you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there... Read More » The post This New Smart Phone Can Spontaneously Combust at Any Moment appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2d2NsDP #SafetyLawyerBlog #Android
There have been more than two dozen reports of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones exploding. In one case, a little boy suffered burn injuries.
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What You May Not Know About Work Injuries and Lawsuits: One of the worst situations that can befall a worker is being injured in an accident. Do injured workers have options to sue their employers for workplace accidents? Most employers use workers’ compensation, meaning that unless the injuries were caused by an intentional act, workers would not have grounds to file a lawsuit. However, there are many other examples where employees could file lawsuits that happen frequently. These are called ‘third party claims’. Third party claims are exactly what they sound like, where a negligent third party is responsible for injuring a worker. For example, let’s say you were driving to a client to deliver supplies, but get hit by a drunk driver. The drunk driver would be the third party in this scenario. Another example could be a defective product made by a third party manufacturer causing your injuries. Although these types of accident can happen in almost any... Read More » The post What You May Not Know About Work Injuries and Lawsuits appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2cO0DZa #SafetyLawyerBlog #WorkInjury
Most employers use workers’ compensation, meaning workers may not be able to file lawsuits. However, some injured workers can pursue third party claims.
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Meet the Brain Injury Treatment from 8,500 Years Ago
European archeological dig sites have uncovered 8,500-year-old skulls with pieces missing. These missing pieces are not from wear and tear over the centuries, but from an ancient surgical technique known as a craniectomy. The procedure involves removing a piece of the skull to relieve pressure. Researchers believe prehistoric hunters were revived using the technique after suffering injuries while hunting.
Surgeons are still using this technique to reduce brain swelling and long-term complications in car accident survivors. Research shows the technique can be effective at preventing death and long-term disability. Would you trust a prehistoric surgical technique? We would love to hear your thoughts.

The prehistoric practice of removing part of the skull to relieve pressure in the brain could prevent half of deaths from traumatic brain injury, a new study suggests.
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What Causes Amusement Park Accidents?: Amusement park accidents have gained national media attention over the last several months. In early August, a Kansas City boy died while going down a waterslide. A week later, three children were ejected from a Ferris wheel in Tennessee, one of whom suffered a severe brain injury. Most recently, six children suffered from an electric shock delivered by a ride in Connecticut. In other words, there have been multiple amusement park accidents in a very short period of time, and children appear to be the primary victims. Many press outlets are claiming that a lack of oversight and inspections might be to blame for these recent accidents. Despite recent media attention, accidents like the examples we have described happen every year. How Do Amusement Park Inspections Work? Depending on which state the amusement park resides in, inspections can be annual or semi-annual and carried out by various agencies. In a... Read More » The post What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2ceyYDi #SafetyLawyerBlog #AmusementParks
Recent press attention has been devoted to amusement park accidents after several injuries and one death.
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Do You Love Motorcycles, Live Music, Helping Others and the Rocky Mountains?: Do you love motorcycles, live music, the beautiful Rocky Mountains and fun competitions? If so, we have some exciting news. Law Tigers will be sponsoring the 12th annual Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally in Loveland, Colorado. Thunder in the Rockies will also include hundreds of vendors, a bike show and a chance to win a Street Bob Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Participants can choose between staying at several hotels, Boyd Lake State Park or Loveland RV Resort. Come join Law Tigers, our mascot Tank the Tiger, the Tiger babes, Tom Metier and thousands of riders this Labor Day weekend (September 2nd – September 5th) at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson at 4250 Byrd Drive, just off Crossroads Blvd, and Interstate 25 at Exit 259! Law Tigers to Sponsor Realities for Children Forever Family Ride On Sunday, riders will depart from Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson to participate in the Forever Family Ride, a charitable event... Read More » The post Do You Love Motorcycles, Live Music, Helping Others and the Rocky Mountains? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2cfSFwc #FirmNews #LawTigers
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Susi Gida
5 months ago
Lawyers you can trust with your life - present and future- they truly believe in you ,are honest ,caring, truthful and always up front with you. A trusted friend for life.Patrick DiBenedetto -the greatest ever!!!!
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Debra Rojas
3 years ago
The Metier Law firm treats you like Family~~ I promise you if you decide to place your issues within The Metier Law Firm, you will not only see results you will have a Law Firm that will always be there for you/yours long after your case has been settled!
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Dan Stover
4 years ago
Love the TV ads! The lady with the paper cut wanting to sue the paper maker; the video game player wanting to sue the power company. So funny and a great commentary on litigants today. Makes me think that this law firm may really be interested in helping people who are really hurt and not just those looking for a quick buck.