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January 2019 Archives

What kinds of automotive defects result in safety recalls?

There's no way to know in advance that you're about to purchase a defective automobile – and you could find yourself in possession of a "lemon," even if you buy an expensive luxury vehicle. Fortunately, in cases where a specific make and model of a car has dangerous problems associated with it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will mandate a recall that requires the manufacturer to carry out a free replacement or repair.

What is the top cause of death for children and young adults?

If you were to guess the leading cause of death in the world for children and young adults from 5 to 29, you'd probably be wrong. Most will think it's cancer, influenza or heart problems. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), car accidents are the top cause of death for this age group.

What are the most common recreational vehicle injuries?

Unlike some parts of the country where all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are used perhaps only during the summer, they're used by many across Alaska to traverse hard-to-navigate terrains during all times of the year. No matter what season that they're used in, they pose many risks for those who either operate or take a ride on them.

Pain and suffering compensation: What you should know

Getting seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident implies that you are suffering and in pain. For this reason, if another party caused the accident and injuries, you might be able to pursue compensation related to your pain and suffering. This is in addition to claims for restitution for the cost of your medical care, lost income and other calculable financial damages.

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