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Rory Antoine, 61, was killed in a crash involving a dump truck that slammed into the Anaheim apartment complex where he lived.

According to a KABC news report, the dump truck’s driver drove through a red light, struck two cars, plowed into a carport, and then slammed into two apartment units at the complex. Family members said Antoine was likely working from home at the time of the crash. Continue reading →

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Federal regulators have launched a review into 4.9 million 2007-2014 Chrysler vehicles for possible electronic failures that may be linked to problems such as engine stalling, airbag non-deployment, unintended acceleration and vehicle fires.

According to a Detroit News report, this review by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was Continue reading →

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Aaron Dobine, 27, of Laguna Niguel, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Costa Mesa after losing control of his motorcycle. According to a news article in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the evening of September 10, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say Dobine was riding a 2010 Harley-Davidson and was making his way from the southbound 405 Freeway to the 73 toll road when he lost control and hit the center median. Dobine was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Investigators suspect that Dobine may have been traveling at a high rate of speed. At this time, they do not believe other vehicles were involved. The investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Aaron Dobine who are mourning this terrible loss. I offer my heartfelt condolences to them.
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Two men suffered injuries in a San Diego car crash after the SUV in which they were traveling went out of control and rolled over multiple times. According to a 10News report, the rollover crash occurred the night of August 13, 2012 on the Interstate 5 just south of Del Mar Heights Road. California Highway Patrol officials say it is not clear what caused the vehicle to go out of control. The Ford Explorer SUV landed on its wheels after rolling over several times, trapping the two men inside. They were extricated and transported to a local hospital. Their injuries have been described as non-life-threatening.

My heart goes out to the injured victims of this rollover crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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A 26-year-old man suffered severe injuries in an Orange County motorcycle accident after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. According to The Orange County Register, the solo motorcycle crash occurred early morning on May 17, 2012 near the Chapman Avenue off-ramp on the southbound 55 Freeway in Orange. California Highway Patrol officials received reports of the downed motorcyclist near traffic lanes. A Good Samaritan stopped to direct traffic around the motorcyclist. Officials say the man who was riding a 2004 Suzuki was transported to an area trauma center with major injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to the injured victim of this Orange County accident. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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On Thursday May 20th, 2010, California personal injury and auto defect lawyer, Brian Chase, was featured on Los Angeles’ FOX 11 Ten O’Clock News to discuss defective seatbacks in automobiles. Chase has represented victims of a variety of auto defects, but in recent years, two of his cases have dealt with people whose lives have been drastically changed by injuries resulting from seatback failure.

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Top California personal injury and auto defects lawyer, Brian Chase, will appear on Los Angeles’ FOX 11 Ten O’Clock News Thursday night. He will be discussing defective seats in automobiles as part of a special report. The program is scheduled to air on the 10pm broadcast.

Brian Chase, of the law firm Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys (www.BestAttorney.com), has represented many victims of auto defects, giving him a great deal of experience in the realm of defective auto parts and, specifically, defective seats.
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The Los Angeles Times published an article this week about the challenges faced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal auto safety agency that was created as a response to Ralph Nader’s career-making book “Unsafe at Any Speed.” Nader’s 1965 book highlighted auto product defects and design defects, which plagued American automobiles. The NHTSA was the government’s answer to Nader’s valid questions.

But the Times article shows how in fact the agency has consistently failed since its inception. It takes the example of the seatback defect issue stating how NHTSA tried to fix the issue, but as always, buckled under pressure exerted by auto industry lobbyists. Like all other important auto product defect issues, the lack of seatback strength in most vehicles (American and Japanese), was also tabled by the NHTSA after auto industry lobbyists raised their meritless arguments.
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The California auto product liability lawyers of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have filed a product liability wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, USA. The case stems from the death of Jeffrey Bachman in a rollover accident in April last year. The lawsuit alleges that Bachman’s 1998 Toyota 4Runner SUV was improperly designed and failed to protect the young father during the car accident. Bachman left behind a loving wife and four children.

Bachman was driving his Toyota 4Runner on Interstate 95 when, attempting to simply change lanes, the SUV over-steered and caused the vehicle to rollover. This also led to a SUV roof crush which partially ejected Bachman. Bachman suffered open skull fractures, fractured vertebrae, multiple facial fractures and other injuries. He died just hours after the car accident.
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Toyota has announced a defective auto product recall involving about 95,700 Toyota Scions and Corolla that were sold in 19 U.S. states where cold weather could trigger a brake-related problem. According to a CBS news report, the recall affects some 2009 and 2010 Corolla and Corolla Matrix models as well as 2008 and 2009 Scion xD vehicles. If the cars are driven in extremely low ambient temperatures, there is a possibility that the condensed moisture from the positive crankcase ventilation port may seep into the brake system vacuum port and freeze, according to a company statement.

This ice build up in the brake system vacuum port can ultimately plug the vacuum port. As a result, power assist to the brakes would gradually decrease and lead to lengthened vehicle stopping distances. Owners of the recalled Toyota cars will begin to receive their safety recall notifications by mail next month. When the recall begins, Toyota dealers will install a newly designed air connector, which relocates the brake system vacuum port, for free. No other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles are involved. So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of this vehicle defect.
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