Author Archives: Rick Woods

BLACK BOXES HAVE COME TO YOUR CAR!

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation has specified uniform, national requirements for vehicles currently equipped with event data recorders (EDRs). The regulations can be found in the Transportation section of the Federal Register at section 563. EDR’s collect and store data and allow for retrieval of information after an auto accident. This information […]

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WHAT IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH

WHAT IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH The discussion to follow explores the value of an individual’s personal injury claim. Each case is different and there is no pre-determined value. The information contained herein should not be construed as legal advice, but is instead intended to be for informational purposes. Anyone with a personal injury […]

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General Motors Being Investigated For Delaying Recall, Leads to Expanded Recall of GM Cars

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) is investigating why General Motors (GM) delayed recalling vehicles despite knowin that faulty ignition switches were causing accidents, in some instances causing death of the occupants. G GM started recalling vehicles earlier this year. However, GM has known of the problem for years. The GM recall covers the 2005-2007 […]

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Missouri Supreme Court strikes down damage caps on non-economic damages. The pros and cons

Deborah Watts filed a medical malpractice suit for her son against Cox Medical Centers alleging medical negligence lead to her son’s permanent and disabling brain injury. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Watts and awarded $1.45 million in non-economic damages and $3.371 million in future medical damages. The trial court reduced the judgment […]

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