Shatterproof Glass

Auto Safety Devices: Shatter Resistant Glass

One of the oldest and most common safety features on cars is the shatter-resistant glass that is mandatory on cars made and sold in the United States. The reason laminated glass is mandatory, at least for the windshield, is because it keeps the glass from shattering into dangerous sharp pieces. Instead, it typically confines…

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Auto Safety Devices: Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is available on many new cars. Of course, if safety officials get their way, it will be on all vehicles very soon. This technology has proven to be a great help to drivers. That is especially true for those who need to maintain control of their vehicles during extreme steering…

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Traction Control Light

Auto Safety Devices: Traction Control

What is Traction Control? Traction control is an active vehicle safety feature designed to assist vehicles by helping them make effective use of all the traction available on the road when accelerating on low-friction road surfaces. When a vehicle without traction control attempts to accelerate on a slippery surface like ice, snow, or loose gravel, the…

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Auto Safety Devices: Anti-Lock Brakes Systems (ABS)

A lot of people take anti-lock braking (ABS) systems for granted these days. That is likely because ABS technology has grown to become a standard safety feature on most new cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. It may seem hard to believe now, but ABS systems didn’t even exist for a long time. The evolution…

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Wrecked Car

Auto Safety Devices: Rollover-Activated Side-Curtain Airbags

Among the most effective safety devices on passenger vehicles for nearly two decades have been side-curtain airbags (SCA), That’s especially true of those designed to be activated in a rollover accident.  The first rollover-activated side curtain airbags (SCA) on the market became available on 2002.5 model year Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineer 4 door…

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Rear-ended Car

The Truth About Rear-End Accidents

Among the most common collisions on Texas roads and everywhere else are rear-enders. We only know this because we see them around everywhere. Unfortunately, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) does not keep records or compile statistics regarding the number of rear-end accidents that occur every year. Thankfully, some entities do compile statistics, which…

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T-Bone Car Crash

How the Value of a Car Accident Case is Determined

Few who drive every day would argue that San Antonio roads, as well as roads throughout Bexar County and the rest of Texas, are always packed with traffic, but there is more to it than that. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  Texas roads are also among the most accident-prone in…

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Which Features Make My Car Safer?

Whenever someone in San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas is shopping for a new vehicle, all car buyers should take special note that vehicle drivers and passengers are being protected by more vehicle safety features than ever before. Safety should always be a major consideration when buying a new car. And while overall safety…

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What to Do If I’m Infected With Listeria

In this, the fourth in our series on Food Poisoning cases, we discuss some of the details surrounding cases involving contamination with Listeria. The Listeria monocytogenes bacteria are another all-too-common source of food poisoning. According to a 2011 report by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 300 people die each year from Listeria infections, also…

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E-coli Bacteria

What is E. coli Food Poisoning?

In this, the third in our blog series on food poisoning lawsuits, we discuss the issues surrounding E. coli foodborne illness. One of the most common causes of foodborne illness in the United States comes from the Escherichia coli (better known as E. coli) bacteria. The most common strain of the E. Coli bacteria responsible for…

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