April 4, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Is Your Sunroof Putting You in Danger?

Roughly 40 percent of all 2017 model year trucks and passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. came equipped with a sunroof – an optional feature that has been gaining popularity in recent years. While sunroofs have tons of merits (fresh air and sunshine, for one), are these sought-after options putting drivers at risk? Sunroof shattering…

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March 8, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Mercedes-Benz to Recall One Million New Cars Due To Fire Risk

To date, 51 car fires have been reported in newer 2015-2017 model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide. Thirty of the car fires have been in the US. Models affected include CLA, GLA, C-Class, E-Class and GLC models. Of the million vehicles involved in the recall, 307,629 are located in the United States. That number is 40,00 units…

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February 10, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Proving A Car Accident Is Due To Mechanical Failure

Driver negligence is by far the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents, but mechanical failure is often a contributing factor. The National Highway Traffic Association found that tire failure or degradation was the most common mechanical failure, assigned in 43 percent of the crashes studied. Other common mechanical failures included brake failure (25%), electrical…

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September 1, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

News

High Profile Figure Latest in Defective Airbag Related Death

A model and the former girlfriend of Suicide Squad star Scott Eastwood has become one of the latest fatalities involving defective airbags. Those airbags have resulted in the largest recall in U.S. automotive history, with around 8.5 million vehicles and 12.2 airbag inflators involved in the action. At this time, auto manufacturer Honda has confirmed…

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July 11, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Faulty Shifter Sparks Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall

Fiat Chrysler is no stranger to vehicle recalls and scrutiny for failing to rectify safety defects in a timely manner. In July of 2015, the auto manufacturer was fined $105 million by federal regulators, prompted by 23 recalls affecting some 11 million vehicles. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) publicly acknowledged that those recalls were neither effective nor…

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June 22, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Anton Yelchin’s Death Involves Recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee involved in the accidental death of actor Anton Yelchin was recalled a few short months prior to the tragedy. The 2015 Jeep was one of the vehicles involved in a massive recall over a confusing gear selector that had been the culprit in numerous injuries and consumer complaints. Yelchin died this…

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February 25, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Freak Accident Takes Life of Smart Car Driver

A freak highway accident involving a detached truck tire took the life of a Smart car driver in San Dimas earlier this month. The driver was traveling southbound on the 57 Freeway around Covina Boulevard when the detached tire struck the car’s windshield, resulting in the driver’s loss of control of the vehicle. The tragic…

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February 24, 2015

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

Auto Body Shops: Insurance Companies Force Shoddy Repairs

Hundreds of auto body shops across the country, as well as states like Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, are taking legal action against insurance companies that allegedly coerce them into using discarded parts and questionable techniques in car repairs. Auto repair shop owners say that insurance companies will steer customers away from shops that don’t follow…

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