Many product liability lawsuits related to automobiles center around design or manufacturing defects that make a car dangerous to operate or unreliable in a crash. A good example is the Takata air bag recall that impacted millions of vehicles made by dozens of auto manufacturers. The air bags could inflate with too much force, causing an explosion that could send shrapnel into the cab of a vehicle.
It takes just a short while to drive southeast of Edwardsville to get to Aviston. The small Clinton County village is today mourning the loss of one of its residents.
Ride-sharing services are becoming an ever-larger part of the urban experience in Illinois and across the country. The nation’s two largest companies, Uber and Lyft, are now household names. And the business model of hiring regular car owners to drive commercially in their own vehicles has largely disrupted both traditional taxi services and public transportation.
“We won’t be ready by Jan. 1, 2020.”
The material facts that underlie every motor vehicle accident are flatly unique. Notably, though, one key factor commonly exists that both figuratively and literally drives crashes and other adverse roadway outcomes.
Now that the sun is out and shining longer in Illinois, you might find yourself tempted to park the car in the garage and bring out your motorcycle. As appealing and freeing as it may seem to ride out, do not forget that there is a higher risk of danger to motorcyclists on the roads. Motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious than car collisions. Some riders do not sustain injuries that are minor enough for them to live or ride again.