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08/25/2016
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mwpIt seems we cannot go long without the need to let our readership know about further automobile recalls.  There’s a slew of new recalls out this August, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Bentley Motors, Inc. has recalled 2007 to 2009 Continental Flying Spur models due to the possibility the sunroof glass could fall out while driving the vehicles.   If you are the lucky owner of a Bentley you may contact 1-800-777-6923 to see if your particular automobile is subject to the recall.

BMW of North America has issued a recall of its 2015 BMW M5 sedans, 2015 BMW M6 coupes, 2015 BMW M6 convertibles, and 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe automobiles.  This recall is due to a faultily welded driveshaft that could cause it to fracture and take out the rear wheel drive and propulsion.  This, in turn could cause a dangerous crash, and if the parking brake is not used once the vehicle is in parked the vehicle may roll when the occupants exit them.  BMW owners may find out if their model is affected by calling 1-800-525-7417. 

General Motors has issued a recall of its 2016 Buick Verano that comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, as the fuel line assembly is defective and could allow the unwanted effect of the fuel line to make contact with the engine, wear, leak, and perhaps start a fire.  GM’s recall number is 54180 and Buick Verano owners may call 1-800-521-7300 to find out if their vehicle is subject to the recall. 

Chrysler did not want to be left out and has recalled its 2015 and 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, as well as their Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans due the possibility of seizing transmission pumps resulting in no hydraulic pressure and power.  This could understandably cause a risk of a crash for drivers of the minivans.  The recall number for this one is S44 and the number to contact is 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler has another recall with its 2015 and 2016 Jeep Renegades, due to the fact that the trailer hitch assemblies were manufactured with only one fastener on each side, when three are the requirement for each side.  Towed vehicles can come unhitched and cause crashes, so owners are asked to remember recall number S62 and call 1-800-853-1403. 

Hyundai Motor America has also had to put out a recall on its 2013 Hyundai Elantras due to the fact the brake pedal stopper pads are at risk of deteriorating, causing the brake light switch plunger to stay extended when the brake pedals are released.  When this happens the brake lights can remain on.  The other danger with this is that the transmission can be shifted out of “Park” without having to push the brake pedal and crashes could occur.  The recall number is 146 for this recall and the phone number is 1-855-371-9460. 

Finally, Mitsubishi Motors North America has had to recall its 2015 and 2016 Outlander Sport and 2016 Outlander and Lancer vehicles.  This recqal is due to the fact that a delay can happen during acceleration of the vehicles that can cause crashes.  The recall number is SR-06-006 and the number to call is 1-888-648-7820.    

We urge vehicle owners who may possibly own any of the aforementioned vehicles to immediately make contact with the given phone numbers so as not to place yourselves and yoru loved ones at risk. If you or a loved one has been injured or worse due to an auto defect, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see if you may be entitled to compensation. 

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08/25/2016

mcdonaldsHappy Meals at McDonald’s are not so happy after the fast food giant had to issue a recall of its Step-It activity tracker wristbands.  This was after McDonald’s received over 70 claims of problems with the bands.  There were reports of skin irritations, blisters, and burns with children wearing the bands and McDonald’s decided to quickly recall all trackers in the United States and also in Canada.  A social media campaign by one mom also got the word out that the tracker burnt her child after only eight minutes of use. 

There are two different trackers subject to the recall, one that was an activity counter tracker and one that was a light-up band tracker.  McDonald’s will replace the recalled trackers with another toy or a couple of food choices, including their tubes of yogurt or apple slices.  McDonald’s has indicated they do not want to see any more injuries from the trackers and urge customers to bring the trackers back right away. 

If you or someone you love experienced injury due to one of the McDonald’s Happy Meal fitness trackers, contact your medical provider and please contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see whether you may be entitled to compensation.    

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08/4/2016

680px-Anton_Yelchin_2011Back in April of 2016 Inserra & Kelley reached out to its readership to warn that Fiat Chrysler announced a recall of 1.1 million vehicles throughout the world because of a gear shift design causing driver confusion over what gear vehicles are in. As said, even though vehicles have two reminders in place for safety, including a chiming/alert message if the door is opened when not in park and an indicator light that tells drivers what gear it is in, drivers have had difficulty.  Fiat Chrysler decided, after at least 41 injuries had been reported by April, 2016, that they would work on a fix.  The latest news on the issue has assured consumers that there is a fix for the Jeep gear shift problem that, unfortunately, ended up taking the life of actor, Anton Yelchin in June, 2016. Unfortunately for Mr. Yelchin and the loved ones he left behind, his written recall notice to owners was mailed seven days after his death due to the defect.  Yelchin’s heartbroken family is now suing, with their suit alleging that Yelchin’s SUV gear selector was defective, and its poor design the reason the SUV rolled out of its parked position on Anton’s steep driveway, trapping the young 27-year-old between a brick wall and the car.  The suit further states that the beloved Anton Yelchin was crushed and lingered alive for some time, trapped and suffocating until his death.       

As said in April, the affected vehicles for the recall include 2012 to 2014 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300 sedans, as well as 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicles.  The gear shift has already been changed by Fiat Chrysler in newer vehicles, so they have known this design to be a problem while making newer models. 

If you suspect your Fiat Chrysler vehicle may be the subject of the gear shift recall, contact Fiat Chrysler or your nearest dealer immediately.  If you or a loved one has been injured or worse due to the confusing shift design, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see if you may be entitled to compensation. 

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08/4/2016

imgresInserra & Kelley is saddened to bring its readership yet more tragic news due to another accident that may have likely been prevented.  This story speaks of an ill-timed choice that led to serious injury, as well as the death of a young man now known to his community as a hero.  On August 1, 2016, three teens made the choice to navigate Papillion Creek, in Papillion, Nebraska, by walking across the railroad bridge over thirty feet about the creek.  It is reported by a witness that when a train was heard coming, the teens tried to run to a place to jump from the bridge safely and one of the young men reportedly helped push his friend clear of the train before losing his own life. Therefore, one teen lost his life, a second one was seriously injured, and a third one was able to escape without serious injury.   Now there is mourning going on in the community of Papillion as it grieves its son, family member, and friend.   

Unfortunately, this very railroad bridge has been known to the Papillion community as it is close to an area called “Oz,” where local young people have been known to hang out and fish in the creek.  Now the location will be a tragic reminder to area residents to never navigate train tracks, whether on the tracks or on a bridge.  It is never safe and no person is capable of outrunning a train that cannot swerve to miss an accident or stop quickly.   The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has tried to do its part in warning people with “no trespassing” signs posted on this bridge, but still tragedy occurred in 2016, but also back in 2008 when a 54 year old man was hit by a train on the same bridge.  Fortunately, this man survived, but would likely warn others that the train came on with just a fraction of a second to escape and, even though he had walked on that very bridge many times before his close call, it was not worth it to ever attempt navigating it again.  Local officials, after this latest tragedy involving injury and loss of life, are doing what they can with other proper owners next to the area to see if restrictions can be put in place to prevent future incidents. 

Inserra & Kelley Law Offices sends out heartfelt condolences and wishes to those involved in this 2016 heartbreaking tragedy, while at the same time urging everyone to be cautious in a world with dangers lurking around every corner. Always be alert and aware, keeping safety in mind at all times.            

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