Toyota has recalled millions of cars and light trucks to fix a gas pedal defect that the company says can cause runaway acceleration. Toyota announced that the vehicles will receive reshaped and/or replacement pedals.
Rollover accidents are responsible for almost one-third of all vehicle crash deaths. While any vehicle can be involved in a rollover, there are certain risk factors that make these accidents more likely.
Recent data have revealed that raloxifene and tamoxifen, drugs taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer, put women at a greater risk for serious health problems. Doctors and their patients are urged to weigh the drugs' benefits against their risks.
Many parents worry about their children's safety when they leave the confines of their home, but a recent finding has shown that parents may now have to be cautious about what they bring into their homes.
"My initial six weeks of recovery included work and physical therapy, and I was restricted from doing anything else. More painful than the shooting pain caused by my back injury was the pain of not being allowed to be as involved in my family life as I was before. I can remember going out to dinner one time while I was still restricted and seeing my wife, pregnant, carrying everything in and out of the restaurant. I wanted to open my shirt and show everyone my brace and tell them how injured I was. What sticks most in my mind from that time is trying to explain to my 16-month-old son why Daddy couldn't pick him up, even as he pleaded for me to."
Here is the second part of Jim's car accident experience. Jim Heneghan is an attorney at our law firm who learned firsthand what many of our clients go through after being injured in an accident. Attorney Jim Heneghan: My Car Accident, Part I.
Car accidents can be life-changing events, and my attorneys and staff have helped many people whose lives have been affected by them. From time to time, our employees are personally involved in an accident that gives them new insights into what our clients go through.