Liability claims for dog bites total $479 million in 2011

According to a study conducted by the Insurance Information Institute, dog bite liability claims totaled $479 million in 2011. This sum accounted for roughly one-third of all homeowner liability claims in 2011, possibly due to the rising cost of medical care and the amount awarded to the victim by a jury. Another factor may include the popularity of vicious dog …

Potential airbag defect reported in Hyundai Elantra

The owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra filed a complaint in regards to the airbag deployment for that car model. The complaint was filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the beginning of the month. The man claims that when his driver’s side airbag deployed during an accident, a piece of sharp metal detached from the headboard …

Banzai inflatable slides recalled after woman’s death

An inflatable water slide caused a 29-year-old woman’s death along with other people’s injuries. It has since been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled approximately 21,000 Banzai inflatable water slides after a thorough investigation into the slides’ defects. The investigation revealed that the large water slide is not sturdy, and it can be overturned with a large gust …

Police preparing for Cinco de Mayo with DUI checkpoints

Police in cities around the country are anticipating an influx of drunk drivers this Saturday due to Cinco de Mayo celebrations. As the date falls on a weekend, more people will be able to participate in the festivities that are associated with this holiday, including the consumption of alcohol. There will be several DUI checkpoints set up in order to …