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July 2014 Archives

GM attempts to avoid product liability with a round of Recalls

Since the beginning of 2014, General Motors (GM) has recalled 30 million cars worldwide. Some may believe that the news could not get any worse for the car maker. However, just last week GM issued additional recalls on vehicles manufactured between 2011 and 2015.

Mountain bikes recalled for broken hubs

Mountain bike enthusiasts in Louisiana should pay close attention to a recent recall. GT downhill mountain bicycle owners are urged to stop using the bikes that were sold between February 2014 and June 2014. Although no injuries have been reported, use should be discontinued.

Product liability: cell phone charger recall effect New Orleans

Staying connected in a digital age requires the use of several different devices that all must be maintained at full power. As a result, multiple chargers and adaptors are utilized to ensure that New Orleans residents stay connected. One company has issued a recall on one of their popular adaptor models. Consumers are advised to discontinue use immediately.

Fourth of July accident causes teen to lose his life

Residents in Louisiana often see an increase of traffic during holiday weekends and during the summer months. As people travel for vacations and celebrations, they frequently encounter heavy traffic. In addition, drivers are more likely to encounter negligent drivers who might be speeding, impaired or distracted. This could lead to a serious or tragic accident.

Truck driver fatigue takes the stage after Tracy Morgan crash

Many New Orleans residents may have heard about the recent devastating truck accident that killed one comedian and injured "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan. The wreck occurred when the semi-truck failed to slow for traffic in front of it, forcing it to swerve to avoid collision. However, when it did, the tractor-trailer slammed into the limo bus carrying Morgan and several others.