Personal Injury And Car Accident News- October 21, 2016
The only way you haven’t heard about companies such as Uber and Lyft is if you live under a rock. But, if it so happens you fit that description, Uber and Lyft are “ridesharing services” that operate in hundreds of cities across the world.
However the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission has pushed hard for increased regulations on Uber and Lyft. Back in September, the PTC board voted to move ahead with regulations that mandate fingerprinting for drivers, annual car inspections, a ban on price surging during state of emergencies, and a 10-year age limit on cars. Read more about what these restrictions mean here.
Lock Your Doors at the Gas Pump
This kind of crime isn’t unheard of, but to see it on video is terrifying. As your pumping gas, someone opens your unlocked car door and steals your purse or wallet from the opposite side. Let this video serve as an eye-opener and remind you to LOCK your doors when getting gas.
After all the controversy and “exploding accidents” associated with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has recalled all of those models. They are facing a class-action lawsuit from customers. Injury cases are bound to occur, however this filing sites, time lost waiting for a new phone and still incurring charges for devices and plans they were unable to use.
Rear-End Crashes in Tampa
Rear-end crashes in Tampa happen every single hour. But do you know where they occur most often. In this data report by the Florida Department of Transportation you can find out even more than just rear-end data.We see clients come in every week because of injuries sustained from rear-end accidents. They most commonly occur on Fridays at 5PM. Surprising? No not really.
Fiat-Chrysler has recalled 224,000 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wranglers due to a sensor wire that can come loose, cutting off the signal to the airbags. No one has been hurt, the problem was found during company crash tests. Dealers will reroute the wiring at no cost to the owners.
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