Airbag Safety

 Airbags have been a staple in American cars for almost twenty years. The bags are intended to reduce the force of impact for a body in a collision. The first airbags were placed in the steering wheel, but as the technology developed there are airbags also placed near doors and other points of potential impact…

Car Technology Litigation

 During the past several years Toyota has had to endure litigation concerning the technology in its vehicles that assists with driving. Several plaintiffs have filed suit alleging that a defect in the car caused unintended acceleration in the vehicle. While the early cases focused on things like car mats and gas pedals, later arguments began…

Driverless Cars and Liability

 It has recently been reported that Apple is in talks with major car companies over the possibility of building what is being called in the news as an “Apple Car”.  This car is reported to be a self-driving vehicle equipped with Apple technology.  This is also an exciting prospect given the fact that Google has…

Robot-Assisted Surgery

 Surgeons have been testing and using robotic devices to assist them in surgery. Increasingly, these robotic devices are performing the actual work while a surgeon is dictating and monitoring the movements. The benefit is that the surgery is possibly less invasive and the patient will have a shorter recovery time. Hospitals can accommodate more patients…

Police Hope State-wide Ban on Hand Held Devices Will Ease Enforcement and Save Lives

 The various regions of Illinois have had disparate ordinances and regulations concerning the use of hand held cell phones. Some locations prohibited the use while others restricted hand held use under certain circumstances. Needless to say, drivers have been confused. On January 1, 2014, a new statewide ban on the use of a hand held…