More Regulation Isn’t Going to Shut Down Trucking School Scams

August 11th, 2015 Federal and California State officials said that at least 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each in bribes to state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employees for fake California commercial drivers licenses (CDL). Immediately following the news and after further investigation, the DMV revoked over 600 CDL that they found...

How Can New Crash Tests Make Automakers Increase Backseat Safety?

Automobiles used to be literal metal death traps, so crash data scientists and automotive engineers naturally spent decades examining crash patterns and innovating safer vehicles. By necessity, auto manufacturers focused on the most deadly aspects of cars, so front seat safety was a higher priority over the relatively safer back seats. "Relatively" is the key...

Violations Found During the Roadside Inspection Blitzes Are Nothing to Brag About

Admittedly, truck safety inspections are one of those topics (like tax law, insurance coverage, and federal regulation) that doesn't stir up a lot of excitement. Enforcing truck safety regulations is something that largely takes place outside of the general public's consciousness, but that doesn't make it unimportant. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a...

How Concerned Should I Be about News Reports of Electric Bicycles Catching on Fire?

I first heard about electric bicycles (aka e-bikes) catching fire when a writer for the United Kingdom-based newspaper The Guardian wrote a piece stating that in 2022 there were "about 200 fires and six deaths" in New York alone due to e-bike fires and that, in November 2022, an e-bike fire in an apartment "became...

How Badly Hurt Do I Have to Be to Pursue a Product Liability Claim?

People have some pretty extreme ideas and opinions about lawsuits. On one end of the spectrum, there are individuals that believe a lawsuit is a horrible, evil mechanism that allows people to unjustly cheat others out of money. These individuals tend to view lawsuits as frivolous and assume a smooth-talking lawyer could help anyone with...

Pedestrian Accidents—Not Poisoned Candy—Are the Real Risk on Halloween

A brief intro from Michael Grossman. Many of us here at Grossman Law Offices are parents. Like most parents, we worry about our kids. Unlike most parents, however, we are confronted daily with painful reminders of just how often children perish in traffic accidents. The one takeaway from our years of representing families who have...

What Do I Do If a Uber or Lyft Driver Hits Me?

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are a fact of life in many areas. Given the rideshare company's recent arrival on the scene and its unconventional business model, many questions arise from crashes involving a rideshare driver. What happens if a rideshare driver hits you? Who is a fault, the ridesharing company or the...

Did a Car Seat Defect Cause My Child’s Injuries?

Every parent wants the best for their child, and that includes car seats. While many parents spend hours researching the safest car seats for their little ones, I think many wouldn't even consider that the highly-rated car seat they purchased at the end of that search still might fail when it's needed most. To make...