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February 2014 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Distracted Teen Drivers Get a Boost from Technology

A 2011 study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationdemonstrates that 21 percent of teenage drivers involved in fatal auto accidents were using a mobile phone. Fortunately, there is new technology being developed which may help keep teen drivers safer on our roadways. There have been several apps created to

U.S. Oil Companies Fined for Mislabeling Crude Shipments in First Move after Series of Derailments

A total of three oil companies were fined $93,000 in North Dakota on Tuesday for wrongfully classifying fuel shipments. According to the Department of Transportation, Marathon Oil Corp, Hess Corp and Whiting Petroleum Corp were cited for incorrectly classifying cargo tanks hauling crude oil from the field to the railroad.

Strengthening Oil Safety Measures on the Railroad

According the U.S. Transportation Department and the Association of American Railroads, railroad oil trains are to slow down from 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour through major cities, inspect tracks more often, and bolster emergency response planning along routes with trains carrying up to three million gallons of

Car Reliability Drops

According to a recent study by J.D. Power, car reliability has decreased to an unseen low since 1998. In fact, the average 2011 model year vehicle has 133 problems per 100 vehicle, which is a six percent increase compared to the 2013 survey. Contact our car accident attorneys in Baton

Talcum powder use and ovarian cancer in females.

A recent study exhibits an association between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer in females. Johnson & Johnson is a large pharmaceutical company for a great range of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and hygiene products, has steadily issued safety warnings and product recalls. Talcum powder cancer lawsuits are among the many product