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December 2015 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Another Fatality in U.S. Caused by Defective Takata Air Bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced another fatality has been linked to a defective Takata air bag, bringing the total to eight deaths in the U.S. The death was related to a car accident that occurred on July 22, 2015, where a minor had been severely injured

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just a few days away. This is a time of celebration for families across the country, but it’s also a time where people engage in binge drinking. There is usually a spike in dui accidents and fatalities during the holidays, bringing tragedy instead of

New Crash Safety Ratings Will Raise Bar for Auto Accident Avoidance

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently proposed a major change to the five-star crash safety ratings implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new ratings, expected to go into effect in 2019, will add advanced crash avoidance technology, increased emphasis on pedestrian safety, and improved collision testing.

Seniors Encouraged to Remain Active for Older Driver Awareness Week

This week is Older Driver Awareness Week, where senior citizens and their families are encouraged to be more aware of mobility and transportation issues affecting drivers as they age. Part of an ongoing program by The American Occupational Therapy Association, the week is promoting awareness of a different aspect that

Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5 Million for Role in BP Oil Spill

On Nov. 30, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was ordered to pay $159.5 million in environmental penalties due to the 2010 BP oil spill. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation owned 25 percent of the Deepwater Horizon oil drill rig, which exploded, killing 11 workers and causing the largest offshore oil spill in United States