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Car Accidents Caused by Tire Failure

Car accidents are far too common but some can be prevented. According to safecar.gov, nearly 11,000 accidents a year are caused by tire failure. While some of these may be caused by aging tires, a car accident caused by tire failure could be the result of a defective tire offered for sale. Tire failure an… read more

Goodyear Tire Recall Affects More Than 6,000 GM SUVs

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has announced a new recall of tires that includes as many as 45,500 tires installed in many General Motors SUVs. The company says that the recall is linked to possible defects in the tire tread. The company became aware of those defects during endurance testing. General Motors has already taken… read more

Nexen Tire Complaints from Consumers Overview

While Nexen tires have been the subject of some consumer complaints, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, there are no recorded recalls. The following takes a look at each of the three tire lines about which consumers issued complaints to the NHTSA, and what your options are if involved in an accident… read more

Goodyear Recalls 48,500 Fortera HL Tires

Cracks in tire tread can increase the risk of a tire blowout when the vehicle is in operation. It can lead to loss of tire pressure, then tire failure, and then an accident in some cases. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company recently announced a recall of 48,512 Fortera HL P255/65R18 109S tires because of cracks… read more

Enjoy bicycling in Florida? Take the Cycling Savvy Course

Most bicyclists can benefit from continuing education and training that help them become more competent bicyclists. In such cases, however, bicyclists don’t need a beginner training class. What they need is a program that empowers them to become more confident riders and avoid accident risks. The Cycling Savvy course was developed for the Florida Bicycle… read more

Tire Dry Rot – What It Is, How to Spot It & Liability for Accidents

All vehicle owners should know what tire dry rot is, how to spot it, and what to do if their tires have it. Meanwhile, if it causes an accident, talk to an attorney about liability. In some cases, a manufacturer may be liable if the dry rot was due to a defect in the tire…. read more

Gated Community Liability for Injuries

The term “gated community” brings to mind images of privacy and security. Security is a common reason some homeowners decide to buy properties in these communities. But crime still can and does occur in gated community. Some argue that gated communities foster a sense of false security among residents, who may not be as diligent… read more

Work and Construction Injury Statistics for Florida

The Department Of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks injury and illness statistics across the country, including in Florida. The non-fatal workplace injury rate in Florida was 3.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2010, the last year the data was available, according to the BLS. The rate for injuries requiring days away from work… read more

Chalik & Chalik sponsors Survivors Scholarship

Chalik & Chalik Law Offices is proud to sponsor the Survivors Scholarship. The scholarship aims to assist individuals who have survived a serious medical diagnosis. We are proud to support these survivors as they move forward in their lives and pursue new opportunities. The $1,000 scholarship is open to those attending college or law school… read more

Hazards to Look for When Renting an Apartment

From mold-contaminated interiors to lack of adequate fire escapes, your apartment could conceal a number of dangers that place you at risk for serious injury. Keep your eyes open when renting an apartment and look for hazards that your landlord has failed to mention.  Landlord Obligations to Reveal Hazards  Under Florida law as well as… read more

Are You Buying Dangerous Counterfeit Tires?

While there are many counterfeit products that consumers might come across, ranging from clothing to handbags to watches and more, counterfeit tires are an unexpected development. The following reviews a scary report of the discovery of counterfeit tires, and what you should do as a consumer when purchasing tires.             … read more

4 Safety Tips for Boating at Night

You may be a good boater or seaman by day, but nighttime excursions on the water are a whole new ball game. Low light conditions and drastically reduced visibility increases risks of  boat accidents. It’s important to be fully trained and prepared and follow basic safety rules when you hit the water for some nighttime… read more

Flaws in Tire Identification, Registration, and Recall System

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failure causes approximately 11,000 accidents per year, some of which lead to serious injuries or fatalities. But how do consumers know when a tire is at risk of failure and requires replacement? Some experts argue that there are flaws in the tire identification, registration and recall… read more

Pool Drowning Dangers: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Nearly 1,000 children in the U.S. drowned in 2011, and swimming pools were the most common site for youth drowning accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drowning statistics are just as troubling. Martin Eichelberger, MD, president and CEO of Safe Kids and director of emergency trauma and burn services at… read more

2014’s Most Dangerous Tires

2014 was a big year for tire recalls with 55 – the most since 2008. Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. had the most tires recalled with 2,454,340 tires spread over 14 recalls. American Pacific Industries Inc. had the most recalls at 18, and ITG Voma Corporation also saw 664,230 tires recalled. Tire recalls are almost always for… read more

Chalik & Chalik Award Scholarship to Cancer Survivor

The First Annual Survivor’s Scholarship was awarded to Marissa Ierna, a student at the University of North Florida. Marissa was chosen, not only for moving past her medical challenges, but also because of her efforts in helping others with cancer. The scholarship, offered by Chalik & Chalik Law Offices, is meant to help those whose… read more

Preventing Deadly Scaffolding Accidents

An estimated 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds frequently, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Scaffolding may involve some common types of construction site injuries – each year, 4,500 workers are injured, and 50 workers die in scaffolding accidents. Not only do scaffolding accidents affect workers and families, but they… read more

NHTSA Asked to Conduct Investigation on Hercules Tires

In August 2013, 24-year-old Krystal Cantu lost her left arm in a rollover accident caused by the faulty Capitol Precision Trac II tire on the 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac in which she was riding. As a result of that accident, ITG Voma recalled 95,000 Capitol Precision Trac II tires in October of that year…. read more

Tire Defects: Moisture and Foreign Matter Cured into the Tire

When objects or moisture is trapped in the tire during the curing process, it can cause tread or belt separations, which can lead to blowouts and accidents. Tire companies have a responsibility to ensure the tires they manufacture are safe and free from defects. If they make a mistake and their defects cause a consumer… read more

Motorcycle and Alcohol Impairment Facts

According to motorcycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 2,030 people killed in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents. Forty-three percent of these motorcyclists were under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher at the time of the wreck. Twenty-seven percent of motorcyclists… read more