Auto Defects

Settlement Challenged in Takata Air Bag Case

Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case against Takata airbag manufacturers (Takata Corp.) are calling for a delay in the finalization of the $1 billion settlement in the suit. The Pope McGlamry attorney, working on behalf of plaintiff Shonda McCall, stated in his court filing that… “the proposed plea agreement is wrought with unnecessary factual […]

How to Stay Safe During Holiday Travel

Are you ready for the holidays? Many people think that summer is the main time to worry about dangerous risks when traveling in a car. Specifically, tire blowouts tend to increase during the summer months due to increased heat and longer trips. But, did you know that holiday travel also accounts for a large portion […]

Top Attorney Tom Willingham Joins Pope McGlamry’s Auto Defects Practice

Atlanta, GA  (September 3, 2015) – Pope McGlamry P.C., is pleased to announce that attorney Tom Willingham has joined the Auto Defects Team at the firm’s Atlanta headquarters. Willingham focuses his practice on advising injury victims, primarily those who have been catastrophically injured or killed in automobile accidents as a result of defective automobiles. Throughout […]

Not All Seat Belt Buckles Are Created Equal

When a person gets in an automobile and buckles their seat belt, the expectation is that the seat belt will remain buckled and restrain and protect them in the event of a motor vehicle collision, including a vehicle rollover. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Pope McGlamry is currently working on a yet another case […]

Commercial Carrier Insurance Minimums Need to be Raised

The minimum liability-insurance-coverage amount for commercial truckers has not been raised in some thirty-five (35) years. The minimum-coverage amount currently stands at $750,000 – an amount set in 1980 that, according to the Trucking Alliance, is inadequate to cover 42% – nearing half – of all crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA) […]

Takata Airbag Recall: Largest Auto Recall in American History

This past week, the Takata airbag recall became the largest in American history with close to 36 million Takata-equipped vehicles now recalled since 2008. Several days ago, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan recalled 11.5 million additional Takata-equipped vehicles after discovering that their airbag inflators may have been improperly sealed, allowing moisture to seep into their propellants. […]

Airbag Litigation Consolidated as the NHTSA Fines Takata

Having filed class action lawsuits in Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri against Takata and Honda, attorneys at Pope McGlamry are at the forefront of the nationwide Takata airbag litigation proceedings. The litigation was recently consolidated before the Honorable Judge Federico Moreno of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Takata Airbag […]