Road Trip Tips: Are You Ready To Hit the Road?

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There’s nothing quite like a summer roadtrip. Music, the open road, and maybe a couple of your family members or friends along for the ride. While it may be the last thing you want to think about, there is always a possibility for an accident to occur during your trip. Here are some tips to help you be prepared in case your trip hits a snag.

Tip 1: Roadside Assistance Kit

Check to see if your car has a roadside assistance kit. If not you can make your own by getting reflective triangles, jumper cables, flashlight, bandages, a rain poncho, quick tire inflation kit, and nonperishable food and water to keep on hand in case something happens.

Tip 2: Getting Help

Many auto insurance plans offer roadside assistance as part of their coverage. If you don’t have roadside assistance coverage with your plan, you can still call to get help, however you may be required to cover the entire cost. 

Tip 3: Check Before Hitting the Road

Do an inspection of your car before heading out on your trip to make sure it’s in good working order and up to handling the task of a long drive. Check your tire pressure and make sure fluids such as oil and washer fluid are at safe levels and get them topped off or changed if necessary beforehand. 

Injured in a Car Accident?

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Honda Issues Another Recall Over Takata Airbags

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Honda is issuing another recall over the Takata airbags according to an article from USA Today.

1.6 Million Cars Recalled

The company announced the recall on Friday June 28th, 2019 which involves at least 1.6 million cars. Many of the cars who fall under the recall, are models ranging from the year 2003 all the way up until 2015. In addition to Honda, Acura models are also part of the recall.

Takata Airbag Dangers

The Takata airbags installed in many vehicles go even beyond just Honda and Acura cars. The airbags were found to be deploying shrapnel that could injure or kill the individuals driving the car when the airbags deployed, due to faulty inflators. Twenty-four people have died and many more have been injured as a result of the defective airbags.

Bankruptcy Problems

The Takata airbag problem has been so widespread that the company filed for bankruptcy in July of 2017.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured or hurt in a car accident, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or at (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents.