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Recall for Ford Fusion and Escape for Rollaway Risk

Ford recently announced a recall for over 500,000 Escape and Fusion vehicles for rollaway concerns.  The affected vehicles include the 2013 and 2014 Ford Escape and 2013 through 2016 Ford Fusion.  Ford discovered that a bushing that attaches to the shifter cable can degrade and detach.  When the shifter cable bushing detaches, the vehicle may not be in the gear showing on the gear selector.

Why are There so Many Vehicle Recalls Lately?

It is difficult to open a newspaper, read a news website or turn on the TV news without seeing yet another car recall. It seems every day, a new recall is issued for another vehicle. But, are the incidences of recall increasing?

Christina Gill Roseman Is Speaker at Jury Selection Seminar

Attorney Christina Gill Roseman recently was a presenter at the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania's program entitled Jury Selection Process in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.  The seminar covered jury selection, also known as voir dire, in both federal and state court.  Ms. Roseman addressed the recent Court decision of Trigg v. Children's Hospital, how the decision impacted the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and proposed changes to the Allegheny County jury selection process.

Digital license plates: The point being?

Europe has a new digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to the digital age you might not have cared too much about this, but the internet means we are a global community. Hence, U.S. consumers tapped into the web through smartphones and other network-connected devices have recently received scads of notices from American companies about updates to their privacy terms. And let's not forget Facebook and apparent data privacy issues.

Electronics are a fact of life whether you live in Pennsylvania or another part of the country. And while proponents of the technological revolution tout the trend in terms of convenience and connected coolness, there's growing research suggesting that electronic gadgets are a greater source of hazard by distraction than help.

How safe is your electric vehicle?

Many consider electric vehicles, or EVs, the future of automobiles. For people concerned about climate change and those looking to be on the cutting edge of technology, cars like the Tesla have an inescapable draw. These cars, while alluring, may contain a hidden danger that could give many drivers pause.

While the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, the underlying technology is not as widely understood as traditional vehicles. The basics of internal combustion engines are simple for most to grasp because it has real moving parts that you can see up close. Electrical vehicles, however, rely on lithium ion batteries, much like your smart phone, and there are concerns about what will happen if they catch fire.

Attorney Christina Gill Roseman Named as a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

Christina Gill Roseman has been named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. This is a designation voted on by other attorneys and is an honor awarded to only 5% of attorneys in the state. Ms. Roseman is the ONLY attorney in Pittsburgh practicing in consumer law to be included in the 2018 Super Lawyers list. Ms. Roseman was also named to the Super Lawyers list in 2014, 2016 and 2017.DSC_0032 (2).JPG

Ford issues steering wheel recall

If you thought your automaker would never steer you wrong - think again. Ford Motor Company issued a recall recently for 1.4 million vehicles due to a risk of steering wheel detachment, according to the Wall Street Journal. The recall affects the 2014-2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars in North America. If you own a vehicle covered in this recall, it is important to understand your rights as a consumer and how to replace the defective steering wheel.

What's the problem?

One in ten crashes caused by drowsy driving

A recent AAA study has found that one in ten car crashes is caused by a sleepy or sleeping driver. Researchers analyzed the faces of drivers caught on dashboard cameras moments before accidents happened. They calculated how long a person’s eyes stayed closed to determine how drowsy they were. From this, they concluded 10 percent of car crashes are due to driver fatigue.

Elevated crash rates

Exploding sunroofs: Are you at risk?

Many car buyers specifically look for vehicles with a sunroof. Sunroofs range from standard size to panoramic in size and provide increased sunlight and stunning views while enjoying a family road trip.

Unfortunately, there are numerous reports that these windows come with a surprising risk -- explosion.

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