Takata Agrees to $1 Billion Dollar Fine

In a Detroit courtroom on Monday February 27, the fate was decided for the Takata Corporation.
Yoichiro Nomuro, Takata’s finance chief, entered a guilty plea of one count of wire fraud and has agreed to pay a $1 billion fine for concealing a defect of millions of air bag inflators.
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225,000 Kansas Vehicles Subject to Takata Recall

Takata, the airbag manufacturer, has been under scrutiny for dangerous defects in air bags.
There is an astronomical 50 percent chance that in a collision, an unrepaired airbag could spew metal fragments into the passenger compartment, causing major injuries and in some cases death.
Simply go to http://safercar.gov/vin and input your VIN …

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Can I Sue for a Car and Bike Accident?

Car and bike accident? Call Patterson Legal Group 888-687-2400

Have you been injured in an accident involving a car and a bike? Generally you can bring a claim or sue if you were involved in an accident that was caused by someone else.
Show Me The Insurance
The first question a lawyer will ask when evaluating a car and bike accident …

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How much money can I get for a shoulder injury?

How much money can I get for a shoulder injury? Call Patterson Legal Group 888-687-2400

A lawsuit for a shoulder injury can range in value. In order to determine a settlement value of a claim, an insurance company will estimate on the lower end of what they think a jury in Kansas or Missouri will award. If you, or your lawyer, submit a demand to …

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Life Insurance Policy?

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Life Insurance Policy? Call Patterson Legal Group at 888-687-2400

In most instances, a person who receives the proceeds of a life insurance policy does not have to pay federal or state income tax on those proceeds.  In Kansas and Missouri, the person who receives the death benefit (the beneficiary) does not have to declare the proceeds as taxable income.
There …

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No Insurance, Don’t Blame Me

“No Pay, No Play” was signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback in 2011.  Because of this law, uninsured drivers can’t make a claim for pain and suffering. Drivers who do not have a basic, state-required personal injury protection (PIP) policy at the time of an accident will not have …

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Minimum Auto Insurance Across State Lines

Minimum Auto Insurance Across State Lines

When you drive across state lines, most auto insurance policies automatically adjust to the minimum insurance coverages required by the state where you are physically present. If your auto insurance policy coverage from a different state is already higher than a different state’s minimum coverage requirement, your coverage will remain …

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How to Search for Kansas Accident Reports

Patterson Legal Group Tells You How to Search for Kansas Accident Reports

The police officer that first responds to an accident should provide you with information on how to obtain a copy of the accident or police report.  This report can be very important in terms of evidence if there is a personal injury claim, so it becomes very important for you …

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Why Do I Have to Pay Back Personal Injury Protection (PIP)?

In Kansas accidents, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are generally available for motor vehicle accidents.  PIP coverage is often the first responsible payer for the medical bills related to an accident.  If you were not at fault for causing and accident, and you make a recovery from a person who …

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