En Español

Category: Car Defects

Feds Ask Takata & Automakers To Initiate Recall Over Airbags

By Brian Chase on November 19, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertFederal auto safety regulators are calling on Japanese automotive supplier, Takata, as well as several automakers to initiate a nationwide recall of certain driver’s side airbags rather than the current regional actions limited to states with high humidity.

According to a USA Today news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said it is taking this action because of a new incident in North Carolina where the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was …Read the rest »


Honda Issues Recall After Another Death Linked To Takata Airbag

By Brian Chase on November 17, 2014 - No comments

Honda RecallAs federal officials increase scrutiny over defective Takata airbags, Honda has confirmed that the driver of one of its cars died in July after a Takata airbag exploded.

According to a New York Times news report, this is the fifth death linked to the defective airbags.

The latest report is about a driver who was pregnant when she was killed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Her unborn baby …Read the rest »


Takata Knew About And Hid Airbag Dangers From Consumers

By Brian Chase on November 10, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertOur auto defect lawyers have been following with great interest the development in the Takata airbag recall, which has affected millions of vehicles and consumers.

The New York Times released a report this week stating that the Japanese manufacturer, Takata, secretly conducted tests on 50 airbags it received from scrapyards and knew about the problem of exploding airbags in 2004, about 10 years ago.

According to the Times, during these secret tests, the …Read the rest »


Ford Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Crash Risks

By Brian Chase on November 6, 2014 - No comments

ford vehicle recallFord Motor Company has said that it is issuing five new recall campaigns covering more than 200,000 vehicles in North America including one that has been linked to a crash and some for defective airbags and fire hazards.

According to a report in The Detroit News, Ford is recalling 38,645 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles for possible improper repair in a prior recall for an issue with the steering shaft.

This improper repair could cause drivers of these vehicles to …Read the rest »


Fix For Exploding Airbags More Lethal Than The Problem?

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertSo far, at least 8 million vehicles manufactured by 10 different automakers have been recalled because of defective airbags that can explode and injure passengers with shrapnel.

According to a CNN Money news report, although these vehicles with the defective airbags have been recalled, the manufacturer of those faulty airbags, Takata, does not have enough replacement airbags to fix …Read the rest »


Feds Issue Massive Alert Over Defective Takata Airbags

By Brian Chase on October 28, 2014 - No comments

Airbag Failure AlertFederal auto safety regulators have issued a rare alert to drivers of more than 4.7 million vehicles with defective airbags, which may fail to deploy in a crash or explode with tremendous force before any collision.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked owners of the vehicles to have them inspected as soon as possible, especially if they live in …Read the rest »


Share this:

See All Awards, Ratings and Reviews

The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

Bisnar | Chase • 1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog

The Problem of Overmedication in California’s Nursing Homes

One of the major concerns we, as California nursing home abuse lawyers have, is the excessive use of antipsychotic drugs in these care facilities. The truth is that antipsychotic medications are

read article

Records Show Takata Sought Patents for Safer Airbags

Airbag patent filings show researchers for airbag manufacturer Takata looked for ways to make the safety devices more durable and the explosive propellant inside them more stable for decades before

read article

Zillow Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit in Orange County Office

Zillow has been slapped with another employment lawsuit in Orange County alleging that sales employees in the office engaged in age discrimination against one of their co-workers. According to the

read article


Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case.

Bisnar Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

Copyright © 1999- Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys - All rights reserved.

SLS Consulting