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Goodyear Faces Shareholder Lawsuits Over G159

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Goodyear is facing shareholder lawsuits after the numerous tire liability lawsuits it’s faced over the much-maligned G159. The G159, which was originally developed for residential delivery trucks, was marketed for motorhomes and RVs. However, the needs of an RV are quite different than a residential delivery truck. RVs are expected to travel vast distances… Read More »

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Driver Charged after Tires Come Off Bus

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A bus heading to New York caused a major accident after both wheels came off the left side causing both the tires and the rims to dislodge and head into traffic. The tire, laying flat in the center lane, was hit by a tractor-trailer which spun out of control, crashed, and then erupted into… Read More »

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What is a Smart Tire?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The era of smart tires is upon us. While they aren’t ready to hit the market just yet and are still in the preliminary stages of securing capital, companies are hoping to cash in on an era where just about everything is wired into the internet. Smart refrigerators, smart locks, smart thermostats and more… Read More »

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National Guardsman Discovers Defect in Tires Leading to Improved Safety

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When you hear about multi-million dollar verdicts in the paper, that is very bad news. Someone lost their life or was paralyzed or otherwise sustained injuries that they will have to endure for the rest of their lives. That’s what a very high verdict means. It cannot, in earnest, be celebrated. Last spring, CW2… Read More »

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Blown Tire Blamed in Fatal Crash

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The 35-year-old driver of a dump truck was killed after the tire of his truck blew out resulting in a fatal crash. Sherrod Percell was driving on I-65 in Tennessee. The blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. He ended up veering off the road and his truck rolled over several… Read More »

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Tennessee Family Speaks Out After Fatal Bus Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2013, a young man was coming back from a fishing trip with his father, brother, and friends. In the opposite direction, a North Carolina church bus was heading home after a music festival. The front rear tire on the bus blew causing the driver to lose control, careen across the median, and slam… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Tire Liability Claims

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Tire defect lawsuits are filed under a theory of product liability. Product liability has several unique features that are different from other kinds of tort or injury lawsuits. For instance, it is presumed that when a company manufactures a product for public consumption, they have an implied duty to ensure that product is safe… Read More »

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