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Tire Blowout Results in Two Being ‘Ejected’ from SUV

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A rollover crash resulted in severe injuries to one woman while sending two others to the hospital recently. A GMC Envoy was driving in the left-hand lane of the I-94 when one of the tires blew out causing the vehicle to roll over several times before coming to a stop. Two of the four… Read More »

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Jury Finds in Favor of Michelin in Tire Blowout Lawsuit

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A recent verdict did not go the plaintiff’s way after the jury returned with a unanimous verdict in favor or Michelin North America and Takata Corp. The plaintiff, Stevette Dukes, claimed that the Michelin tire on his 2005 Chevy Trailblazer blew out and the Takata seat belt he was using contributed to his life-changing… Read More »

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The Case of the Exploding Snowblower Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

While we may not get a lot of snow down here in Florida, our neighbors to the north have special concerns when it comes to tires. Not only do they need tires suited to snowy and icy conditions, but they also need snowblowers. While it may not be readily apparent for us, snowblowers do… Read More »

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Goodyear Forced to Pay $33 Million in G286A Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Goodyear was forced to pay $33 million following the death of Ramiro Munoz. Munoz, who worked as a teacher and city manager in Carrizo Springs, Texas was killed in 2013 when his car was hit head-on by a cement truck fitted with a Goodyear G286A “Super Single” that had blown out. This isn’t the… Read More »

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Liable Parties in Tire Blowout Lawsuits

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

One of the biggest questions that must be answered in a tire blowout lawsuit is: Who is liable for the accident. There can, in fact, be multiple possibilities here. It doesn’t always fall on the tire manufacturer. In fact, it’s fairly rare that a tire blowout is caused by the manufacturer. When the manufacturer… Read More »

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Nail Blamed for Tire Blowout

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

An East Carolina student is dead after police say that a stray nail caused a fatal tire blowout in December. The student, Mariah Moore, suffered a tire blowout that caused her to lose control of the car. The car swerved into oncoming traffic where it was struck head-on by another car. Police say that… Read More »

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