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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Woman Injured in Semi-Truck Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

One of the nice things about the coronavirus quarantine is that traffic fatalities are way down this quarter. With fewer drivers commuting from work to home and fewer still going out for entertainment, the roads may be one of the safest places you can be right now. That being said, trucks still need to be… Read More »

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Ford Hopes to Sway Supreme Court to Limit Liability Lawsuits

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There is a lawsuit now on the SCOTUS docket that could have a far-reaching impact for the legal rights of American consumers. The lawsuit, Bandemer v. Ford Motor Co. was set to be heard in April before being delayed by the coronavirus quarantine. Essentially, Ford is hoping to prevent consumers from filing lawsuits in… Read More »

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Jeep and Dodge Face Class-Action Related to Anti-Rollover Tech

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Owners of various Jeep vehicles and Dodge Rams have recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Jeep and Dodge related to the disconnect mechanism on the electronic sway bar is potentially defective. This technology prevents top-heavy vehicles like Jeeps from rolling over. If the mechanism fails, the vehicle could potentially rollover causing serious injury and… Read More »

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Which Auto Part Defects Cause the Most Accidents?

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While the most common cause of car accidents is still operator error, defective auto parts can contribute to accidents or even be the sole cause of accidents. When this happens, it’s generally not the driver who is held liable for the accident, but the company that manufactured the defective auto part. In this article,… Read More »

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Ford Begins Settling Claims Related to Defective Transmission

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Ford has begun settling claims related to their PowerShift automatic transmission according to recent documents. The claims could top $20,000 a piece. Vehicles that were found to have a defective transmission include the Ford Fiesta and the Ford Focus, which are compact and subcompact vehicles. An estimated 1.5 million vehicles were manufactured with the… Read More »

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Subaru Hopes to Dismiss Class-Action Lawsuit Involving Defective Windshields

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Automaker Subaru is facing a class-action lawsuit related to allegedly defective windshields. Recently, Subaru asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit against them citing jurisdictional issues and the failure to state a claim. The alleged defect in the windshield could affect up to 2.5 million vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that Subaru produced, marketed, and… Read More »

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GM Settles Ignition-Switch Lawsuit for $120M

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General Motors has reached a preliminary settlement over a faulty ignition switch. They have agreed to pay $120 million to settle claims related to the faulty ignition switch as part of a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the vehicle owners. The lawsuit has been making its way through the courts since 2014 and… Read More »

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How Many People Die Each Year Due to Tire Blowouts?

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In an age where it’s become commonplace to compare things to the coronavirus, is it also possible that tire blowouts cause more deaths than the virus? The answer, as a matter of fact, is no. Each year, there are roughly 78,000 crashes related to tire blowout accidents. Roughly 400 of those individuals will die… Read More »

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