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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Truck Driver Killed in Fatal Blowout Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

An Orange County truck driver lost his life when a tire on his Mack truck blew out causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The accident occurred on the I-84. The Mack truck, which was a brand new 2020 model, was driven by 72-year-old David Harp. Harp was the only person killed in… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Hit Snag in Defective Windshield Lawsuit Against Subaru

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Attorneys for Subaru have raised several key points in a class-action lawsuit alleging that their windshields are defective. Customers began reporting encountering seemingly random windshield chips and cracks that could potentially cause accidents. The plaintiffs allege that some Subaru vehicles hand windshields that are prone to cracking. Subaru, of course, denies the claim. In… Read More »

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The Summer is Here; It’s Time to Check Your Tires

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With July already on us, it’s been time to check your tires for a while now. Summer heat does a number of nasty things to tires. This can result in tire blowouts, tread separation, sidewall failure, and more. When this happens while your car is in motion, it can result in a severe (even… Read More »

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Mavis Tire Targeted in Fatal Limo Accident

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Mavis Tire is among the named defendants in a lawsuit that revolves around a fatal limo accident that cost twenty people their lives. This accident occurred in Saratoga Springs, NY, an area famed for their horse track racing. According to the passengers, the limo’s brakes were faulty and this is what led directly to… Read More »

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Subaru Files Motion to Dismiss in Defective WIndshield Lawsuit

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Several Subaru owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company after claiming that their windshields are defective and prone to spontaneously cracking. Drivers say that Subaru dealerships refused to either compensate or fix the damaged windshields instead blaming their customers’ driving habits. They also say that Subaru failed to inform them prior to… Read More »

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Mustang Owners Suing Ford Over Defective Manual Transmission

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Recently, Ford agreed to buy back vehicles with defective automatic transmissions from the Focus and Fiesta vehicles. The buy back could cost Ford nearly half a billion dollars. Now, Ford is facing another problem, this time with their flagship muscle car, the Mustang. The worst part of the problem is that the affected transmissions… Read More »

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Arkansas Court of Appeals Upholds Ruling Against Hankook Tire

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The issue in this lawsuit was quality control. In 2016, Hankook Tire lost a verdict to a plaintiff who was severely injured after a tire blowout caused him to be ejected through the windshield of a dump truck. Hankook appealed the decision, but the verdict was upheld with prejudice, meaning they will not be… Read More »

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Woman, 39, Killed in Tire Blowout Accident

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A 39-year-old Mississippi woman lost her life after her vehicle left the road and struck a number of trees. Highway Patrol said that the culprit was a blown tire. According to the report, the woman was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. Does that mean that her family wouldn’t be… Read More »

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One Left Dead in Tire Blowout Accident

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A tire blowout accident has left one man dead. The vehicles involved were one sedan and a pickup truck. The pickup truck merged into the left-hand lane when the sedan suffered a tire blowout. The sedan, which was positioned in the right-hand lane, hit the pickup truck causing the vehicle to roll over. The… Read More »

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New Jersey Man Killed After Tire Blowout Accident

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A New Jersey man is dead after his van overturned during a tire blowout accident. The accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County. Witnesses said they saw the van traveling north on the parkway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The van began to spin out and eventually overturned… Read More »

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