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Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Trucking Companies, Traffic Accidents, and Legal Woes: The State of the Industry

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When the pandemic first occurred, Americans were terrified to hear accounts from Tyson and other essential service providers that “the supply chain was breaking”. In other words, these companies would no longer be able to provide goods and services to American grocery stores. It was our logistics companies that paved the way for these… Read More »

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Auto Recall Bundling: What is it? Why is it Dangerous?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A recent study showed that automakers tend to hide their own recalls by announcing recalls at the same time other companies announce recalls. This causes a delay in initiating the recall and can potentially leave dangerous vehicles on the streets longer. However, from the automaker’s perspective, they can hide behind the recalls of others…. Read More »

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Proposed Texas Bill Removes Vicarious Liability for Truck Companies

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Here’s a terrifying proposition: What if trucking companies were no longer required to pay for liability insurance? Instead, the entire bill would fall on the individual trucker. In a world where logistics is suffering from a lack of drivers, such legislation being proposed in Texas would put the entire liability for an accident at… Read More »

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Delivery Truck Driver Blamed for Death of Security Guard

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A security guard at an upscale gated community in Las Vegas lost his life as he was trying to help a delivery truck driver back out of a spot. The family of 61-year-old Mark Streit has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against RC Wiley for whom the delivery driver worked for and the gated… Read More »

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Police Officer Dies in Single-Car Tire Blowout Crash

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Yes, tire blowouts are dangerous, even potentially fatal. A Miccosukee police officer lost his life after his cruiser suffered a tire blowout on Interstate 75. Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez lost control of his police cruiser after the rear tire blew. The cruiser rolled over several times before coming to a stop on a median…. Read More »

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Safety Watchdogs Call on Biden to Overhaul the NHTSA

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Have you ever wondered which agencies actually shut down during a government shut down? Well, now you know, the NHTSA is among them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for handling a number of major consumer auto issues. These include researching auto crashes, especially when a defective auto part is involved. Auto… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Precipitates Crash Between Box Truck and Tractor-Trailer

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A tractor-trailer suffered a tire blowout while making its way to its destination. The driver, sensing the tire had blown, attempted to pull the tractor-trailer over on the side of the road. Before that could happen, however, his vehicle was struck by a box truck that had failed to stop quickly enough after the… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Accident Sends Two to Hospital

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Two were sent to the hospital after a 21-year-old woman lost control of her car following a tire blowout. The vehicle reportedly was sent airborne on I-75, striking a barrier before it collided with another car. The vehicle then burst into flames. Both victims were airlifted to the hospital. The Accident As soon as… Read More »

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