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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Tire_Inspection

Meineke Hit With $12.5M Verdict For Inspection Failure

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Meineke paid $12.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought about by a woman who claimed that the facility failed to catch a problem with her tire. The tire blew out causing a crash that nearly killed the woman two days later. Meineke had told the woman that her tires had been inspected. In rare… Read More »

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Your GM Warranty Does Not Cover Design Flaws

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Canada after a Chevy Equinox driver’s engine failed. The plaintiff contends that the design of the engine allowed it to leak oil into the rest of the vehicle resulting in total engine failure. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against GM claiming that the vehicle was negligently designed…. Read More »

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Dodge Rams Recalled For Wheel Risk

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

500,000 Dodge Rams have recently been recalled over a risk that the wheels can literally come off the vehicles. Fiat-Chrysler announced that the problem was related to faulty lug nuts. The company says that user manuals contained the wrong torque specifications which can lead the lug nuts being tightened too much. This could cause… Read More »

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Major Car Seat Manufacturer Faces Wrongful Death Of Child Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Britax Child Safety, one of the foremost manufacturers of child safety seats in the nation, is facing a lawsuit filed by the parents of a child who died in one of their car seats. The parents allege that the child safety seat was designed defectively which made the seat not “crashworthy”. In other words,… Read More »

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Federal Judge Halts Trial After Lawyer Violates Gag Order

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A federal judge halted a lawsuit against a trucking company whose driver was involved in an accident that took the lives of six people. The attorney, who is representing four of the six estates, sent a press release to the media in violation of a rule issued from the bench. The federal trial judge… Read More »

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Audi Announces Recall Of A3 Models Over Airbag Concerns

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Audi recently announced that it was recalling all of its A3 models from 2013 to 2020 due to concerns over the airbag system. All modern vehicles have a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) which can scan the passenger seat to determine if there is a passenger sitting in it. According to Audi, this system… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Or Survival? Understanding Your Options After A Fatal Injury In Florida

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

After a fatal injury in Florida, many families are practically stunned and numb, unable to react or even catch their breath long enough to take legal actions. Sadly, this is what insurance companies and large businesses are counting on. At Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we’ve represented many injured people and helped families who… Read More »

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From Software Defects To Integrated Electronics: The Evolution Of The Modern Recall

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In recent years, it has become more commonplace for car owners to be issued recalls over software problems. While most of these folks groan over having to bring their vehicles to the dealership for updates, the security in place is there so that random hackers can’t break into the systems control on your car…. Read More »

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Kia And Hyundai Fire Issues Persist Even After Recall

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

An investigation conducted by journalists determined that even after the recall of over 1 million Hyundais and Kias, the issue that causes the vehicles to suddenly burst into flames is still threatening owners. The problem was identified several months ago and Kia and Hyundai were fined in relation to their failure to report the… Read More »

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