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Whistleblower Wins $24.3 Million From NHTSA Against Hyundai

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a whistleblower $24.3 million against his former employer, Hyundai, for reporting serious defects in Hyundai engines. In a statement issued by the whistleblower, he stated that the companies employed the catchphrase, “quality is our pride.” However, he also reported that the companies manufactured vehicles with several… Read More »

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Lawsuit Against Trucker Results In $7M Verdict

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The estate and family of a man who lost his life after a tractor-trailer collided with his pickup truck recently won a $7 million verdict. According to the plaintiffs, the trucker had attempted to make an unsafe and illegal U-turn when he collided with the pickup. The trucker had pulled the truck into oncoming… Read More »

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When Is The Trucking Company Negligent In A Truck Accident Lawsuit?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A simple truck accident lawsuit goes something like this. You are driving on the highway, and a truck attempts to merge into your lane. They don’t see you, and your car is struck by their truck. You spin out, you hit the rail, your car is damaged, and you have minor injuries. You file… Read More »

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What Are The Most Common Defective Auto Parts?

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While negligent drivers cause the majority of traffic accidents, defective auto parts contribute as well. The problem here is that when a necessary component fails in a moving vehicle, the consequences to the driver, passengers, and even other drivers on the road can be devastating. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most… Read More »

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The One Billion Trucking Verdict

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A Jacksonville trucking company was tapped to the tune of $1 billion in a trucking accident lawsuit after the jury awarded the plaintiffs punitive damages. The plaintiff was the estate and family of an 18-year-old man who was stopped in traffic after being struck by a different truck when another truck struck him from… Read More »

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Grisly Crash In Alabama Kills Five Children

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Five children in a van were killed when a semi-truck plowed into the back of an SUV and then swerved into the next lane. The driver of the van survived, but two of her children did not. She has filed a lawsuit against the trucking company that she says is responsible for her children’s… Read More »

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GM Sued for $100 Million Over Defective Tire Pressure System

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

General Motors is facing three wrongful death lawsuits all connected to a defective tire pressure monitoring system and wheel issues. According to the plaintiffs, GM knew about the TPMS defect and failed to issue a recall. All three plaintiffs hail from Texas where the lawsuit has been filed. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs… Read More »

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Terrible Accidents Leads To Allegations Against FedEx Driver

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FedEx and one of their drivers have been named in a lawsuit filed by the estates of 5 people who died in a terrible accident in Pennsylvania and several more who were seriously injured. Among the deaths was a child who was decapitated. Plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against the bus company that operated the… Read More »

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