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Monthly Archives: February 2022

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Tire Blowout Results In $9 Million Settlement

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The family of a man who sustained severe brain injuries in a tire blowout accident has reached a settlement with a wrecking crew company. Michelin Tires was also named in the lawsuit, but the majority of the liability fell on the company that owned the truck. The plaintiffs were able to prove that the… Read More »

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Negligent Hiring And Retention Claims In Truck Accident Lawsuits

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

It’s becoming more frequent to see “nuclear” verdicts against trucking companies filed by the grieving families of those wrongfully killed by their drivers. In these cases, the plaintiffs make accusations not only against the truck driver who was involved in the accident but the company that employed them. Generally speaking, all employers are liable… Read More »

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Trucker Gets $3 Million In Tire Blowout Crash

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A Pennsylvania trucker recently won $3 million from a jury after he alleged he suffered severe injury when one of the tires on his truck blew out. The blow-out caused the truck to overturn, which gives you some idea of how dangerous tire blowout accidents can be. The lawsuit was filed against Kumho Tire,… Read More »

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Woman Sues Truck Companies After 66 Vehicle Pile-UP

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A woman is suing two trucking companies and an SUV driver after an accident that caused a 66-car pile-up in Nebraska. The woman claims that the trucks were going too fast for the conditions. A winter storm had been moving through Nebraska the day of the crash. The pile-up closed a 1-mile stretch of… Read More »

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What Constitutes A “Serious Bodily Injury” Under Florida Law?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

While the Florida legislature continues its annual review of Florida’s “no-fault” system for car accidents, the rule remains on the books until that change has been made. In the meantime, most injuries are covered by your personal injury protection coverage which pays out regardless of whether or not you are to blame for the… Read More »

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Motorcycle Tire Blowout Lawsuit Results In Verdict For Defendants

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Tire blowout accidents can be difficult to win. In this case, the plaintiffs, who sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of a motorcycle tire blowout, failed to convince a jury that Michelin North America was responsible for the accident. Their claim was dismissed despite the severity of their injuries. How are tire companies negligent… Read More »

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State Of Louisiana Rejects Goodyear Appeal

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The State of Louisiana has rejected an appeal filed by Goodyear to reconsider a $7 million verdict against the American tire company. According to the plaintiff’s counsel, the client died when a G182 exploded during a “zipper failure” incident. Beading tires can be dangerous, especially when the tires are multi-piece tires. Those who work… Read More »

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Tragic Injury To Child Results In Squabble Over Money

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2008, a girl exited a school bus and was promptly hit by a truck. The girl is still alive, but in a persistent vegetative state. The family reached an $800,000 settlement with the defendant, but the medical expenses came to more than $800,000. Medicaid is now trying to recoup $300,000 under the state’s… Read More »

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