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What is a Smart Tire?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The era of smart tires is upon us. While they aren’t ready to hit the market just yet and are still in the preliminary stages of securing capital, companies are hoping to cash in on an era where just about everything is wired into the internet. Smart refrigerators, smart locks, smart thermostats and more… Read More »

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National Guardsman Discovers Defect in Tires Leading to Improved Safety

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When you hear about multi-million dollar verdicts in the paper, that is very bad news. Someone lost their life or was paralyzed or otherwise sustained injuries that they will have to endure for the rest of their lives. That’s what a very high verdict means. It cannot, in earnest, be celebrated. Last spring, CW2… Read More »

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Blown Tire Blamed in Fatal Crash

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The 35-year-old driver of a dump truck was killed after the tire of his truck blew out resulting in a fatal crash. Sherrod Percell was driving on I-65 in Tennessee. The blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. He ended up veering off the road and his truck rolled over several… Read More »

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Tennessee Family Speaks Out After Fatal Bus Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2013, a young man was coming back from a fishing trip with his father, brother, and friends. In the opposite direction, a North Carolina church bus was heading home after a music festival. The front rear tire on the bus blew causing the driver to lose control, careen across the median, and slam… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Tire Liability Claims

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Tire defect lawsuits are filed under a theory of product liability. Product liability has several unique features that are different from other kinds of tort or injury lawsuits. For instance, it is presumed that when a company manufactures a product for public consumption, they have an implied duty to ensure that product is safe… 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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E-Scooters Come to South Florida

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have recently noticed a new trend in urban transportation – electric scooters. These e-scooters are taking the country by storm, popping up in just about every major city. In places with year round sunshine and great weather, like Miami, the trend is growing even faster. As with… Read More »

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Lug Nut Lawsuit Tossed

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A class-action lawsuit involving bad lug nuts was tossed out of court this month when the judge presiding over the case determined that the plaintiffs had not provided enough evidence to proceed. The suit was filed in 2017 when owners complained that delaminating lug nuts resulted in out-of-pocket costs, safety concerns, and a loss… Read More »

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Tire Valve Stem Class Action Hits Bump in the Road

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A product liability lawsuit against Chrysler has been partially dismissed. Plaintiffs claimed that tire valve stems and caps were prone to corroding. These particular valves were tied into the tire pressure gages that informed drivers when their tire pressure was less than optimal and dangerously low. Plaintiffs also claimed that the failure of these… Read More »

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Feds Refrain from Conducting Investigation into Recalled Michelin Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in December of 2018 that it would not be conducting an investigation into defective Michelin tires amid a 2012 recall of the Michelin XZU-3 305/85/R22.5 Load Range J series that were fitted to large busses. This is not a major surprise considering the underfunded department considers… Read More »

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