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Tesla Sued After Autopilot Accident Kills One

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Tesla is facing yet another lawsuit after a Model 3 collided with a pickup truck ending the life of a 15-year-old boy. The driver of the Tesla has also been sued. The autopilot was engaged when the accident occurred. The crash, which was caught on dashcam video, shows that the Model 3 was traveling… Read More »

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Flying Tire Kills Deputy, Causes Pile Up

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A flying tire killed an LA County deputy after the tire struck his Volvo. Another deputy was seriously injured in a related crash. The tire, which was linked to a Toyota Tundra, caused a pile-up on the LA freeway as more cars became involved in the crash. Once the tire struck the deputy’s Volvo,… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Win Lawsuit Alleging Lack Of Optional Safety Features Led To Injury

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Two companies were forced to settle a lawsuit with an injured motorist after the motorist claimed that a lack of safety features on the truck led to their injuries. Interestingly, the plaintiff was able to win his lawsuit on the grounds that a trucking company and another company that leased the truck were responsible… Read More »

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Truck Malfunction Versus Driver Inebriation: A Tale Of Two Stories

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A driver is on trial for four counts of vehicular homicide and a South Florida family lost four members, so the stakes are quite high. As is the case with many trials, it is the tale of two different stories. The prosecution believes that the driver was huffing intoxicating gasses which resulted in the… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars Create Legislative Nightmare For Congress

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Is the driver responsible when their self-driving car injures another person? Yes. Is the company that manufactured the car responsible? Yes. Right now, the industry is teetering on what to do about self-driving cars. While self-driving cars purportedly can drive themselves, the vehicle’s driver also must maintain focus on the road—no easy task when… Read More »

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Steering Problems In Ford Explorer Spur Recall

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Ford announced the recall of over 700,000 vehicles worldwide over steering problems with the Ford Explorer from 2013 to 2017. At least six injuries have been reported thus far in North America. Almost all of the recalled vehicles are being driven in North America. According to Ford, drivers may experience a seized cross-axis ball… Read More »

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Family Of Cement Truck Driver Files Lawsuit After His Death

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A Texas family has filed a lawsuit against three companies involved in the death of their loved one, the sole fatality in a cement truck accident. According to the plaintiffs, the deceased was driving a cement truck when the brakes failed, sending him careening into a tractor-trailer. The driver died at the scene. The… Read More »

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Speeding Blamed For Crash That Killed Young Couple

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Two were killed after a semi-truck that was allegedly speeding crashed into a car carrying one driver and one passenger. Both driver and passenger were killed in the accident. The victims were a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. Their families have since filed wrongful death lawsuits against the company who employed the driver…. Read More »

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Chevy Bolts Recalled Over Fire Risk

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As gas prices soar, one would expect there would be renewed interest in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. Unfortunately, these vehicles appear to be having serious issues when it comes to safety. The lithium-ion batteries that power the vehicles have a propensity to catch fire and once that fire is going, it is very… Read More »

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New Texas Bill Seeks To Shield Truck Companies From Lawsuits

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A new bill being considered in Texas would make it nearly impossible for personal injury victims to file lawsuits against companies that employed negligent drivers. Instead, the claims would be the sole responsibility of the drivers themselves and leave individual victims with little means of recovery. The new bill would affect all commercial vehicles,… Read More »

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