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Will Claims Adjusters Face Individual Liability In Colorado?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

There are a number of lawsuits right now that have lobbyists soiling their pants. Among the most devastating such lawsuits is a claim filed in Colorado against an insurance claims adjuster. The adjuster is being sued for delaying or denying a payment that was otherwise would have been valid. The claimant filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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Truck Company Sued After Homeless Man Falls Asleep Beneath Rig

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A truck driver and his company are being sued by the family of a homeless man who fell asleep underneath the truck driver’s rig. According to the lawsuit, the driver of the truck had no idea the man was underneath until he tried to drive away. At that point, the homeless man was crushed… Read More »

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Catastrophic E-Scooter Accident Leads To Product Liability Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When machines have minds of their own, bad things can happen.  Cars probably can drive themselves, but given how dangerously they behave when left to their own devices, it will probably be a long time before we see fully self-driving vehicles for sale.  Current autonomous vehicle technologies are designed so that the human driver’s… Read More »

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Florida Octogenarian Hospitalized With Sepsis After Cruise Ship Infirmary Staff Incorrectly Inserts Urinary Catheter

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a cruise ships a reputation for being dangerous and disease-ridden places to spend one’s leisure time, but in the before times, cruises were a popular form of recreation for seniors who were healthy enough to climb the staircases from one deck of the ship to another and to light… Read More »

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City Sued After Three Die In Firetruck Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

One family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Kansas City and their police department after an accident with a fire truck took three lives. Among those killed was a passenger in an SUV. Their family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City. More wrongful death lawsuits could be incoming pending the… Read More »

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Truck Driver Goes To Prison While Company Faces Catastrophic Injury Claims

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A trucking company is being sued and their driver is headed to prison for a minimum of 5 years after a crash severely injured two drivers. The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and veered into oncoming traffic striking two other vehicles. The truck blew through a guardrail before coming to a stop…. Read More »

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Reptile Theory: Using Evolution To Manipulate Jurors

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Insurance companies coined a wonderful term called “reptile theory” to explain why personal injury lawyers were consistently crushing them in court to the tune of seven-figure and higher settlements. Because they are civil defense attorneys and their brains are wired to consider things only in favor of their clients, they think we’re hacking the… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Results In $9 Million Settlement

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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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