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Corvette Wheels Defective, Says Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A recent lawsuit against General Motors claims that the wheels in their C7 Corvette Grand Sport are faulty and prone to cracking. The cracking can cause the wheel to puncture the tire leading to tire failure while the car is in motion. The Z06 wheels, which are made out of an aluminum alloy, are… Read More »

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Couple Dies in Motorcycle Crash Caused by Blown Tire

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A South Florida couple was recently killed on U.S. 27. The two were on a motorcycle when one of their tires blew, causing them to careen off the road. Fifty-five-year-old Stephen Gardella and his partner, fifty-seven-year-old Diana Mowatt were thrown from the motorcycle into traffic, according to witnesses. The couple was coming back from… Read More »

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Truck Accidents and Tire Failure

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Sometimes, when an accident happens, it isn’t always clear who the negligent party is. It is also likely that defendants to a claim will point the finger at one another and exploit this uncertainty. For that reason, attorneys often find themselves in the position of naming multiple parties to an action in the lawsuit,… Read More »

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Georgia Man Charged in Flying Tire Death

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A Georgia man has been charged after one of his tires flew off his vehicle and struck a woman who was walking her dog. The impact of the tire killed the woman. The tire managed to travel at least 300 yards and off of a bridge before striking the woman in the head, sources… Read More »

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Court Rules Truck Company Not Fully Liable for Faulty Repairs

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Tuong Vi Le was a passenger in a minivan when a nearby tractor-trailer lost two of its wheels. The tire struck the side of the minivan injuring Tuong, who was pregnant at the time. Since she was pregnant, she could not get an X-ray or an MRI. She later discovered that she had injured… Read More »

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Two Children Die in Tire Blowout Accident

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Two girls were killed, ages 3 and 4, after a vehicle overturned in Memphis on Thanksgiving. The driver of the vehicle apparently experienced a tire blowout and lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip over at around 7:30 PM. Police say that four individuals in the vehicle were taken to a nearby… Read More »

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Mom Turns Terrible Tragedy into Blog and Book

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Diana Hubner, better known to her readers as tire mom, is the surviving spouse of a terrible 2012 accident that took the life of her husband. Hubner writes that treads appeared to be in good condition when their vehicle took the road that fateful day, but one thing she and her husband had not… Read More »

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Does the Sale of Defective Tires Constitute a “Trade Secret”?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

An Arizona appeals court reversed a decision that forced Goodyear to produce documents that indicated that it had intentionally sold defective tires. The Circuit Court judge, after hearing evidence related to the cover-up, demanded that Goodyear turn over those documents. The lawsuit was filed by Ralph Nader’s consumer advocacy group. When forcing a disclosure,… Read More »

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Are Cyber Tires the Wave of the Future?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

What if a tire could send reports of a potentially dangerous road condition to other cars on the road in real-time? That’s the future of tires according to one company, Pirelli Cyber Tire, who is developing a 5G tire that can communicate directly with other vehicles. Pirelli demonstrated the technology while the vehicle was… Read More »

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Bad Tires Leads to Deadly Crash in Michigan

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Six lives were changed and one was taken after a Volkswagen Jetta struck a box truck in Michigan recently. According to authorities, there were three factors that played a major role in the accident. Firstly, they believe that the driver was high on marijuana at the time of the accident. They also believe that… Read More »

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