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How We Can Win Your Defective Tire Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A. have successfully litigated hundreds of tire liability lawsuits recovering millions of dollars for our clients. The process of litigating a defective tire lawsuit is unique. While ostensibly, it falls under the category of product liability, there are unique challenges to tire lawsuits that those who litigate… Read More »

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Court Overturns Dismissal of Les Schwab Tire Explosion

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An Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a lawsuit involving an exploding tire can move forward. The case was originally dismissed by a Circuit Court judge. The Appeals Court ruled that dismissal was based on an erroneous interpretation of federal law. Those who are on active duty in the military have some leeway when… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Canyon Tires Reaches Settlement

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Leslie, the wife of Steven Wayne Jackson, filed a lawsuit against Canyon Tire Sales after the tread on the cement truck that her husband was driving separated. Steven, who worked for a landscaping company, was driving the cement mixer as part of his job when the treads on one of the tires separated causing… Read More »

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Tire Defect Lawsuits: Is it the Manufacturer’s Fault?

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In 2016, The Safety Institute sponsored a study that showed that accidents related to tire defects were on the rise. The study found that, between 2013 and 2014, fatalities related to defective tires rose over 10% while fatalities related to other forms of vehicle accident rose only three-tenths of a percent. This is a… Read More »

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Bridgestone L315 Blamed for Tragic Accident

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A tragic accident in which one man lost his arm and his infant daughter had to have her leg amputated resulted in a lawsuit that targeted multiple defendants. In this case, the tire in question was a Bridgestone L315 which was reportedly a retread. Bridgestone settled the lawsuit independently claiming that their tire is… Read More »

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Goodyear Settles Lawsuit Alleging Motorcycle Tire Failure

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Goodyear recently settled a lawsuit after a man died on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. According to the lawsuit, the rear tire of his motorcycle suffered a catastrophic failure which caused the man to lose control of the bike. The wife, Judith McAllister-Lewis, was riding on the bike when the accident occurred. The lawsuit began… Read More »

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What is So Wrong about the G159?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Goodyear’s G159 seems to be one of the most often targeted consumer products for major lawsuits. Indeed, the G159 has a failure rate higher than Takata’s airbags and has been named in more lawsuits as well. Allegations that the tire inexplicably loses its tread continue to mount as Goodyear claims suit-after-suit that RV owners… Read More »

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The Tragic Legacy of the G159

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Dubbed by some “the worst tire made in history”, the Goodyear G159 was made specifically for recreational RVs—the kind you take on camping trips or travel cross country with. It’s true that when major accidents happen, they generally happen with tires made for larger vehicles. This includes trucks, RVs, buses, and transit vans. Such… Read More »

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