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Woman Sues Truck Companies After 66 Vehicle Pile-UP

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A woman is suing two trucking companies and an SUV driver after an accident that caused a 66-car pile-up in Nebraska. The woman claims that the trucks were going too fast for the conditions. A winter storm had been moving through Nebraska the day of the crash. The pile-up closed a 1-mile stretch of… Read More »

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What Constitutes A “Serious Bodily Injury” Under Florida Law?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

While the Florida legislature continues its annual review of Florida’s “no-fault” system for car accidents, the rule remains on the books until that change has been made. In the meantime, most injuries are covered by your personal injury protection coverage which pays out regardless of whether or not you are to blame for the… Read More »

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Motorcycle Tire Blowout Lawsuit Results In Verdict For Defendants

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Tire blowout accidents can be difficult to win. In this case, the plaintiffs, who sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of a motorcycle tire blowout, failed to convince a jury that Michelin North America was responsible for the accident. Their claim was dismissed despite the severity of their injuries. How are tire companies negligent… Read More »

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State Of Louisiana Rejects Goodyear Appeal

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The State of Louisiana has rejected an appeal filed by Goodyear to reconsider a $7 million verdict against the American tire company. According to the plaintiff’s counsel, the client died when a G182 exploded during a “zipper failure” incident. Beading tires can be dangerous, especially when the tires are multi-piece tires. Those who work… Read More »

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Tragic Injury To Child Results In Squabble Over Money

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In 2008, a girl exited a school bus and was promptly hit by a truck. The girl is still alive, but in a persistent vegetative state. The family reached an $800,000 settlement with the defendant, but the medical expenses came to more than $800,000. Medicaid is now trying to recoup $300,000 under the state’s… Read More »

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Whistleblower Wins $24.3 Million From NHTSA Against Hyundai

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a whistleblower $24.3 million against his former employer, Hyundai, for reporting serious defects in Hyundai engines. In a statement issued by the whistleblower, he stated that the companies employed the catchphrase, “quality is our pride.” However, he also reported that the companies manufactured vehicles with several… Read More »

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Lawsuit Against Trucker Results In $7M Verdict

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The estate and family of a man who lost his life after a tractor-trailer collided with his pickup truck recently won a $7 million verdict. According to the plaintiffs, the trucker had attempted to make an unsafe and illegal U-turn when he collided with the pickup. The trucker had pulled the truck into oncoming… Read More »

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When Is The Trucking Company Negligent In A Truck Accident Lawsuit?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A simple truck accident lawsuit goes something like this. You are driving on the highway, and a truck attempts to merge into your lane. They don’t see you, and your car is struck by their truck. You spin out, you hit the rail, your car is damaged, and you have minor injuries. You file… Read More »

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What Are The Most Common Defective Auto Parts?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

While negligent drivers cause the majority of traffic accidents, defective auto parts contribute as well. The problem here is that when a necessary component fails in a moving vehicle, the consequences to the driver, passengers, and even other drivers on the road can be devastating. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most… Read More »

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The One Billion Trucking Verdict

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A Jacksonville trucking company was tapped to the tune of $1 billion in a trucking accident lawsuit after the jury awarded the plaintiffs punitive damages. The plaintiff was the estate and family of an 18-year-old man who was stopped in traffic after being struck by a different truck when another truck struck him from… Read More »

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