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Auto Safety Regulations Face Severe Backlog In Congress

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2017, a 17-year-old girl on her way to a Halloween party slipped off her seatbelt to slide closer to her friend and take a selfie. During that short period of time, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it flipped. The 17-year-old was killed instantly while her friends survived with minor cuts… Read More »

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Accident Reconstruction And Electronic Data

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Today, companies that engineer the latest vehicle technology have placed a number of sensors and modules in your vehicle that record everything from your vehicle’s speed to various problems the vehicle may be having. Your vehicle can now sense if your tires are underinflated, overinflated, or inflated just right. They can tell if the… Read More »

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Deadly Wreck Kills Ten, Eight Children

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A woman who was involved in a major pile-up that cost ten people their lives has filed a lawsuit against two trucking companies that were involved in the accident. Eight of the deceased were children traveling in a van. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the driver of the van who was seriously… Read More »

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Truck Accident Lawsuit Settles For $4.2M After Death Of Infant

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A woman recently won a lawsuit against an intoxicated dump truck driver that was responsible for her own severe injuries and the death of her infant daughter. The 26-year-old was heading west when she came to a complete stop due to traffic signals. The dump truck behind her failed to notice the woman was… Read More »

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Texas Drafts New Law To Protect Logistics Companies

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Let’s introduce some new terms. Likely, you’ve heard of the term nuclear verdict. A nuclear verdict is any personal injury judgment in excess of $10 million. Our second term is called “Reptile Theory”. It describes a plaintiff’s counsel strategy of demonizing the defendant to elicit the red rage and righteous retribution required to deliver… Read More »

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Nurse Wins $43.5M Settlement Against Trucking Company

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A Cook County nurse filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light. The nurse had just finished her shift at the hospital and she was on her way to visit her mother at a local nursing home when her vehicle was struck from… Read More »

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Yet Another Slowed Traffic Truck Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched an investigation into why yet another truck managed to drive directly into slowed traffic ahead. This is becoming a recurring story. Traffic slows up ahead, usually due to heavy traffic, an accident, or construction, and despite the fact that the vehicles are moving slowly or not… Read More »

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$1 Billion Verdict Means Trucking Companies Have Added Duties

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Recently, two trucking companies were hit with a $1 billion ultra-nuclear verdict after it was discovered that one of the drivers who caused the accident did not have a valid CDL. This led to some questions as to what a trucking company’s duty of care was to the public. A second truck driver entered… Read More »

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Family Of Police Officer Sues After Semi-Truck Accident Death

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The family of an Austin police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company and their driver after a fatal accident. The officer collided with the semi after the truck attempted to make a U-turn in front of his patrol car. According to an attorney representing the family, the driver made… Read More »

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Former Comptroller Wins Truck Accident Verdict

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A former Tennessee comptroller won his lawsuit against three named defendants after he was rear-ended while stopped. The incident left the comptroller with a broken arm and other extensive bodily injuries. His wife was also named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Together, they were awarded $800,000 for the incident. An interesting case  This… Read More »

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