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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Woman Sues Truck Companies After 66 Vehicle Pile-UP

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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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