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Can You File a Lawsuit if Your Tire Has Been Recalled?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Logistically, the recall of the tire has no bearing on whether or not you can file a lawsuit against the company that manufactured it. There are two elements here that need to be elaborated. First, even if a tire manufacturer issues a recall, you may not be able to file a lawsuit against them…. Read More »

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Corvette Owner Sues Over Defective Wheels

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A number of owners of 7th generation Corvettes are experiencing problems with their wheels. According to lawsuits that have been filed, owners have taken their cars into the shop to replace rims only to find that those rims had been bent. Some of these drivers, upon taking their complaint to GM under the bumper-to-bumper… Read More »

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Tesla Model S Explodes in Shanghai

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A Tesla Model S exploded in a Shanghai car park last month prompting an investigation into why. The model appears to be a first-generation Model S. A video appears to show the car bursting into flames. The video has been widely broadcast over Chinese media. Tesla has sent a team to Shanghai to investigate… Read More »

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Exploding Tire Kills Kentucky Man

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In late April, a Kentucky man died in what investigators termed as a ‘freak accident’. Forty-seven-year-old Donald Belcher, who worked at Elkhorn Truck Parts and Service, was removing the tire from a commercial vehicle when the tire exploded in his face. The tire was mounted on a two-piece rim which has caused a number… Read More »

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Michelin XDR 3 Surface-Mine Haul Tire Protects Against Overheating

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Your typical everyday commuter vehicle tire is often a hand-me-down of technological breakthroughs that have addressed other needs. For instance, if a tire needs to be able to support your car with a curb weight of 2500 lbs., then it stands to reason that the innovations that allow a tire to do that will… Read More »

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$10.6 Million Verdict in Cement Truck Retread

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A recent defective tire lawsuit involving a mother and her daughter went to trial and a jury awarded the plaintiffs $10.6 million alongside another $1.1 million in delay damages. The plaintiffs had named Bridgestone in the accident alongside other defendants including the company that employed the truck’s driver and the company responsible for the… Read More »

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Yokohama Tire Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 529 RY023

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In December of last year, Yokohama Tire Corp. issued a voluntary recall related to their 529 RY023. The recall affected some 529 tires manufactured by the company. Yokohama said that the rubber that the tires were designed with provided inadequate adhesion between the treads and the body of the tire and had the potential… Read More »

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TirePressure

What Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is Trying to Tell You

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

While tire pressure may ebb and flow with the changing weather, your tire pressure monitoring system is an indispensable tool of modern engineering that could save your life one day. When tire blowouts occur, they don’t always occur in suddenly. In some cases, your tire can begin losing pressure quite slowly at first and,… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Results in Two Being ‘Ejected’ from SUV

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A rollover crash resulted in severe injuries to one woman while sending two others to the hospital recently. A GMC Envoy was driving in the left-hand lane of the I-94 when one of the tires blew out causing the vehicle to roll over several times before coming to a stop. Two of the four… Read More »

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Jury Finds in Favor of Michelin in Tire Blowout Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A recent verdict did not go the plaintiff’s way after the jury returned with a unanimous verdict in favor or Michelin North America and Takata Corp. The plaintiff, Stevette Dukes, claimed that the Michelin tire on his 2005 Chevy Trailblazer blew out and the Takata seat belt he was using contributed to his life-changing… Read More »

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