Switch to ADA Accessible Theme Close Menu
Tire Defect Attorney

Category Archives: Tire Defects

TruckTire

Texas’ Push To Protect Trucking Companies Leaves Drivers On The Hook

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A new bill proposed in the Texas Senate would reduce jury awards in lawsuits against the trucking industry. The bill is being hailed by business-first activists as a way to reduce costs related to logistics. On the other side of the debate are personal injury attorneys, truck drivers, and those who are injured by… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Truck6

Driver On Trial After Fatal Trucking Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

After the president of a local grocery chain and a seven-year-old boy lost their lives, the driver of the truck involved in the accident is now facing criminal charges in New Jersey. Prosecutors say that the truck driver made no attempt to swerve out of the way of oncoming traffic. The driver is charged… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_84049345

VW Atlas Tires Recalled on 2,900 SUVs

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Volkswagen has announced the recall of 2,900 SUVs for a possible tire defect. VW says that the tires could fail while driving their 2018 – 2019 Atlas models. In this case, there is a risk of sidewall failure. There is also a risk with the belts failing which could cause tread separation. Volkswagen said… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
LegAdvice3

Will Insurance Cover a Tire Blowout Accident Claim?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida currently works on a no-fault system, but all that can change soon as legislatures weigh the pros and cons of going back to a tort system. Under Florida’s no-fault system, there are two types of damages that are covered. Those are medical expenses and lost wages. In some cases, you can sue for… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1948159807

Ford Must Face Product Liability Suits, Court Rules

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The Supreme Court recently ruled that Ford will be obligated to defend itself against two product liability lawsuits in Montana and Minnesota. Ford was hoping to move the causes of action out of state court, but a unanimous decision prevented that from happening. The court ruled that Ford would have to face the lawsuits… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1019053363

GM Faces $100 Million Tire Pressure Lawsuit in Texas

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

GM is facing a $100 million lawsuit over a defective tire pressure monitoring system that allowed a tire to blow out. The resulting accident cost a grandmother and two of her grandchildren their lives. Now, the family wants to recover damages from the automaker under the theory of product liability and negligence. They say… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_84049345

Auto Recalls Hit Four-Year High in 2020

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As if 2020 didn’t have enough problems, auto manufacturers recorded the highest number of recalls in the last four years, according to one study. The 380,000 recalls were more than double the 180,000 of the year before. While it may be tempting to blame the pandemic, the vehicles would have been built in 2019… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1082414501

Automation & Electric Vehicles Among Likely Coming Recalls

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Among the most exciting new developments in the car industry is an increase in the number of electric vehicles that will be available on the market as well as automated driving that will allow drivers to take their eyes off the road. Of course, with increased complexity comes new ways that everything can go… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Recall

Auto Recall Bundling: What is it? Why is it Dangerous?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A recent study showed that automakers tend to hide their own recalls by announcing recalls at the same time other companies announce recalls. This causes a delay in initiating the recall and can potentially leave dangerous vehicles on the streets longer. However, from the automaker’s perspective, they can hide behind the recalls of others…. Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
shutterstock_1919227430

Proposed Texas Bill Removes Vicarious Liability for Truck Companies

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Here’s a terrifying proposition: What if trucking companies were no longer required to pay for liability insurance? Instead, the entire bill would fall on the individual trucker. In a world where logistics is suffering from a lack of drivers, such legislation being proposed in Texas would put the entire liability for an accident at… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

© 2018 - 2021 Halpern Santos & Pinkert. All rights reserved.