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Motorcycle Tire Blowouts in the News

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Cape Coral resident, Steven Morris, was riding his motorcycle with his wife Patricia on the back when his tire blew, killing his wife. Steven’s story is not unique. The blowout that occurred in 2008 involved a Dunlop 402 tire manufactured by Goodyear. At least four others have lost their lives due to blowouts involving… Read More »

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Could Airless Tires Be On the Horizon?

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One of the most dangerous things about tires is what happens when they deflate. If a tire rapidly deflates at a high speed, the chances of the driver losing control of the vehicle are quite high. When that happens, not only is the driver in danger but any other car that’s near or around… Read More »

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TireStack

Toyo Recalls Over 2000 Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In late May, Toyo announced a recall of 2,169 Proxes A27 tires sized size P185/60R16 86H. According to Toyota, two different types of rubber were used in the rubber compound which may result in tire failure or tread separation. Toyo announced the recall recently. The tires were produced between September 21st, 2018 and September… Read More »

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TireTech

Bridgestone Unveils New Enliten Technology

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

There’s a lot happening in the world of tire technology. While the wheel may have been one of mankind’s first inventions, it’s undergone a continual perfection over the years and that has not stopped with all-weather tires. Recently, Michelin and GM announced puncture-proof tires that don’t need to be inflated and now Bridgestone is… Read More »

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SCOTUS Passes on Toyo/Les Schwab Lawsuit

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The Supreme Court has elected not to hear an appeal in a lawsuit brought on behalf of plaintiffs over a defective tire failure. Defendants, who included Les Schwab and Toyo manufacturers claimed that the lawsuit had been filed past the statute of limitations. The defendants petitioned the Supreme Court in March to hear their… Read More »

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Flying Tire Takes Life of Marine

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18-year-old Lance Cpl. Olivia Kustes was killed by a tire that had come off of a pickup truck. The wheel came off the truck and then barrelled over the median into oncoming traffic. Kustes was pronounced dead at the scene. While it may sound like a freak accident, it’s a “freak accident” that happens… Read More »

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Legal8

Dual Wheel Assembly Comes of Truck and Crashes Through Windshield

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Last year in Ottawa, a man was killed instantly by a dual assembly tire that had come off a commercial truck and struck his van. The tire, apparently, bounced over the median and struck the van oncoming. The windshield was instantly shattered and the roof was peeled back like a can of sardines. Both… Read More »

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TireExpl

Exploding Tire Raises Insurance Questions in Virginia

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The Virginia Supreme Court was forced to answer a question related to exploding tires recently. The Supreme Court ruled that an insurer was under no obligation to indemnify the truck stop where injuries occurred during an exploding tire incident. The Doswell Truck Stop, LLC was insured by Virginia-based insurance company James River Insurance Co…. Read More »

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Recall

New Book Discusses the Firestone/Bridgestone Recall Campaign of the Early 2000s

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

For those who litigate tire accidents, the Firestone/Bridgestone recall was the largest case ever. To this day, Ford refuses to do business with Firestone/Bridgestone on account of how they handled the debacle. The book outlines the story of the husband and wife team that was responsible for the campaign to remove the tires from… Read More »

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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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