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GPS Misuse in South Florida

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Not long ago, The Guardian reported on how GPS devices (global positioning system) are actually changing our brains and leading to odd and unintended consequences. GPS technology has been around for some time. In fact, first used by the military and put into use in 1973, the technology was being used by the government… Read More »

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Florida Drowning Deaths Often Preventable

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

For south Florida residents, having a pool is just a part of life. Many Floridians can’t imagine life in the sun without one. In fact, Florida has the second-highest ratio of pools to people in the country, just behind Arizona. But in terms of total pools, Florida still has more. What’s more, over 40%… Read More »

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Wrongful Death or Survival? Understanding Your Options After a Fatal Injury in Florida

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

After a fatal injury in Florida, many families are practically stunned and numb, unable to react or even catch their breath long enough to take legal actions. Sadly, this is what insurance companies and large businesses are counting on. At Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we’ve represented many injured people and helped families who… Read More »

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E-Scooters Come to South Florida

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have recently noticed a new trend in urban transportation – electric scooters. These e-scooters are taking the country by storm, popping up in just about every major city. In places with year round sunshine and great weather, like Miami, the trend is growing even faster. As with… Read More »

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The Difference Between Truck Tires and Passenger Car Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Truck tires and passenger car tires are different in construction, and these differences are designed for their intended use and performance. The first and most obvious difference is that truck tires are simply larger and wider than passenger car tires. Beyond this obvious difference a key distinguishing factor is that passenger car tires (and… Read More »

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Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Hip replacement surgery is an extremely invasive, complicated and painful surgery. Recovery and rehabilitation can take many months. Obviously, this is an experience that no individual wishes to undergo once, let alone twice…for the same hip. In recent months however many individuals have required second replacement surgeries as a result of a defective hip… Read More »

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Even a Race Car Driver Will Lose Control During a Tread Separation

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida drivers need to understand the dynamics regarding the loss of vehicle control during a tread separation event. Tread separations occur predominantly in warm weather states. Florida, Texas, Arizona and California experience the highest number of tread separations throughout the country. Heat contributes to the degradation of a tire, and therefore it is no… Read More »

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Tragic Boating Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

American Lake in Lakewood, Washington, was the site of a horrific and tragic boating accident on March 1, 2009. That afternoon, David Kenny “DK” Ross, 14 years old at the time, was operating a kayak in the lake. DK was traveling to spend the day with his father on Silcox Island, when he was… Read More »

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South Florida Bicycle Safety – There is more to worry about than Cars

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

South Florida has had an alarming number of bicycle accidents in the last ten years. The rise in bicycle accidents can be attributed to many factors including the increasing number of bicyclist and the increase in traffic congestion. Unfortunately, the South Florida infrastructure has not kept pace with the increase demand by cyclist and… Read More »

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Deposing the Defense Tire Expert in a Tire Case

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When a tire has failed by tread separation, and allegations are made that the tire was defective, by design and/or manufacture, a defense will undoubtedly be mounted by the tire company that manufactured the tire. As Florida tire attorneys who routinely deal with tire cases, we are not aware of any case where a… Read More »

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