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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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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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To Prevent Spoliation in Tire Cases Use Preservation Letters

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

We have previously written that the three principle do’s for tire failure cases are: 1) preserve the evidence; 2) preserve the evidence; and 3) see rules numbers one and two. This is because, except for in rare cases, product defect allegations, including tire defects cannot be proven without the product being available for forensic… Read More »

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The Myth of Rim Flange Grooving in Tire Cases

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As hot weather leads to more tire failures in Southern states, Miami tire lawyers need to understand how to counter specious defenses raised to deflect attention away from the fact that a tire has been defectively designed or manufactured. One of the defenses commonly encountered by tire lawyers is the defense theory of rim… Read More »

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Hot Weather Plus Old Tires – A Deadly Combination for Florida Drivers

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

As we approach the summer months, Florida tire lawyers will unfortunately see an increase in tire failures resulting in rollovers. This has been an undeniable pattern since steel belted radial tires were introduced four decades ago. Studies have shown that tires, whose chronological age is older than six years, have a higher propensity for… Read More »

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Stability Factors In A Tread Separation Case

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The manner in which the tread of a tire peels away during a tread separation event will dynamically affect the stability of the vehicle. Miami tire lawyers need to understand these dynamics because tread separation events happen most frequently in the warm weather states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California. Vehicle dynamic experts… Read More »

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