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Category Archives: Product Liability

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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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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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall- Beware of Fires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

When an automobile catches on fire following a collision, it can be disastrous and in turn lead to catastrophic injuries, including third degree burns and death. Many times this occurs as a result of a defect, making it a particularly serious issue because remedying the defect could prevent secondary injuries due to the fire…. Read More »

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After the Evidence is Preserved – Sending the Evidence to a Tire Expert

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In a tire case, the most important initial step is to secure and protect the evidence. After this has been accomplished, the tire that has failed will need to be examined by a forensic tire expert. This may seem like a simple straight forward proposition, but getting the tire expert together in the same… Read More »

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South Florida Boating Safety and Product Defects

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The State of Florida has more boating accidents than any of the other 49 states. This is for a number of reasons including the sheer number of boaters and the numerous waterways surrounding and throughout the state. The South Florida area has a particularly high number of boat accidents as boaters are able to… Read More »

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Preserve the Evidence for Product Liability Cases

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The three most important rules for handling product liability cases are: (1) preserve the evidence; (2) preserve the evidence; and (3) preserve the evidence. This is especially true for Florida product liability lawyers who must deal with climate, hurricanes, and salt water conspiring with other factors to erode evidence. When the integrity of a… Read More »

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Legitimate Product Liability Cases Make Everyone Safer

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

South Florida courts have been a hotbed for product liability cases. Product liability law in the state of Florida is currently under attack through various proposals currently being considered by the Florida Legislature. Product liability law developed in this country from a time when manufacturers and distributors of products were originally not responsible for… Read More »

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The Best Barometer for Product Liability Cases – Common Sense

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A myriad of different types of product liability cases abound in Florida courtrooms. As Miami product liability lawyers, we at Jay Halpern and Associates often need to determine whether a claim of product defect is a viable case in circumstances where there is no precedent for a similar case. We have handled product liability… Read More »

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