Recent Posts About Truck Accidents

  • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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  • Fiat Chrysler Admits to Underreporting Death and Injury Claims

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm consistently report on the latest legal updates, recalls, and auto industry news. In a record fine, Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to a $105 million settlement for mishandling nearly two dozen recalls involving suspension systems in millions of vehicles. Now, federal regulators say the company significantly underreported the number of injury and ...
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  • GM Settles Half of Death and Injury Lawsuits over Faulty Ignition Systems

    General Motors recently announced that it would pay $575 million to resolve more than half of the death and personal injury claims and the related shareholder lawsuits. This settlement will resolve nearly 1,400 lawsuits. Our team of defective auto part lawyers details this announcement below. The personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are consolidated in a multi-district litigation (MDL) in ...
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  • Tire Safety and Victims of Tire Defects

    The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represent victims of vehicle crashes of all types. Amid the recent news involving massive vehicle recalls, not enough attention is paid to tire safety. Tires are among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s safety; if any type of defect or failure occurs, it could result in disastrous consequences for everyone on the road. Most new ...
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  • Auto Safety Ratings Explained

    For the majority of buyers, safety is the most important factor in deciding on a vehicle. There are two main safety reports, which evaluate vehicles differently. Below, our auto accident attorneys explain these two reports and how consumers can best utilize them. NHTSA The reports are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) star ratings, and the Insurance Institute for ...
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  • Jeep to Pay $40 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

    A Georgia jury recently heard a devastating trial against Jeep’s manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, over the death of four-year-old boy. Our team of auto accident attorneys report on this multi-million dollar case below. In 2013, federal authorities asked Fiat Chrysler to recall nearly three million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Liberties for fuel tank problems, which were prone to catching fire in ...
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  • Uber Settles Wrongful Death Suit

    On New Year’s Eve 2013, a mother and her two young children were crossing the street in San Francisco when tragedy struck. An Uber driver, using the company’s mobile app hit the family, killing the 6-year-old daughter and injuring her mother and brother. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the consequent suit against Uber and its recent proposed settlement. The ...
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  • Crash Caused by Sleeping Truck Driver Highlights Trucking Accident Law

    In the early morning hours of June 19, a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel on the Stevenson Expressway. The truck entered a construction zone, causing a chain-reaction crash involving 12 vehicles. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but this accident brings to light the laws and regulations surrounding trucks and crash claims. Our team of trucking accident attorneys details this crash and ...
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  • $4 Million Chicago Semi-Truck Lawsuit Ends in Contempt

    In 2007, a semi-truck on an Indiana highway struck and killed a 28-year-old Chicago woman. A jury awarded her family $4.25 million for her wrongful death, with her uncle acting as the guardian of her estate. Now, the uncle is heading to prison for lying about the woman’s rightful heirs. Trucking accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this unique case. The man in charge of the ...
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  • Ford Issues Recall, Investigated over Fiesta Defects

    In November 2014, Ford recalled more than 200,000 cars, vans and trucks to fix defects including gas leaks, stalling, and air bag sensors. A few months earlier, the federal government launched an investigation into door problems in Ford Fiesta models. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these government actions and the defects that caused them. The National Highway Traffic ...
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  • Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

    In a perfect world, everyone who drives would be fully insured and properly licensed. In the United States, this is not always the case, and accidents commonly occur with drivers without insurance, without a valid license, or both. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how to go about filing an injury claim in this type of crash. Although the laws vary from state to state, ...
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  • Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths Ordered to Pay $175 Million

    Trinity Highway Products will have to pay about $175 million for selling dangerous guardrails that are linked to dozens of deaths and injuries. The ET-Plus guardrail systems were the focus of a whistleblower lawsuit, where a former employee accused Trinity of fraud for selling these rails to the US government. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that any injuries ...
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  • GM Expands Recall, Sets Settlement Terms for Victims

    In the latest General Motors update, the company just issued another massive recall affecting about 8.4 million vehicles. The vast majority of these vehicles are being recalled for the same ignition defects that have already caused fatal crashes and serious injuries throughout the country. GM recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm also highlight the recent decisions GM has made on how it ...
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  • Vision Zero and the Quest for Eliminating Traffic Deaths

    Legislation was recently passed in New York City that has audacious aims: to completely eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries over the next ten years. In initiative, drafted by Mayor de Blasio, is called Vision Zero. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at Vision Zero and how New York City is hoping to achieve it. Last year, nearly 300 people were ...
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  • Car and Truck Crashes Cost Americans $870 Billion Every Year

    Car and truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the whopping crash cost statistics recently released by the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency analyzed the economic damages of car and truck crashes in 2010, when nearly 33,000 people were killed and 4 million injured. About 24 million vehicles were damaged in crashes in 2010, and, as stated, ...
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  • Gas Boom Causing Traffic Deaths

    The oil and gas boom is causing indirect problems in areas around refineries and shipping ports – a surge in traffic fatalities in states where roads are congested by large trucks and drilling equipment. The industry acknowledges the issue, and claim it is taking steps to improve roadway safety. Experts are less optimistic. Truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dig deeper into this ...
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  • Injured Bicyclist Sues Citi Bike

    A man in Connecticut recently filed a lawsuit against New York City bike-sharing system Citi Bike after he was severely injured while riding one of its bicycles. As a result of the bike accident he now suffers from traumatic nerve palsy and is seeking $15 million in damages. Bicycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm examine this case and whether claims against bike-sharing companies ...
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  • Pedestrian Hit by Truck Awarded $22 Million

    A lawsuit filed on behalf of a 37-year-old woman who was struck by a truck in Brooklyn recently settled for $22 million, the largest in state history. The woman, Shirley Miller, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident and is now blind and largely unable to speak. Truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this case and the circumstances surrounding it. The accident ...
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  • New System will Help Truckers Stay Off Cell Phones

    A new device from a tech start-up in Virginia is designed to prevent manual texting while driving, and trucking companies have started placing orders in large numbers. The device, called the OrigoSafe, docks in to the cab of a semi-truck (or any other motor vehicle) and only allows the cell phone to be used through Bluetooth. Truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are hopeful that ...
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  • Staying Safe in Freezing Temperatures – How to Avoid Winter Accidents

    Residents of the Midwest and Northeast are no strangers to snow, ice and cold. Today’s below-zero temperatures, however, are certainly giving us a run for our money. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to highlight some of the best ways to stay warm and avoid accidents today as temperatures hit record lows. In extreme weather such as this, there are many choices we have to ...
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  • Hospitals, Police Ready for New Year

    As we prepare to ring in the New Year tonight, nurses, police and emergency responders are also preparing. Homes, bars and restaurants are filled with superfluous decorations, leftover Christmas trees, lights and candles, and of course, flowing vats of alcohol. Add this to a packed-house of partygoers, and there are sure to be a few mishaps. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would ...
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  • Family of Man Killed by Tractor-Trailed Wins $281 Million

    A jury in Southern Texas recently awarded the family of a trucking accident victim $281 million after he was struck and killed by a broken shaft from a tractor-trailer. The truck driver and his employer, Heckmann Water Resources, an oil patch supplier, were sued for the wrongful death. Our team of trucking accident attorneys highlights this story to bring the dangers of tractor-trailers to the ...
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  • During Thanksgiving Travel, Drivers will see Biggest Problems

    The days before Thanksgiving are widely known as the busiest travels days of the year, as Americans take to airports, roadways and train stations to get home to their families. In a stroke of bad luck, winter storms are threatening to hit Northeastern states and delay travel plans throughout the country. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn that drivers, particularly in the ...
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  • As Divvy Plans Expansion, Riders and Motorists Voice Safety Concerns

    Divvy, Chicago’s new bike-sharing program, is poised to be the largest program of its kind in North America in 2014. Thanks in part to a $3 million federal grant, the expansion will likely bring bikes as far as Evanston and Oak Park, totaling 475 stations throughout Chicagoland. This growth, while exciting, is also stirring up debate in the city on safety issues and the potentially-catastrophic ...
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  • Illinois Launches Winter Driving Safety Campaign

    As the winter months approach, crashes and near-misses on Northern highways proliferate, causing sharp increases in injuries and fatalities. In an effort to curb these crashes the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), along with several other transportation agencies recently initiated its annual winter campaign: “Ice and Snow – Take it Slow.” Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law ...
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