$4.4M Settlement to Elevator Mechanic Injured in Workplace

An elevator mechanic who was severely injured during the construction of Philadelphia's Comcast Center office tower in 2007 is receiving a $4.4 million settlement to compensate him for his injuries. The worker, Darrin Ulmer, who was 39 years old at the time of the incident, was helping to move a heavy elevator door onto a drywall cart in a lobby of the then-under-construction office building when a protective floor cover he was standing on shifted...

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$5.5M Settlement to Student Severely Injured in School Crosswalk

A young woman who was severely injured in December 2012 in Bremerton, Wash., when she was struck by a vehicle in a school crosswalk as she walked to her high school for classes will receive a $5.5 million settlement to compensate her for her injuries. The victim. Regina Monzon, was 17 years old on Dec. 12, 2012, when she was struck by a vehicle in a poorly lit crosswalk in a school zone on her...

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$56.5M Verdict Awarded to Severely Injured Calif. Highway Worker

A 26-year-old California road construction employee who was struck by a car while working on a highway project in Eureka, Calif. in 2011 has been awarded $56.5 million in damages by a jury to compensate him for catastrophic injuries he suffered in the incident, including a severe brain injury and quadriplegia. The victim, Kyle Anderson, was working for his employer, All Phase Excavating, on a night-time  project for the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) in...

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$10M Settlement to 5 Children Injured in Calif. School Bus Crash

A 2014 school bus crash in California that left 5 children injured has resulted in a $10 million settlement for the families of the young victims. The students were riding in the school bus in the Orange Unified School District in Anaheim Hills, Calif., on April 24, 2014 when the bus veered off a road and struck several trees, according to a Jan. 24, 2017, story by The Orange County Register newspaper. At least 5...

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$16.8M Verdict to Family of Trucker Killed in Crash

The family of an Alabama truck driver has been awarded a $16.8 million verdict by a jury after he was killed in a 2013 truck crash by a payload of logs that entered the truck's cab and crushed him after the vehicle went out of control. Larry Albritton died in the Oct. 7, 2013, crash due to a defective guard that was designed to keep a payload from moving forward and smashing into the truck's...

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$27.5M Verdict to Ex-College Football Player Hurt in Vehicle Crash

A former UCLA college football player who lost part of his left leg when he was struck by a taxi van while riding his motorcycle in July 2012 in Los Angeles will receive a $27.5 million damage award to compensate him for his severe injuries. The victim, Amir "Nick" Ekbatani, who is now 29, was hurt on July 14, 2012, when he was riding his motorcycle on Pacific Coast Highway at Diamond Street when a...

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$19.3M Settlement Awarded in Pa. Birth Malpractice Case

A Pennsylvania woman and her family will receive a $19.3 million settlement after her newborn daughter suffered brain damage and other injuries after her caesarean section procedure was allegedly delayed in December 2012 after the patient arrived at a hospital. The plaintiff, Marissa Vaccaro, arrived at Moses Taylor Hospital in December 2012 and was showing "signs of a potentially life-threatening placental abruption," according to a Jan. 5 story by The Legal Intelligencer. She was seen...

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$534K Award to Woman Injured in Slip and Fall at an Autozone Store

A Philadelphia woman who was seriously injured when she slipped and fell on ice outside an Autozone parts store in North Philadelphia in February 2014 has been awarded a $534,000 damage award in the case. The victim, Bernadette Tanner, who works as a home health-care administrator, slipped and fell on snow and ice at the Autozone store at 3900 N. Broad St. on Feb. 17, 2014, which left her with a dislocated and fractured left...

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$200K Settlement in Crash Involving Texas Mayor’s City-Owned Vehicle

The City of San Antonio, Texas, will pay a $200,000 settlement to an 18-year-old woman who was injured in April 2015 when the car she was riding in was struck by a city-owned SUV that was carrying the city’s mayor. Tomekia Baldwin, 18, was seriously injured in the crash when the Chrysler Sebring she was riding in collided with the mayor’s Lincoln Navigator SUV, which was being driven by a city police officer, Mark Knutson,...

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