By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on October 19th, 2018
A 20-year-old Washington state woman has reached a $28 million settlement with the state's Department of Transportation after being paralyzed from the chest down in 2013 when the vehicle she was riding in smashed into a concrete highway pillar that lacked a guardrail or other safety barrier. Skylar Seward, who was 15 at the time of the crash on Interstate 5 near DuPont in Pierce County, was seriously injured when the car smashed into a...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on October 15th, 2018
A woman whose arm was amputated after the vehicle she was riding in crashed and overturned on a New Jersey Interstate highway in 2015 has been awarded $10.6 million in compensatory damages by a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury. The victim, Shanika Brown, was in the front passenger seat of a minivan being driven by another woman on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County, N.J., in July of 2015 when the minivan driver swerved to...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on October 14th, 2018
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Jeffrey Gross of MyPhillyLawyer talk about Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws for freelancers and independent contractors. [powerpress]
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on October 8th, 2018
A Chester County man has been awarded a $1.275 million verdict by a Pennsylvania jury after he broke his ankle while trying to walk through an icy parking lot at his apartment building in November of 2014. The victim, Michael G. White, was walking through the parking lot at his home at the Paoli Place Apartments in Paoli when he slipped and fell in the icy parking lot, breaking his ankle, according to an Oct....
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on October 7th, 2018
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Councilman Derek Green about the recent Supreme Court Justice confirmation, the upcoming midterm election, and the annual Autism Speaks Walk on October 20. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers. [powerpress]
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on September 30th, 2018
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Monica Peters, producer for Court Radio, talks to Jim Saksa, reporter for WHYY and Alex Tarquinio, President of the Society of Professional Journalists about whether the government should be obligated to brief the press. Later, they answer press-related questions from callers. [powerpress]
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on September 28th, 2018
A 65-year-old West Orange, N.J., woman who had to have both legs amputated after being struck and crushed by a New Jersey Transit bus in 2016 has reached a $10 million settlement with the transit agency. The victim, Claire Dertouzos, was struck by the bus on May 28, 2016, as she was trying to cross Mount Prospect Avenue at Heller Parkway in Newark, according to a Sept. 25 story by NJ.com. The bus was making a left...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on September 23rd, 2018
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer discusses the upcoming midterm elections, and later answers legal questions from callers. [powerpress]
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on September 21st, 2018
A motorcyclist who suffered severe leg injuries when he was struck by a turning car as he was riding his motorcycle in Montgomery County, Pa., in 2016 has reached a $1 million settlement with the driver of the car and the driver's employer. The victim, Michael Solow, was riding on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington on July 27, 2016 when a sedan being driven by Robert Sligh II, struck his motorcycle, according to an Aug....