Personal Injury Attorney Wins $3M Settlement for Family of a N.J. Child Who was Burned by Hot Water from Overturned Takeout Cup at a Convenience Store

The family of a 3-year-old New Jersey child who was severely burned in 2018 when a cup of hot water was knocked over by a convenience store clerk as her mother was paying for her purchases has reached a $3 million settlement with the Wawa store chain. The child and her mother were in a Wawa store in Neptune, N.J., on April 25, 2018, when the clerk accidentally knocked over one of two cups of...

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Court Radio: COVID-19 and Caring for the Deceased During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Melanie Tudos-Hawkins, LFD from Bruce Hawkins Funeral Home in North Philadelphia about providing services for all faiths for over 30 years, discuss how the pandemic has impacted their industry, how funeral services are handled in light of social distancing, how they are planning for possible influx of deceased with Philly being a potential next pandemic hotspot and answer listener questions about services for their loved...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $2.4M Settlement for Couple Injured in 2017 Bus Crash on the New Jersey Turnpike

Two New Jersey motorists who were seriously hurt when the vehicle they were riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2017 was struck by a Lakeland Bus Lines motor coach have reached a $2.4 million settlement with the bus company. The couple, Victor Ibanez, then 42, and Danet Ibanez, then 35, were heading south at mile marker 107.3 in Essex, N.J., toward Newark on Aug. 22, 2017, when the bus crossed two lanes of...

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Car Crash Attorney Wins $8.1M Settlement for Woman Who Was Severely Injured in a 2017 Multi-Vehicle Crash in Illinois

An Illinois woman who suffered permanent life-altering injuries when the car she was driving in November 2017 in Oak Brook, Ill., was struck by a vehicle speeding at 98 mph will receive an $8.1 million settlement to help provide her long-term care. The victim, Annette Kimmons, was driving her car when it was struck in an intersection by a vehicle being driven by Paul J. Murtagh, who ran a red light while traveling at high...

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Court Radio: Breaking It Down: Paycheck Protection Program & the Economic Injury Disaster Loan

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Marcia McGavisk, Director of Capital Acquisition for the PA Small Business Development Corporation's statewide lead office, who break down on how the loans work, criteria to apply and answer listeners specific questions. McGavisk has facilitated online seminars for over 600 persons across PA. She will also strongly encourage persons to reach out to their local SBDC office and utilize their services for information. She...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $1M Settlement for Family of Man Killed in 2018 Crash by a DUI Driver

The family of a 20-year-old father of two children will receive a $1 million settlement after he was killed in 2018 when his car was T-boned by a drunk driver who had just left a bar in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The victim, Robert Ortiz, died when his car was struck at the intersection of Breck Street and Pittston Avenue in Scranton early on the morning of April 6, 2018, by a car being driven by Noah...

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Car Crash Attorney Update: GM Agrees to $120M Settlement to GM Vehicle Owners Whose Cars and Trucks Lost Value Due to Defective Ignition Switches Linked to 124 Deaths

Owners of General Motors cars and trucks who claimed their vehicles lost resale value because they were built using defective ignition switches that lead to the deaths of at least 124 motorists since 2004 will be eligible to receive a slice of a new $120 million settlement just reached with the automaker. The preliminary settlement, which still requires court approval, resolves the last major piece of litigation related to a series of deaths and resulting...

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