MyPhillyLawyer managing partner Dean Weitzman selected as recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Honor

MyPhillyLawyer managing partner, Dean Weitzman, a distinguished and dedicated attorney, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor in 1987 from Temple University School of Law. He is a respected member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trial lawyer’s associations. He also has extensive litigation experience in Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Courts and the Federal district courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Throughout...

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$3M Verdict to Truck Driver Who Was Severely Injured by Oncoming Truck

A 49-year-old Florida dump truck driver whose vehicle was struck by an oncoming dump truck in July of 2016, causing serious injuries that left him unable to work, has been awarded $3.38 million in damages by a Florida jury. Joel Capote, who owned his own trucking company until the crash, suffered multiple fractures to his leg, spine and face as well as facial cuts, all of which have required multiple surgeries and other care, due...

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$1.5M Settlement in Death of a Woman in 2014 DUI Car Crash in N.J.

The owners of a now-closed New Jersey bar will pay a $1.5 million settlement to the estate of a 26-year-old New Jersey woman who died in a 2014 DUI car crash after her boyfriend got drunk at the bar and drove her away in her car. The victim, Tiffany Soto, of Howell, N.J., died early on the morning of April 20, 2014, after her boyfriend, Edwin Martinez, drove away from the tavern after getting into...

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Court Radio: Rhonda Willingham & General Legal Questions

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Rhonda E. Willingham, the President and Founder of MenzFit, a non-profit organization that provides low-income men with professional clothes to help ensure gainful employment. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$28M Settlement to Woman Paralyzed in Highway Barrier Crash in 2013

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...

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$10.6M Verdict to Woman After Losing Her Arm in a Car Crash

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...

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