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Court Radio: Struck – Pedestrians Killed by Police Cars

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks about police car crashes, when the police are involved in a collision do they have responsibilities, under what circumstances can you bring a claim against the Philadelphia police department for car accidents and liabilities that police may have when they engage in a "hot pursuit".

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Car Crash Attorney Reaches $260,000 Settlement for Woman Struck by Police Car in a Convenience Store Parking Lot

A California woman who was struck by a police car in a parking lot as she tried to find her dropped cigarette on the ground next to her car has reached a $260,000 settlement with the Santa Rosa Police Department in the case. The 29-year-old woman, Laure Friedell, had stopped at a convenience store on West Steele Lane in Santa Rosa at 4:40 p.m. on April 27, 2017, and left a lit cigarette under her...

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Court Radio: To Will or Trust with Saul Langsam

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Saul Langsam of MyPhillyLawyer talk about whether you can transfer real estate through a verbal agreement, how to transfer immediate ownership of a property, how much wills cost, how long a creation of a will or deed will take and other estate planning questions. [powerpress]

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $285M Verdict for Family of Woman Killed When a Tractor-Trailer Crossed a Highway Centerline and Struck Her Car Head-On

The family of a 58-year-old Louisiana woman who was killed in 2016 when a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into her small SUV on a Georgia highway has won a $280,065,000 wrongful death jury verdict in connection with her death. The victim, Judy Madere, of Albany, Louisiana, was driving on U.S. Highway 80 in Muskogee County, Georgia, on July 18, 2016 when a tractor-trailer owned by Schnitzer Steel crossed the centerline and struck her SUV, killing Madere...

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Court Radio: Speed Cameras, Reducing Fatalities on the Boulevard – Mike Carroll and LaTanya Byrd

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Mike Carroll, deputy managing director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, and LaTanya Byrd, who lost family members in a tragic pedestrian accident on Roosevelt Boulevard, about the introduction of speed cameras on the Boulevard and how to reduce the number of auto fatalities.

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Car Crash Attorney Reaches $15M Settlement for Family of Bicyclist Killed by Police Car in Hawaii

The family of a 63-year-old bicyclist who was killed when he was struck by a police car while visiting Hawaii in 2015 will receive a $15.1 million settlement in connection with his death. The victim, Jeffrey Surnow, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, was riding a bicycle while visiting Hawaii's Big Island when he was struck and killed on March 1, 2015, by a police patrol car being driven by a former Hawaii County Police Department officer,...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $19M Verdict After Teen Killed in Crash with Truck

The family of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in 2015 when the car he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer which lacked safety devices that prevent cars from getting stuck underneath in the event of a crash has been awarded an $18.9 million verdict by a New Mexico jury. The teen, Riley Hein of Tijeras, New Mexico, died in November 2015 when his Honda Civic was struck by a tractor-trailer that veered over...

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Med Mal Lawyer Wins $2.4M Verdict for Man in Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Case

After going to see a doctor for an undisclosed medical condition in December of 2010, a former New Jersey man did not seek additional treatment because his doctor didn't communicate that any further medical investigation should be sought. But just a little more than three years later, the patient, Mark Heiser, was diagnosed in February 2014 with stage IV kidney cancer that had spread to his pancreas and required the removal of his left kidney,...

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