$16.5M Verdict to Man Seriously Hurt in Crash with Texting Trucker

An Indiana man who was seriously injured in 2015 when his car was rear-ended at a traffic light by a tractor-trailer whose driver was messaging on a cellphone has been awarded a $16.5 million verdict by an Indiana jury. The man, John Binkowski, was hurt March 7, 2015, when the tractor-trailer smashed into the rear of his car as he waited at a red light on Indiana Highway 49 at County Road 500 North, pushing...

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What You Need to Know About Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

Buying auto insurance is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a collision, but it's something that many people don't spend enough time researching beyond just shopping for low rates. The problem is that low rates don't always mean ensuring you have enough coverage to protect yourself in the event of a crash in which you sustain serious injuries caused by another driver....

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Late Cancer Diagnosis Leads to $4.2M Jury Verdict in Man’s Death

The family of a 54-year-old Massachusetts man has been awarded a $4.2 million medical malpractice jury verdict in connection with his death following a late kidney cancer diagnosis. The man, Neil Senna of Billerica, Mass., had visited his doctor in June 2009 as part of an initial evaluation of hypertension and underwent a urine analysis that suggested the presence of red blood cells in his urine, according to an April 3 story in The Lowell...

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$20M Verdict to Family After Death of Spinal Surgery Patient

The family of a 50-year-old Ohio woman who died in January 2014 after undergoing spinal surgery has been awarded a $20 million jury verdict in Chester County in connection with her death. The woman, Sharon Kimble, had her surgery at the Laser Spine Institute in Wayne, Pa., and was discharged two hours after her procedure, according to a March 29 story by The Legal Intelligencer. She had been suffering from chronic back pain and was...

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What You Need to Know About Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Car Insurance

When drivers buy car insurance in Pennsylvania, they have the option of choosing from two kinds of coverage – limited tort, which covers a driver's medical treatment and related expenses, but not pain and suffering – or full tort, which maintains their rights to sue for pain and suffering in all cases. The decision about which coverage to purchase is one of the most important a driver can make. On its face, limited tort coverage...

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How You Can Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Family

Every Sunday morning, callers to our MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio broadcast dial in to talk about their legal situations. And inevitably, some of our callers, who are often avid fans of the show, explain that they were recently involved in a car crash, hired a lawyer and now are not happy with their choice of representation. They ask to make an appointment with our firm to discuss their situation. Then I ask them why they didn't...

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$20M Settlement to Families of 2 Men Killed by Chicago Cop’s DUI Crash

The families of two men who died in 2009 when their vehicle was struck by an SUV being driven by a drunken off-duty Chicago police officer will each receive a $10 million settlement in the case. The fiery crash occurred in April 2009, when the officer's SUV smashed into the back of a disabled car on the side of the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, killing Andrew Cazares, 23, the driver of the car, and...

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What You Need to Know About Statutes of Limitations and Car Crashes

Sometimes when people are involved a car crash, they don't think much about it, perhaps not realizing they are even injured in the adrenaline rush of the moment. Other times, injured parties are talked out of reporting their injuries from a vehicle crash by the driver of the vehicle, who doesn't want to report the incident to their insurance company due to concerns about being hit with higher premiums. That's what happened to a recent...

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$1.7M Verdict to Boy Struck in Head by Baseball at Youth Ball Game

The family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury after he was struck in the head by a foul ball while standing in a dugout during a youth baseball game in April of 2015 has been awarded a $1.7 million verdict by an Allegheny County jury. The boy, Zachary Hoffman, was a day shy of his 12th birthday when he was struck by the foul ball, which had passed through an 11-foot gap...

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