$1.55M Settlement to Family of School Bus Driver Killed in 2016 Crash

The family of a New Jersey school bus driver who was killed in November 2016 when her bus was struck head-on by an SUV on a Middletown, N.J., roadway has reached a $1.55 million settlement in connection with her death. The school bus driver, Lorraine Filozof, 62, of Woodbridge, was pulled from the wreckage by a witness to the crash and by a bus aide who was also traveling on the bus, but died later...

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$12M Verdict to Family of Teen Killed in Toyota 4Runner Crash

The family of a 17-year-old teenager who died in 2015 in a roll-over crash when an axle broke on the Toyota 4Runner she was driving has been awarded a $12 million verdict by a South Carolina jury. The victim, 17-year-old Lacee Dial was driving her 1999 Toyota 4Runner to an interview on the morning of Sept. 15, 2012 in South Carolina when the left rear axle broke, allowing the wheel to separate from the vehicle...

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$17M Verdict to Survivors of 3 Killed by Truck in Road Work Crash

A Charleston, S.C., jury has awarded a $17 million verdict in the case of a family of three who were killed in March 2015 when their SUV was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer and caught fire as traffic stacked up in a highway construction zone. The victims, 34-year-old Canadian Army Private Jeremiah Cross, his 32-year-old wife, Crystal, and their infant son, Greysen, were killed when the tractor-trailer, traveling at 70 mph, smashed into their...

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$11.75M Settlement in Fatal Bicyclist Crash with Distracted Deputy

The family of a California attorney is receiving an $11.75 million settlement from Los Angeles County, four-and-a-half years after the man was struck and killed by a police cruiser being operated by a sheriff's deputy who was using his computer while he drove down a street. The crash on Dec. 8, 2013 occurred when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy, Andrew Wood, apparently swerved into a bike lane on Mulholland Highway while typing data into...

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Summer Safety Begins with Memorial Day: Here’s Your Safe Summer Guide

As we begin another glorious summer season in the Philadelphia area on this Memorial Day holiday weekend, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone that good times with friends and family begin with safety and common sense. One of the first things to remember is not to drink and drive as holiday weekends like this usually see a spike in drunk driving accidents, injuries and deaths. In 2016, the last year in which statistics...

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$4M Medical Malpractice Verdict in Death of One-Month-Old Baby  

The mother of a one-month-old baby who died in 2010 from whooping cough has been awarded a $4 million verdict by a Lancaster County, Pa., jury. The woman, Michelle Goldstein, sued her baby daughter's doctors and Lancaster Pediatric Associates for medical malpractice, alleging in her lawsuit that the doctors should have diagnosed and treated the baby's illness earlier, which could have prevented the infant's death, according to a May 17 story by LNP. In her...

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School’s Almost Out: Summer Driving Safety and Your Teen

As summer approaches and high school students get ready for the end of classes, here's a frightening and sobering statistic – motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teens each year. In 2016, some 2,082 teens aged 15 to 18 years old died in crashes on U.S. roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, about 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 to 19 were...

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$3.2M Verdict to Victim of a Bicycle Crash at a Charity Event

A New Jersey man has been awarded a $3.2 million jury award as compensation for severe spinal injuries he suffered in a bicycle crash while participating in a charity bicycle ride in Philadelphia in 2015. The victim, Anthony Degliomini, was riding his bike on May 17, 2015 as part of a 20-mile-long Phillies Charities Bike Ride when his bicycle wheels went into a sinkhole along the route in the 200 block of Pattison Avenue, causing...

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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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