Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Awards $2,500 College Scholarship to Construction Accident Victim in Second Year of the MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship

Philadelphia’s MyPhillyLawyer personal injury and car accident law firm has awarded its $2,500 MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship for 2019 to a 22-year-old New York student who was seriously injured in 2017 by falling construction debris on a Brooklyn street. Asma Khursheed, an engineering student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the scholarship, which is awarded each year to recognize and support victims of a wide range of...

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Car Crash Attorney Reaches $4.8M Settlement for Family of N.Y. Woman Killed in DUI Crash

The family of a 47-year-old N.Y. state woman who was killed in 2015 after her car was struck by a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver has been awarded a $4.8 million settlement by a New York state Superior Court jury. Killed in the crash was Elizabeth Gibson, who died May 26, 2015, as she drove her car on Route 22 in Granville, N.Y., according to a Jan. 10 story by The (Glen Falls,...

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Car Accident Attorney Gets $5M Settlement for Family of Woman Killed by HVAC Company Driver Who Was Driving Drunk

A car accident attorney has won a $5 million settlement for the daughters of an Idaho woman who was killed in 2017 when her car was struck by an HVAC truck that was being driven by an employee who was driving drunk. The victim, Cheryl Miller, was driving her 2014 Nissan Maxima on U.S. 93 in Jerome County when her car was struck head-on by an HVAC truck being driven by then-employee, Larry Halbert, according...

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Car Crash Attorney Gets $225K Settlement for Two Crash Victims from Tavern that Allegedly Served Alcohol to a Connecticut State Trooper in 2019 DUI Case

Two women who were badly injured in 2019 when their car was struck by an unmarked Connecticut State Police car have reached a $225,000 settlement with a tavern that allegedly served alcohol to the off-duty trooper before the crash. The victims, Lisa Conroy, 52, and her daughter, Madison Conroy, 19, were traveling on Route 188 at Airport Road in Southbury, Conn., on Sept. 25 about 7:30 p.m. when an unmarked trooper’s car smashed into their...

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Philadelphia Man Gets $4.15M Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit After Spending 24 Years in Prison for a Murder He Did Not Commit

(Photo above, Shaurn Thomas, left, and attorney, James Figorski) Shaurn Thomas was just a 16-year-old boy in 1990 when he was arrested by two Philadelphia police detectives and charged with murdering a man in North Philadelphia. After his arrest, the detectives and the legal system didn’t listen to his alibi – that he was in custody at a juvenile detention facility at the time of the killing – as the detectives pushed their own agendas...

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Med Mal Lawyer Wins $6.48M Verdict for Family of Child Born with Birth Defects Due to Blood Pressure Medicine Prescribed for Her Then-Pregnant Mother

A child who was born with serious birth defects after her mother continued to take blood pressure medication while she was pregnant has been awarded $6.48 million in damages by a Georgia jury to pay for her ongoing medical treatments. The girl, now 8 years old, suffered brain damage, kidney damage, cognitive issues, skull abnormalities, intestinal problems and other medical issues due to the blood pressure medicine that was prescribed for her mother, Terry Franklin,...

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Car Accident Attorney Gets $12M Settlement for Family of Teen ATV Rider Killed After Being Tasered by a Michigan State Trooper

The family of a 15-year-old Detroit teenager has reached a $12 million settlement with the Michigan State Police after the boy died in an ATV crash in 2017 after he was Tasered by a state trooper through the window of a patrol car. The teen, Damon Grimes, was riding the ATV on a street on Detroit's east side on Aug. 26, 2017, when a state trooper fired a Taser at him from the passenger seat...

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Happy New Year 2020 From MyPhillyLawyer, and Our New Year’s Reminder to Drive Safe and Sober

With the recent Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa holidays behind us and New Year's Eve coming up this week, car crash attorneys MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone about the  dangers of drunk driving and DUI as we begin to welcome the approaching New Year of 2020. To fight to keep drunk drivers off our roads this holiday season the Pennsylvania State Police will once again be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober...

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Car Accident Attorney Wins $27M Settlement for Family of Child Severely Injured When Police SUV Struck Their Car at High Speed

A California family has reached a $27 million settlement from Sacramento County after a sheriff deputy's SUV smashed into the family's car as the sheriff's vehicle drove at high speed without activating its emergency lights and siren in July of 2017. The crash severely injured the family's then-10-year-old daughter, who suffered permanent brain damage in the wreck. The child, Julian Awad, who is now 12, was riding in the backseat of her family's Honda CRV...

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