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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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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Car Crash Attorney: The Tragedy of Texting and Driving

One life gone. Another life ruined, a prison sentence in the wings. Two families broken apart. All due to one moment of texting and driving. It happens often nowadays, and it can be prevented easily. Here is the latest story. It was Sept. 28, 2016. Dr. Yuwen Wang, 39, a scientist for a fragrance maker, was out walking at 8:20 A.M. in Keansburg, N.J., just as Alexandra Mansonet, 50, was driving by in her black...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $21.5M Verdict for Severely Injured Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist who was severely injured when he was struck by a car that switched lanes without warning on a Los Angeles highway in 2018 has been awarded a $21.5 million jury verdict in a California court. The motorcyclist, Matthew Rada, now 28, of Culver City, California, was riding his motorcycle on Feb. 8, 2018, in the northbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane of the San Diego 405 Freeway when he was struck by a...

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Car Crash Attorney Wins $8M Verdict for Motorcyclist Injured by Flying Construction Work Zone Barrel

A motorcyclist who was seriously injured in 2015 by a flying highway work zone construction barrel that was flung into his motorcycle by a nearby dump truck has been awarded an $8 million damage verdict by a Georgia jury. The motorcyclist, Ronnie Stevens, now 41, was riding his Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle on Interstate 75 in Clayton County, Georgia, on Oct. 12, 2015, when a dump truck smashed into an orange construction work zone barrel...

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Car Accident Lawyer Reaches $1.9M Settlement for Severely Hurt Driver Whose Car Was Struck By a DUI Driver

A Connecticut woman who suffered serious injuries in April 2018 when a car being driven by a drunk driver smashed into the side of her car has reached a $1.9 million settlement in the case. The plaintiff, Loreta Vaichus, 58, of Woodbury, Connecticut, was driving her Toyota Corolla on Spring Road in Middlebury, Connecticut, when her car was struck by a BMW being operated by Christina Robinson, a waitress at The Good News Café, who...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Wins $1.5M for Badly Injured Train Crash Victim

After being seriously injured as a passenger in a New Jersey Transit commuter train crash in 2016, a 45-year-old New York woman will now receive a $1.5 million settlement to compensate her for her injuries. The settlement for plaintiff LaTonya Story, of Garnersville, N.Y., came more than three years after the Sept. 29, 2016 crash, which occurred as a commuter train was pulling into Hoboken Station in New Jersey, according to a Nov. 12 story...

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