$242M Verdict to Family of Children Hurt by Seatbacks in Lexus Crash

The family of two young children who suffered traumatic brain injuries when the family's 2002 Lexus sedan was struck from behind while sitting in traffic in September of 2016 have been awarded $242.1 million in damages by a Texas jury. The children, Owen Reavis, 3, and his sister, Emily, 5, were severely injured in the back seat of the car when the front seats, where their parents were sitting in the Lexus, were forced backward...

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$150K Settlement After Driver Killed in Crash with Idaho Sheriff’s Car

An Idaho woman has received a $150,000 settlement in connection with the 2011 death of her father, who was killed when his Jeep was struck by a speeding Idaho sheriff's deputy's vehicle on its way to a 911 call as the victim turned left from a road into his driveway. Jackie Raymond, the daughter of Barry Johnson, who died in the Oct. 18, 2011 crash, sued Payette County, Idaho, following the crash on U.S. Route...

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Huge Win for Injured Victims in New Pa. Supreme Court Vehicle Crash Ruling

In Pennsylvania over the past five years, if a vehicle owned and operated by a municipal entity in the Commonwealth such as SEPTA or even a local water authority was involved in a crash while it was not physically moving, the Commonwealth or the entity would be immune from paying you any damages. Think about that for a minute. Even if the Commonwealth or SEPTA or a local water authority vehicle were parked illegally, sticking...

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AutoZone Paying $3.3M Settlement for 3 Crash Deaths in 2016

The families of three people killed in a 2016 vehicle crash in New York State will receive a $3.3 million settlement from AutoZone after one of the company's tractor-trailers smashed into the rear of a car that had run out of gas in the right lane of a highway. The driver of the disabled car, Jesenia Valentin, 29, of Bridgeport, Conn., had called 911 to report her vehicle being disabled on Interstate 84 when it...

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$2.15M Settlement to Severely Injured Motorcycle Crash Victim

A 38-year-old Illinois man will receive a $2.15 million settlement after he suffered permanent brain injuries when he was struck by a car as he rode his motorcycle in a Chicago suburb in 2015. The victim, Wyatt Williams, was riding his 1986 Honda CN250 Helix motorcycle on North Avenue near Maple Street in Oak Park, Ill., in June of 2015 when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Leslie Mueller, 37, of Glendale...

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$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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