$3M Verdict to Truck Driver Who Was Severely Injured by Oncoming Truck

A 49-year-old Florida dump truck driver whose vehicle was struck by an oncoming dump truck in July of 2016, causing serious injuries that left him unable to work, has been awarded $3.38 million in damages by a Florida jury. Joel Capote, who owned his own trucking company until the crash, suffered multiple fractures to his leg, spine and face as well as facial cuts, all of which have required multiple surgeries and other care, due...

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$1.5M Settlement in Death of a Woman in 2014 DUI Car Crash in N.J.

The owners of a now-closed New Jersey bar will pay a $1.5 million settlement to the estate of a 26-year-old New Jersey woman who died in a 2014 DUI car crash after her boyfriend got drunk at the bar and drove her away in her car. The victim, Tiffany Soto, of Howell, N.J., died early on the morning of April 20, 2014, after her boyfriend, Edwin Martinez, drove away from the tavern after getting into...

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$28M Settlement to Woman Paralyzed in Highway Barrier Crash in 2013

A 20-year-old Washington state woman has reached a $28 million settlement with the state's Department of Transportation after being paralyzed from the chest down in 2013 when the vehicle she was riding in smashed into a concrete highway pillar that lacked a guardrail or other safety barrier. Skylar Seward, who was 15 at the time of the crash on Interstate 5 near DuPont in Pierce County, was seriously injured when the car smashed into a...

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$10.6M Verdict to Woman After Losing Her Arm in a Car Crash

A woman whose arm was amputated after the vehicle she was riding in crashed and overturned on a New Jersey Interstate highway in 2015 has been awarded $10.6 million in compensatory damages by a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury. The victim, Shanika Brown, was in the front passenger seat of a minivan being driven by another woman on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County, N.J., in July of 2015 when the minivan driver swerved to...

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$10M Settlement to Woman Who Lost Both Legs After Being Struck by Bus

A 65-year-old West Orange, N.J., woman who had to have both legs amputated after being struck and crushed by a New Jersey Transit bus in 2016 has reached a $10 million settlement with the transit agency. The victim, Claire Dertouzos, was struck by the bus on May 28, 2016, as she was trying to cross Mount Prospect Avenue at Heller Parkway in Newark, according to a Sept. 25 story by NJ.com. The bus was making a left...

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$1M Settlement to Motorcyclist Struck and Injured by Turning Car

A motorcyclist who suffered severe leg injuries when he was struck by a turning car as he was riding his motorcycle in Montgomery County, Pa., in 2016 has reached a $1 million settlement with the driver of the car and the driver's employer. The victim, Michael Solow, was riding on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington on July 27, 2016 when a sedan being driven by Robert Sligh II, struck his motorcycle, according to an Aug....

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$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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