$4M Settlement in Deaths of Calif. Couple Struck by Sheriff’s Car

The families of a California couple who were killed in 2013 when the SUV they were riding in was struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle that was speeding through an intersection will receive a $4 million payment to settle their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. The victims, Sara Paynter and Robert Delgadillo, were ejected from the back seat of the Ford Explorer they were riding in and were killed in December...

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$42M Verdict to Car Crash Victims After Improper Auto Repairs

A Texas couple has been awarded a $42 million jury verdict after they were severely injured in a 2013 car crash that was worsened due to improper techniques used to repair their car after it had been damaged previously by a hail storm. The couple, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, were on their way to visit family members for the holidays on Dec. 21, 2013, when an oncoming Toyota Tundra pickup hydroplaned on a wet surface...

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$18M in Settlements to Kin of Baby Killed When Stroller Struck by SUV

An Illinois family whose 7-month-old daughter was killed when an SUV ran into her stroller in a crosswalk as her father walked her across a street in March 2015 on a visit to San Diego's Point Loma will receive a total of $18 million in two settlements that have been reached in connection with the crash. The infant, Juniper Aavang, was being pushed in the stroller at 6:30 a.m. on March 2, 2015 by her...

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$1.15M Settlement in Fatal Crash of Stolen Work Van

The family of a woman and her 14-year-old daughter who were killed when the car they were in was struck by a fleeing stolen work van earlier this year in New Mexico has reached a $1.15 million settlement with the company that owned the van. The van, which had been left running in an employee's driveway on Jan. 18, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., was stolen and crashed into another car while being chased by police,...

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$2M Settlement in Death of Va. Man Killed by Tractor-Trailer

The family of a 50-year-old Virginia man who was killed in 2014 when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer as he drove a utility tractor on the side of a highway has reached a $2.05 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against three defendants. The victim, Albert Thomas, was severely injured on Sept. 4, 2014 when the utility tractor he was driving south on U.S. 13 near Eyreville Drive in Northampton...

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$9.75M Settlement to Family of Infant Killed in Police Car Crash

The family of a 9-month-old baby boy who was killed in his parent's car when it was struck from behind by an SUV being driven by an on-duty police officer in 2013 has reached a $9.75 million settlement with the City of Sacramento, Calif. The child, Raiden Saechao, died five days after the Dec. 17, 2013 crash, which occurred on westbound Interstate 80, according to a July 18 story by The Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento...

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Family of Trucker Killed in Fiery 2016 Crash Reaches $11M Settlement

An $11 million settlement has been reached by the family of a 48-year-old South Carolina tractor-trailer driver who died in August 2016 when his rig struck another tractor-trailer carrying a load of gasoline as the second truck was attempting to turn around on a South Carolina highway in the darkness of early morning. The victim, Kenneth Avis of Georgetown, S.C., died about 3 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2016, when his 2015 Volvo tractor and its...

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$2M Settlement to 2 N.J. Cousins Hurt in Drunk Driving Crash

Two teen-aged cousins who were severely hurt in December 2013 when the car they were riding in was struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by a drunk driver have agreed to a $2.05 million settlement in the case. The victims, Sora Newman and Shulamis Gorelick, who were 16 years old at the time of the crash on Dec. 29, 2013, both received traumatic brain and other injuries due to the impact, according to...

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$2M Verdict to Man Injured When His Pickup Was Rear-Ended by a Truck

A 44-year-old Pennsylvania man has been awarded a $2 million verdict by a jury after he was severely injured in November 2013 when his pick-up truck was rear-ended by a truck being operated by a drunk driver on Interstate 81 in Guildford Township, Franklin County. The plaintiff, Francisco Ramos-Becerra, was parked along the shoulder of I-81, refilling his Ford pickup truck with fuel around 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2013, when his vehicle was rear-ended...

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