$7.5M Settlement in Car Crash During Hurricane Sandy that Killed Woman

A $7.5 million settlement has been reached in connection with the crash of an SUV and a police car during Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey in October 2012 which left one woman dead and three others severely  injured. The crash, which happened about 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2012 at routes 112 and 347 in Port Jefferson Station, N.J., occurred when a Ford Crown Victoria police car broadsided the 2002 Toyota Highlander the four women...

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Motorcyclist Gets $1.3M Settlement After Being Struck by Car

A Connecticut motorcyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014 after he was struck by a car pulling out of a driveway as he rode his motorcycle down a street is receiving a $1.3 million settlement in the case. The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Jeffrey Cipriano, was riding his Harley-Davidson on a street in Bethany, Conn., when a vehicle being driven by 74-year-old Margaret Wilson struck him, according to a May 23 story by The Connecticut...

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$39M Verdict to Family of Texas Firefighter Killed in Bicycle Crash

A Texas jury has awarded a $39 million wrongful death verdict to the family of a 43-year-old Houston firefighter who was killed in a 2014 crash with a utility trailer while on a bicycle ride. W. Mark Braswell, who was a captain for the Houston Fire Department, was riding along North Bridgeland Lake Parkway when he and his bicycle struck a landscaping trailer stopped in traffic on the four-lane roadway, according to a May 3...

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$6.6M Verdict to Injured Chicago Commuter Train Crash Victim

A 37-year-old Chicago woman was awarded $6.65 million in damages by a Cook County, Ill., jury after she was seriously injured as a passenger in a 2014 crash of a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) commuter train. The victim, Yolanda Montes, was one of more than 30 train passengers who were hurt when the CTA Blue Line train she was riding on at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport derailed, crashed through a barrier and landed on top...

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$5M Settlement Reached in Medical Helicopter Crash Death

The parents of a 38-year-old Alabama nurse who was killed in the crash of a medical helicopter which was responding to an emergency call in March 2016 has reached a $5 million settlement with the operators of the aircraft. The nurse, Stacey Cernadas, died March 26, 2016, when the Haynes LifeFlight medical helicopter she was riding in crashed about 12:18 a.m. west of Enterprise, Ala., after picking up a critically-injured victim from a motor vehicle...

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$8.5M Settlement to Family of Woman Killed in Crash with Police Car

The family of a 21-year-old New Mexico woman who was killed in 2013 when the car she was traveling in was struck by a speeding police cruiser will receive an $8.5 million settlement in the case. Ashley Browder was killed on Feb. 10, 2013, when a police cruiser, being driven by an off-duty police officer, smashed into the car being driven by Ashley's then 19-year-old sister, Lindsay, in an intersection in Albuquerque, N.M., according to...

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Additional $533K Settlement for Family of Child Killed in Car Crash

The family of a six-month old boy who was killed in the crash of a car that was being driven by his 23-year-old nanny in 2011 in Aberdeen, N.J., has reached an additional $533,503 settlement in the case with a second automotive service station which had previously worked on the car, and with the nanny's estate. The infant, Gabriel Bauder, and his nanny, Janine Hayes, died following the crash on Sept. 6, 2011, on Church...

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$4.85M Settlement to Bicyclist Hurt On Poorly-Kept City Sidewalk

A California man has reached a $4.85 million settlement with the City of San Diego in connection to severe injuries he suffered in 2014 when he crashed while riding his bicycle on a sidewalk that had been lifted by large tree roots. The victim, Clifford Brown, landed on his head and tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several teeth and suffered a possible stroke when he and his 21-speed Schwinn bicycle were "launched" about 28 feet...

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$5M Settlement to Family of N.J. Woman Killed in 2014 Car-Truck Crash

The family of a 50-year-old Freehold, N.J., woman who was killed when her car burst into flames after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer at a red light in 2014 will receive a $5 million settlement in the case. The victim, Heidi Bennett, was killed on March 31, 2014, as she sat in her automobile and was struck by the truck as she was waiting at a red light on the southbound side of Route 9...

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