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 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 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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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $2.1M Verdict for Man Badly Hurt in Head-On Crash

An Allegheny County jury has awarded a $2.1 million verdict to a western Pennsylvania man who was badly hurt and left permanently paralyzed and wheelchair-bound when his minivan was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed the centerline of a road in June of 2015. Donald Berger, 62, was driving east on Hulton Road in Penn Hills Township just east of Pittsburgh on June 29, 2015, when a westbound car being driven by Caleb Wilson...

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Car crash attorney wins $4.6M settlement for driver critically injured in crash with volunteer firefighter responding to an emergency call in 2018

A $4.6 million settlement has been reached for a 56-year-old New Jersey woman who was seriously and permanently injured when her car was struck by a vehicle being driven by a volunteer firefighter who was responding to an emergency call in 2018. The victim, Melinda Baker of Mantua, N.J., was driving on Mantua Pike at the intersection of  and Parkville Station Road in Deptford on Jan. 26, 2018 when her vehicle was struck by a...

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Car Accident Lawyer Reaches $30M Settlement for 2 Children Struck by Car as They Walked to See Holiday Fireworks

The families of two boys who were severely injured when they were struck by a Jeep as they walked with their families to a July 4 fireworks display in 2016 in California will receive a $30 million settlement from the city of Morgan Hill, where the accident occurred. Michael Patton, who was 13 at the time of the crash, and his cousin, Mateo Cervantes, who was 6, were struck on Monterey Road as they were...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $32M Verdict for Family of Nurse Killed in Crash with DUI Trucker

The family of a 43-year-old hospice nurse who was killed in 2012 when a dump truck being operated by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana smashed head-on into her minivan has received a $32 million verdict from a jury in Anderson County, Kentucky. Marie Garmon was driving her minivan on Sept. 7, 2012, on U.S. 62 in Anderson County when a dump truck operated by Eric D. Jenkins crossed the road's centerline...

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