Workers’ Compensation: The MyPhillyLawyer Guide to Your Legal Rights if You Are Injured While Working from Home during COVID-19

Since the deadly COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the world and our communities have been turned upside down. For workers in a wide range of industries, millions of people were told to work from their homes to help try to curb the spread of the coronavirus and its devastating infection and death rates. So, of course, with all those people working from home instead of their normal offices, accidents can and still do happen....

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Slip and Fall Lawyer Wins $22M Settlement for Brain Injury Victim Who Fell Through a Defective Second-Floor Bar Railing

A $22 million settlement is being paid to the family of a young woman who suffered catastrophic brain injuries when she fell from the second-floor of a bar due to a defective railing that gave way beneath her. The victim, Megan Keefe, was 20 years old when she was with friends in the former Spirit’s Bar in Cleveland’s Warehouse District on St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 and suddenly vanished from the group, according to a...

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Car Crash Lawyer Gets $3.55M Settlement for Driver Whose Car Struck Damaged Guardrail on NJ Interstate Ramp

A Paterson, N.J., driver who suffered serious spinal injuries when her car struck a damaged and protruding guardrail on a highway ramp in 2017 was awarded a $3.55 million settlement in her case. Judith Garris, who was 55 years old at the time of the June 17, 2017 crash, turned her vehicle onto an on-ramp to I-80 near Beckwith Avenue and Lewis Street in Paterson when the car struck a damaged, protruding guardrail, according to...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $650K Settlement for Injured Driver After Ambulance Rear-ends His Car

A New Jersey driver who was hurt in 2017 when his car was rear-ended by an ambulance as he waited for a deer to cross a roadway is receiving a $650,000 settlement in the case. The driver, Peter Feld, had stopped on Siloam Road in Freehold, N.J., on Jan. 28, 2017, when he came upon the deer in the road, according to a June 19 story by The New Jersey Law Journal and Law.com. As...

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If You Took Zantac and Have Cancer, Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights from MyPhillyLawyer

Cancer lawsuits against the makers of heartburn and acid reflux medication Zantac are soaring, especially since April 1 when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to voluntarily and immediately withdraw Zantac from the market. The FDA order includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of the drug, which is known by its generic name as ranitidine. In September of 2019, the FDA announced that low levels of an environmental contaminant known as...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $1.1M Settlement for Woman Seriously Injured When Another Car Jumps Highway Median and Crashes Head-on into Her Car

A car accident attorney has won a $1.1 million settlement for a 24-year-old Connecticut driver who was seriously injured in January of 2019 when a car being operated by another motorist jumped a highway median and smashed head-on into her car. The victim, Amber Nicole Castle of Norwich, was hurt as she drove her Toyota Corolla on Interstate 395 on Jan. 12, 2019, about 7:30 p.m., according to a May 19 story in The (New London) Day...

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Car Accident Attorney Wins $600K Settlement for Driver Who Was Seriously Injured When His Auto Was Struck by a Municipal Dump Truck

A car accident attorney has won a $600,000 settlement for a client who was seriously hurt in 2017 when his car was struck by a municipal dump truck in San Diego, California. The victim, Joshua Reeves, was driving his car westbound in Interstate 8 just after 7 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2017, when a city dump truck crashed into the back of his vehicle, according to a May 13 story by The San Diego Union-Tribune....

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $1.2M Settlement for Injured Woman Whose Car Was Struck by a Car That Had Fogged-Up Windows

A Connecticut woman who was seriously injured when her car was struck in September 2018 by a car that was being operated with fogged-up windows has won a $1.2 million settlement negotiated by her car accident lawyer. The victim, Melissa Ann O’Donnell, 30, was hurt when her Nissan Sentra was struck by another car being driven by Ross Keblish in Fairfield, Connecticut, according to an April 20 story on Law.com. O’Donnell suffered injuries to her...

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Car Crash Attorney Wins $310K Settlement for Driver Hurt When Municipal Truck Rear-ends Her Vehicle, Pushing it into Head-on Crash with Another Car

A car crash attorney has won a $310,000 settlement for a Sedgwick County, Kansas, driver who was seriously injured when a municipal truck smashed into the back of her car and pushed it headlong into another vehicle in late 2017. Matilda Pruitt was driving in the county on Dec. 26, 2017, when she was rear-ended by a municipal work truck as she was making a left turn from Meridian Street onto 60th Street, according to...

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