Car Crash Lawyer Wins $4.8M Settlement for Family of Teen Killed in a School Bus Crash

The family of a 16-year-old girl has reached a $4.8 million settlement with an Iowa school district after their daughter was killed when the school bus she was riding in became caught in a ditch and burst into flames in December of 2017. The teen, Megan Klindt, was the only passenger on the Riverside Community School District bus when its driver, 74-year-old Donnie Hendricks, apparently backed the bus up for an unknown reason and got...

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Car Accident Attorney Gets $5M Settlement for Family of Woman Killed by HVAC Company Driver Who Was Driving Drunk

A car accident attorney has won a $5 million settlement for the daughters of an Idaho woman who was killed in 2017 when her car was struck by an HVAC truck that was being driven by an employee who was driving drunk. The victim, Cheryl Miller, was driving her 2014 Nissan Maxima on U.S. 93 in Jerome County when her car was struck head-on by an HVAC truck being driven by then-employee, Larry Halbert, according...

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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 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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Car Accident Lawyer Reaches $3.75M Settlement for Family of Woman Killed When Her Car Was Struck by a Concrete Truck

The family of a 56-year-old Kentucky woman who was killed in February of 2017 when her car was struck by a concrete truck near a construction site has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the company that owns the truck. The victim, Dale Leonard, was driving her near Versailles Road in Lexington, Kentucky, on Feb. 28, 2017 when a concrete mixer truck was waved around traffic at a work site near the Blue Grass Airport...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $285M Verdict for Family of Woman Killed When a Tractor-Trailer Crossed a Highway Centerline and Struck Her Car Head-On

The family of a 58-year-old Louisiana woman who was killed in 2016 when a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into her small SUV on a Georgia highway has won a $280,065,000 wrongful death jury verdict in connection with her death. The victim, Judy Madere, of Albany, Louisiana, was driving on U.S. Highway 80 in Muskogee County, Georgia, on July 18, 2016 when a tractor-trailer owned by Schnitzer Steel crossed the centerline and struck her SUV, killing Madere...

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Car Crash Attorney Reaches $15M Settlement for Family of Bicyclist Killed by Police Car in Hawaii

The family of a 63-year-old bicyclist who was killed when he was struck by a police car while visiting Hawaii in 2015 will receive a $15.1 million settlement in connection with his death. The victim, Jeffrey Surnow, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, was riding a bicycle while visiting Hawaii's Big Island when he was struck and killed on March 1, 2015, by a police patrol car being driven by a former Hawaii County Police Department officer,...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $19M Verdict After Teen Killed in Crash with Truck

The family of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in 2015 when the car he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer which lacked safety devices that prevent cars from getting stuck underneath in the event of a crash has been awarded an $18.9 million verdict by a New Mexico jury. The teen, Riley Hein of Tijeras, New Mexico, died in November 2015 when his Honda Civic was struck by a tractor-trailer that veered over...

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