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Husband files lawsuit over crash that killed pregnant wife and three sons
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Edward Schmidt, the husband of a pregnant woman and father of three boys who were killed in a car crash last summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver for his involvement in the incident. He is seeking at least $200,000 in damages. According to The Daily Southtown, 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt was […]

Jury finds curve near Hearst Castle dangerous
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A Paso Robles jury recently found a stretch of Highway 1 south of Hearst Castle to be dangerous and in need of repair to prevent potential collisions. The jurors finding came after a month-long trial involving a head-on collision on the highway in 2011. Jeffrey LaChance was traveling northbound on a two-lane portion of Highway […]

Daughter of actor Paul Walker settles lawsuit with Porsche
Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Meadow Walker, the daughter of late-actor Paul Walker, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit she filed against Porsche over her father’s death in 2013 for an unspecified amount. The “Fast and Furious” actor’s father also settled his suit against the car manufacturer. Paul Walker was killed while riding as a passenger in a 2005 Carrera GT. […]

Texas couple awarded $42 million over faulty vehicle repairs
Monday, October 16th, 2017

On December 21, 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachans were traveling to visit family for the holidays when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck that had hydroplaned. Their 2010 Honda Fit caught on fire and the roof collapsed while the couple was trapped inside the car. Matthew’s feet were wedged beneath the driver’s pedals, […]

What you need to know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  Starting on October 1, 2017, Oregon’s new distracted driving law will go into effect. According to The Oregonian, the law prohibits drivers from using their phone or any mobile electronic device from any function that requires the driver to hold or touch the device. Prior to this law, Oregon statute contained a loophole that […]

Revived concerns over safety of certain Jeep models following fatal crash
Friday, September 8th, 2017

  Vicki Hill from Ohio was driving to work in her 2007 Jeep Liberty when she was rear-ended at a stop light. The fuel from her vehicle caught fire and firefighters were unable to rescue her from her Jeep because of the strength of the flames. Hill died due to injuries sustained in the incident. […]

Drivers – Secure Your Coupling Devices and Loads, and Allow for Increased Reaction Time as You Age
Thursday, July 13th, 2017

D’Amore Law Group, P.C. is frequently contacted following serious and tragic motor vehicle crashes. One such case that we are currently working on involves the death of our client’s husband and injuries she suffered due to a high-speed motor vehicle crash. Our client was travelling in the middle lane on a highway when a police […]

Following a number of airbag lawsuits, Takata files for bankruptcy
Friday, July 7th, 2017

Last week, Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan after being flooded with lawsuits and recall costs for its faulty airbag inflators. Takata airbags are linked to 180 injuries and 16 deaths. Takata airbags can become over-pressurized, causing them to rupture and propel pieces of metal into the cabin of a car. […]

Lawsuit filed against drunk driver
Friday, June 16th, 2017

  The husband of a woman killed in a drunk driving incident is now filing a civil case against the defendant following the closing of the criminal case. Rachel Townsend was driving in Coventry Township, Ohio, when Brandon Pheneger went around a curve at full speed. Pheneger hit the median, causing his truck to become […]

Common Sense, Negligence, and Comparative Fault
Saturday, May 27th, 2017

My fortune cookie last week contained the following observation, “Common sense is not so common.” As a personal injury attorney, this resonated with me because I see situations daily where someone’s failure to use common sense has harmed someone else. Small actions that may seem insignificant at the time, can lead to damaging and costly […]