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Family of fall victim wins $5.6 million verdict
Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The family of Bronson Ganka won a $5.6 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit against his employer over his fatal fall in 2014. The family claimed that Jeffrey Clark, a manager for Apartments Downtown Inc., was negligent and did not provide a safe work environment. According to The Gazette, Bronson Ganka fell 12 feet […]

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 […]

Lawsuits filed against Amtrak for derailment between Portland and Seattle
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

On the inaugural trip of the Amtrak Cascades 501 from Seattle to Portland, the train derailed near DuPont, Washington, leaving three dead and nearly 80 individuals injured. The first lawsuits were filed against the train company last week for this incident. Additional claims are expected to be filed given the scale of the derailment. The […]

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 […]

Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in rock crushing incident
Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Wesley Sherwood was killed in 2011 when he fell into a rock crushing machine at B.S. Quarries in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Wesley was attempting to clear rocks that had jammed the crusher when he fell into the machine. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Following his death, Wesley’s mother, […]

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. […]

Family sues shopping center and engineering firm over fatal bicycle crash
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

  A 16-year-old girl was struck by a car in front of a shopping center while riding home from class on her bicycle on a January evening in 2016. Yessica Angel-Moreno suffered catastrophic injuries and passed away six days after the incident. Now, her family has filed a lawsuit against the shopping center and the engineering […]

Mother suing over son’s alcohol-related fatal crash
Friday, September 29th, 2017

Yolanda Rook is suing multiple parties over the death of her 17-year-old son, Liam Maclachlan. Liam was killed while he was riding a motorized scooter in January of 2017 in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Ms. Rook alleges that a 35-year-old man, Troy Fike, served her son alcohol on the night of his […]

Most distracted driving deaths don’t involve cell phone use, study says
Friday, April 26th, 2013

Only 10% of motor vehicle accidents that result in a death are caused by distracted driving? A new study on 65000 fatal crashes from Erie Insurance