Jury Increases Award of Compensation for Falling in a Hole Left by a Utility Company

A New Jersey jury has increased an award of compensation for falling in a hole left by a utility company after an arbitrated settlement was appealed. In April 2012, the Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) removed a broken pole from outside the Barnegat Township property owned by Nancy Jacobs. The removal of the … Read more

Cyclist´s Broken Hip Compensation Settlement Upheld on Appeal

A cyclist´s $439,000 broken hip compensation settlement – originally awarded by a jury in 2013 – has been upheld by the Oregon Court of Appeals. On 6th August 2011, John Currier was cycling in the Lloyd District of Portland, when he had to take evasive action to avoid a car that was waiting to pull … Read more

Court Says No New Trial in Pedestrian Bus Accident Claim

The New York Supreme Court has refused plaintiffs in a pedestrian bus accident claim a new trial after a jury award of compensation was considered modest. Leslie Lariviere (39) suffered a head injury on 9th December 2008 when she was hit on the head by a bus´s side view mirror as she crossed a street … Read more

Man Awarded Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Tree Branch

A man, who sustained multiple injuries when a rotted tree branch fell on his car, has been awarded $765,000 compensation for catastrophic injuries by a Columbia County jury. Bill Kocher from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, was driving to work along the main road in the village of Lightstreet when, in July 2010, a branch separated from a … Read more

Glass Ban Introduced to Reduce Accidents on Las Vegas Strip

Clark County Commissioners have approved a ban on all glass containers between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue to reduce the number of accidents on Las Vegas Strip. From September 26th, everybody carrying a drink along Las Vegas Boulevard must do so in a plastic or paper container according to a new ordinance announced by Clark … Read more

Man Recovers Compensation for Crushed Legs in Tow Truck Accident after Claim

A man from Dakota County in Minnesota has recovered $1.745 million compensation for crushed legs in a tow truck accident that happened on the day that he retired from his business. On July 19 2011, Dean Bauer´s pickup would not start, and he called AAA for assistance. When the tow truck arrived, Dean and the … Read more

Claim for Injury Compensation for Trip on Cracked Drainage Cover Settled

A sanitary service driver from Marin in San Rafael has been awarded $105,000 compensation for a trip on a cracked drainage cover after a disagreement over liability was settled. Marc Green had just stepped down from his sanitary service vehicle in December 2011, when he tripped on a cracked drainage cover outside of Kovac Motors … Read more

Jury Awards Compensation for Injuries Caused by Drunk Driver

A twenty-nine year old man from Chicago has been awarded $2.4 million in compensation for injuries caused by a drunk driver after a hearing at Cook County Court. Stephen Dewart was distributing fliers for his wife’s wedding consulting business when, in May 2011, a Streets & Sanitation worker lost control of his truck and drove … Read more

Haringey Council Aim to Reduce Injury Claims for Trips on Footpath Potholes

Haringey Council in North London has announced plans to revise the frequency at which potholes on pavements are inspected and repaired in a bid to reduce injury claims for trips on sidewalk potholes. The decision to invest more resources into maintaining the council´s streets and pavements follows the seven-figure compensation settlement of an injury claim … Read more

Stately Home Injury Compensation Awarded to Man for Fall on Grounds

A man, who badly fractured his ankle after a fall into a landscaping feature intended to stop animals roaming into the grounds of Hopetoun House, has been awarded £8,750 stately home injury compensation at the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh. John Cowan from Livingston, West Lothian, had been visiting the historic building with his five-year-old … Read more

Child Receives Compensation for Scar Injury after Trip and Fall at Construction Site

A girl from Dublin is to receive 20,000 Euros in compensation for scar injury after she tripped and fell into a hole dug by a local construction company. Kodie Geoghegan Dowdall (12) of Ballymun, Dublin, was just seven years of age when, in December 2006, she tripped and fell into the hole while on her … Read more

Pedestrian Knocked Down by Bus at Pedestrian Crossing awarded £6.6m

An award of £6.6m in compensation for a pedestrian knocked down  by a bus on a pedestrian crossing is to be made after representatives of the bus company agreed to a settlement just as the jury were being seated at the Alameda County Superior Court. On November 3 2008, Abby Nichols (23) of Oakland, California, … Read more