Claim for Injuries in a Single Vehicle Accident Settled Prior to Hearing

A compensation claim for injuries in a single vehicle accident has been settled for $26.55 million shortly before a court hearing was scheduled to begin. The compensation claim for injuries in a single vehicle accident was brought by David Williams (32) – a landscape service engineer from Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. David had been driving his … Read more

Family Awarded $32 Million Compensation for Son´s Death in Car Crash

The family of a child killed by a speeding driver in his father´s disabled car has been awarded $32 million compensation for their son´s death in a car crash. On May 1, 2012, Thomas Straw was driving along Route 28 near Aspinwall in Pennsylvania, when the hood of his Pontiac Vibe malfunctioned and released upwards. … Read more

Jury Awards Compensation for a Head Injury in a Multi-Car Pile-Up

A jury in San Diego has awarded a former student $17.3 million compensation for a head injury in a multi-car pile-up after a four week hearing. In the fall of 2012, 24-year-old Russell Sheaffer was just completing his Ph.D. at Indiana University when he traveled to California to make a film documentary. On 3rd November, … Read more

Family Agree to Settlement of Compensation for a Passenger in a Fatal Auto Accident

The family of a man who died from a massive head trauma in a crash has agreed to a settlement of compensation for a passenger in a fatal auto accident. On 19th October 2010, Justin Gatzke (29) was the front seat passenger in a Honda Accord driven by his girlfriend – Jennifer Bujnowski – when … Read more

Student Awarded $26 Million Compensation for Car Crash Injuries

A student from South Carolina has been awarded $26 million compensation for car crash injuries after only barely surviving a rollover accident in 2009. In July 2009, Jeremy Vangsnes (21) from Spartanburg in South Carolina was returning to the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board in Yellowstone National Park, after having visited relatives staying … Read more

Teacher Awarded Compensation for a Car Accident with a Drunk Driver

A teacher from Philadelphia has been awarded $700,000 compensation for a car accident with a drunk driver after an arbitration hearing in Pennsylvania. Diane Richman was driving through the streets of Philadelphia when, in May 2011, she was rear-ended by Augustine Roth. Roth fled the scene of the accident, but was later arrested by the … Read more

Some Drivers being Denied Compensation for Car Accident Injuries in Las Vegas due to New Policy

Nevada lawyers have claimed that some drivers are being denied compensation for car accident injuries in Las Vegas due to Metro´s new policy of not attending “no-injury” collisions. On the 3rd of March, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) announced that it was no longer going to attend car accidents in which there was … Read more

Claim for Death due to Dangerous Road Condition Heard at Superior Court

A jury has awarded $425,000 compensation to the mother of a man who was killed in an auto accident, after her claim for death due to a dangerous road condition was heard at the Superior Court of California in San Diego. On 28th August 2012, Mary Helen Aguilar was driving her Honda Odyssey on California … Read more

Jury Awards almost $6 Million Compensation for Airbag Failing to Deploy

A jury at the Court of Common Pleas in Lackawanna has awarded almost $6 million compensation for an air bag failing to deploy in an auto crash, due to which the driver suffered serious injuries. On August 20, 2010, John Cancelleri (83) from Spring Brook Township in Pennsylvania was driving south along Route 309 in … Read more

Jury Awards Woman $15.8 Million Compensation for Brain Injury in Car Crash

An Allegheny County jury has awarded a Pennsylvania woman $15.8 million compensation for a brain injury in a car crash. Brenda Gump (52) was being driven by her son to her daughter´s rehearsal dinner in June 2010 when their car was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Adam Mains as they were turning … Read more

Claim for Neck Injuries in Rear-End Accident Resolved after Hearing

A woman´s claim for neck injuries in a rear-end accident has been resolved for $3.1 million after a trial at the Superior Court of California in Pasadena. Teresa Gamage brought her claim for neck injuries in a rear-end accident after being hurt in a low-impact collision in May 2011. The car in which she was … 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

Woman´s Award of Car Crash Injury Compensation Upheld after Appeal

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld an award of $10.5 million car crash injury compensation in favor of a woman who was severely injured when her vehicle was forced into a utility pole by an out-of-control dump truck. In May 2010, Theodus Williams was driving a Mack dump truck loaded with stone thru Scranton, Pennsylvania, … Read more

Compensation for Injuries in a Hit and Run Accident Awarded to Philadelphia Couple

A couple, who both suffered back damage in a rear-end collision, are to receive compensation for injuries in a hit and run accident after a court hearing in Philadelphia. George Sabu (39) and his wife Mebitha (31) were driving along North 5th Street in Philadelphia on 10 September 2012, when they were hit from behind … Read more

Man to Receive Compensation for Losing Leg in Car Accident

A Philadelphia man is to receive $19.1 million compensation for losing a leg in a car crash after a judge denied one of the defendants a new trial. Patrick Hennessey (24) from Philadelphia in Pennsylvania was a passenger in a car driven by his friend Ryan Caruso, when – on 26th July 2009 – Caruso … Read more

Claim for Back Seat Passenger Injured in Rear End Accident Resolved in Court

A 71-year old woman has resolved her claim for a back seat passenger injured in a rear end accident after a hearing at the Superior Court of Riverside County. Soledad DeSantiago was a back seat passenger in a car hit from behind as it was approaching a red light at the intersection of Van Buren … Read more

Parents Awarded $5.5 Million Compensation for Death of Son in Road Traffic Accident

The parents of a man who sustained fatal injuries in a collision with a tractor-trailer have been awarded $5.5 million compensation for the death of their son in a road traffic accident. On 18 August 2008, Mark A McConnell II (22) was driving his car in Mahoning County in Ohio, when a tractor-trailer driven by … Read more

Estates of Victims Receive Compensation for Death due to Drunken Driving

The estates of two young adults are to receive compensation for death due to drunken driving, along with two others who survived the accident, after a hearing in Pittsburgh. A jury at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas heard how, on September 26 2009, Amanda Delval (22) was driving along Mifflin Road in Pittsburgh … Read more

Man Receives Compensation for Back Injury in a Car Crash

An electrician, who suffered debilitating injuries when his pick-up was rear-ended, has been awarded $665,000 in compensation for a back injury in a car crash. Peter Kilian (41) from Staten Island, New York, was sitting in his employer´s parked pick-up truck on Hylan Boulevard at Tompkins Avenue when, on February 17th 2011, he was rear-ended … Read more

Jury Awards Teenage Driver $14 Million in Airbag Injury Compensation

A jury has awarded a teenage driver, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when his car hit a tree, $14 million in airbag injury compensation after a hearing in the State of Virginia Circuit Court. Zachary Duncan from Radford, Virginia, was just sixteen years of age when the Hyundai Tiberon he was driving left the … Read more

Changes to Personal Injury Claims Procedures will Speed up Compensation

Changes to personal injury claims procedures introduced on 1st August 2013 will speed up compensation settlements in claims with a value of up to £25,000. The second of two changes to the Civil Procedure Rules took effect on 1st August 2013, and whereas the changes to the personal injury claims procedures in April of this … Read more

Compensation for a Pedestrian Injury on Holiday Approved in Court

A man who was left in a coma after being hit by a car in Rome has had a settlement of compensation for a pedestrian injury on holiday approved in court. James Kennedy (37) from Gosforth in Newcastle was holidaying in Rome with university friends when, on 14 January 2006, he was hit by a … Read more

Student Receives Pedestrian Compensation for Being Hit by a Car

A business administration student from Birmingham is to receive more than £1 million pedestrian compensation for being hit by a car following a negotiated settlement. The undisclosed sum will be paid to Lee Edge (21) from the city´s suburb of King´s Heath after an agreement was reached on how much compensation he should be entitled … Read more

Appeal Court finds Local Government Jointly Negligent in Pothole Crash Injury Claim

The Appeal Court has found Devon Council jointly negligent in a pothole crash injury claim following a car accident on the C-25 which left one passenger brain damaged and a second tetraplegic. The accident, which happened in November 2006, occurred when a Land Rover driver – identified as “TR” – overtook a slow moving car … Read more

School Crossing Guard Settles Hit and Run Compensation Claim

A school crossing guard, who was knocked over by a hit and run driver while helping children cross the road, has settled her hit and run compensation claim with the driver´s insurers. Forty-nine year old Karen Littler from Wigan in Lancashire was hit by the Honda Insight driven by Ceris Lovett while she was helping … Read more

Court Approves Compensation for being Paralysed in Accident

The High Court has approved a settlement of compensation for being paralysed in an accident for a 17 year old girl who lost the use of her legs after being involved in a car crash in which her mother died. Agnes Collier from Naunton in Gloucestershire was just 13 years of age when the car … Read more

Government Figures Reveal Fewer Claims for Whiplash Injury Compensation

Figures released by the Department for Works and Pensions Compensation Recovery Unit have revealed that claims for whiplash injury compensation have fallen year-on-year by more than 4 percent. A total of 547,405 claims for whiplash injury compensation were recorded by the Compensation Recovery Unit in 2011/2012, whereas in the previous twelve months 571,111 whiplash injury … Read more

Chronic Lower Back Injury Compensation Awarded to Former Pageant Winner

A former beauty pageant winner has been awarded over 18,000 pounds in chronic lower back injury compensation following a hearing at Edinburgh´s Court of Sessions. Fiona Dickie (24) from East Lothian, made the claim for chronic lower back injury compensation following a road traffic accident on Edinburgh’s South Clerk Street in April 2009. It was … Read more

Child to Receive Tricycle Injury Compensation

An eleven-year-old boy is to receive 100,000 Euros in tricycle injury compensation after his claim for damages was resolved shortly before a hearing was due to commence at Dublin´s High Court. Bartosz Zakrzewski from Birr in County Offaly, Ireland, sustained traumatic injuries to his head and leg in an accident in July 2010 when, cycling … Read more

Compensation for Brain Damage in Car Crash Finalised against Speeding Driver

A young girl, who sustained catastrophic injuries when her parent´s car was involved in a head-on collision with a speeding driver, has had her compensation for brain damage in car crash settlement approved in court. Cerys Edwards (6) from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands was just eleven months old when, in November 2006, a … Read more

Woman´s Beach Injury Compensation Claim Settled in Court

A woman, who sustained serious injuries when run over by a car while on Dublin´s popular Dollymount Beach, has been awarded 79,000 Euros in respect of her beach injury compensation claim by a High Court judge in Dublin. Siofra O´Loughlin (24) from Rolestown in Dublin had been playing on the extensive Dollymount Beach with friends … Read more