A 52-year-old woman who broke her arm while skating on a brand-new pair of roller skates in June of 2014 has received a $287,500 product liability settlement in the case.
Gladys Jones, who was 50 at the time of the incident, had purchased a pair of “Chicago Skates” roller skates online from Fingerhut.com on June 18, 2014 and was injured eight days later when she unpacked the box and used the skates for the first time, according to a May 4, 2017 story by The Legal Intelligencer. Continue reading “$287K Settlement to Woman Injured in Roller Skating Fall”
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 19th, 2017
A Texas jury has awarded a $39 million wrongful death verdict to the family of a 43-year-old Houston firefighter who was killed in a 2014 crash with a utility trailer while on a bicycle ride.
W. Mark Braswell, who was a captain for the Houston Fire Department, was riding along North Bridgeland Lake Parkway when he and his bicycle struck a landscaping trailer stopped in traffic on the four-lane roadway, according to a May 3 story by The Houston Chronicle. Braswell was also an assistant chief with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Continue reading “$39M Verdict to Family of Texas Firefighter Killed in Bicycle Crash”
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 12th, 2017
A 37-year-old Chicago woman was awarded $6.65 million in damages by a Cook County, Ill., jury after she was seriously injured as a passenger in a 2014 crash of a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) commuter train.
The victim, Yolanda Montes, was one of more than 30 train passengers who were hurt when the CTA Blue Line train she was riding on at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport derailed, crashed through a barrier and landed on top of an escalator about 2:55 a.m., according to a May 9 story by The Chicago Tribune. Montes was at the time a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at the airport and was about to get off the train. The driver of the train later said she had fallen asleep as her train approached the station. Continue reading “$6.6M Verdict to Injured Chicago Commuter Train Crash Victim”
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 5th, 2017
The parents of a 38-year-old Alabama nurse who was killed in the crash of a medical helicopter which was responding to an emergency call in March 2016 has reached a $5 million settlement with the operators of the aircraft.
The nurse, Stacey Cernadas, died March 26, 2016, when the Haynes LifeFlight medical helicopter she was riding in crashed about 12:18 a.m. west of Enterprise, Ala., after picking up a critically-injured victim from a motor vehicle accident on Alabama Highway 11, according to a May 2 story by Al.com. Continue reading “$5M Settlement Reached in Medical Helicopter Crash Death”