The rear-ending victim doesn’t always win in New York

The Story: Evan rear-ended Monica. Monica Harris was driving one day when she was rear-ended by Evan Campbell. She, like most people, thought that this would likely be an open-and-shut case — because the person who gets hit always wins in a rear-ending scenario, right? Wrong. The two parties, Monica and Evan, disagreed on whether...
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Elevator Accident Paralyzes Philadelphia Man

“I don’t remember anything until I woke up in the hospital.” Paul Owens, once a Sergeant Sheriff in Philadelphia, was riding in elevator car 2B in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center when he experienced a real-life Tower of Terror moment. Owens was the only person in the elevator on August 4th, 2016, but others who...
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Slip-and-Fall at Target Results in Record Award

A traditionally “defendant friendly” court in Allegheny County, PA shocked observers in March of 2017 by finding massive damages for the plaintiff in a slip and fall case. Allegheny County courts are generally lenient on defendants and tend to only award punitive damages for especially grievous actions. The defendant in this case, Target Corporation, must...
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Medical Expenses in Car Accident Case Cut in Half by Jury

On October 17, 2017, the trial court located in Denton County, Texas, returned a surprising verdict which cut the requested damages in half. A mother and daughter who were driving through town together where injured when a woman carelessly pulled out of her driveway without checking for traffic. Despite finding the defendant completely liable, the...
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