Author: Imrana Manzanares

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Jury awards $165M in a Semi-Truck crash

Elizabeth Quintana was driving a semi-truck on I-10. She was hauling two FedEx trailers when she slammed into a pickup truck. Marialy Venegas Morga, then 22-years-old, and her 4-year-old daughter, Ylairam Morga, were killed. Marialy’s 1-year-old son, Yahir Morga, was critically injured. Alfredo Morga, Marialy’s husband, brought suit. After hearing his emotional testimony, the jury…

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Jury awards Injured Victims and Families of people killed by a Crane Collapse $150 Million

In April of 2019, a crane collapsed in a Washington neighborhood due to gusting winds. The winds were able to knock the crane over because workers prematurely removed pins that were holding the 20-foot sections together. State regulators called the incident “totally avoidable.” Two ironworkers were killed, as well as Alan Justad, 71, a former city…

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SUVs and Pickups Hit Pedestrians more often than Cars

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers of bigger vehicles like pickup trucks and SUVs are more likely to hit pedestrians while making turns than drivers of cars. The research suggests that the increasing popularity of larger vehicles may be a possible factor in rising pedestrian deaths. Per government data,…

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Family awarded $5 million after Woman dies of Carbon Monoxide

On March 25th, 2019, Clare Castleman a resident of The Palladian at Fairhope apartment complex called maintenance after one of her alarms was activated. The maintenance worker determined that a combination smoke/carbon monoxide detector was the cause of the alarm and instead of fixing the alarm or replacing it, all detectors were removed from Ms….

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