Car Accidents Due to NegligenceJune 15, 2018

Car Accidents Due to Negligence The CDC reports that distracted-driving accident cases are on the upswing, fatal and otherwise. In the age of drive-and-text and constant distraction, auto-collision cases can be complicated – and at times, manufacturer negligence comes into play as well. If you have suffered due to someone else’s negligence, it is important …

What to Do After a Car Accident?May 16, 2018

Thank you to the Halt Lawyer Directory for referencing Gill & Chamas in their latest article on the necessary steps to take after you have been involved in a car accident. Contact us today to speak with an NJ Car Accident Attorney. Protect Your Legal Rights One of the most important things to do immediately …

Car Accident Claims: Why you should contact your local attorneyMarch 4, 2018

If you suffered property damage or were injured in a car accident, you may be wondering how a lawyer can actually help you. You might have considered trying to handle the insurance company and settling the claim without assistance. Although much depends on the complexity and specifics of your case, there are some typical duties …

$1.5M: in police-involved car accident deathFebruary 28, 2018

Suffolk County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Mastic teen who died nearly a decade ago after a car accident involving two police officers. Teaisha Scales, 17, was a passenger in the 1998 Cadillac DeVille driven by her boyfriend on March 12, 2008, when the …

Fatal Car Accident Results in $5.4 Million SettlementFebruary 19, 2018

The widow of a former White & Case chairman reached a more than $5 million settlement in her wrongful death lawsuit last month. James Hurlock, who oversaw global expansion at White & Case during the last two decades of the 20th century, died in April 2016, roughly two months after he sustained injuries in a car accident. His wife, …

$9 Million Verdict in Construction Vehicle AccidentFebruary 16, 2018

Sued for damages in connection to a 2014 Hampton Beach car accident, the state and a construction company are challenging a verdict directing them to pay 70 percent of a $9 million payout to one of the victims in the crash. Lawyers representing the state and R.S. Audley Inc. are arguing the Jan. 19 verdict …

$228K Verdict for Car Accident InjuryJanuary 19, 2018

After the defense rejected a $15,000 settlement, a Waterbury Superior Court jury has awarded $228,000 to a woman who was injured in a car accident on Interstate 84 in 2016. The six-person jury deliberated for 45 minutes Dec. 19 before rendering the verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The defense has filed a motion to set aside …

$1.4 Million for Woman injured in GS Parkway CrashJanuary 18, 2018

A woman who suffered back and neck injuries when her car was hit by a construction vehicle on the Garden State Parkway has agreed to a $1.4 million settlement in her Ocean County suit. The plaintiff was traveling north on the Parkway when she was struck on the right side of her car by a …

GM settles ignition switch lawsuit with state AGs for $120 millionOctober 31, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports General Motors will pay $120 million to 49 states and Washington, DC under a settlement with state attorneys general over the company’s faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 124 deaths. GM had known about the defect for more than a decade prior to recalling 2.6 million vehicles in early 2014. …