Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for $1.1 MillionFebruary 1, 2017

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: The estate of a warehouse worker who was killed when a crate of steel rods fell on him accepted $1.11 million from a settlement. The estates attorney, Peter Chamas of Gill and Chamas in Woodbridge, said the crates were stacked seven high, and one fell on the plaintiff as he and two …

Parents of boy killed by 4-year-old receive verdictMay 24, 2016

Superior Court Judge Robert E. Brenner awarded over $500,000 in damages to Brandon Holt’s parents, Christine and Ronald Holt, in their wrongful-death lawsuit against their former neighbors, Anthony and Melissa Senatore.  The Holt’s brought a civil suit against Senatore and his wife Melissa, the parents of the 4-year-old who fatally shot their 6-year-old Brandon.  Brandon was …

Fatal Auto Accident Settles for $875,000May 17, 2016

The estate of 72-year old man from Jackson, NJ agreed to settle a Monmouth County wrongful death suit on the eve of trial in April 2016. The driver was traveling in Freehold when his car was sideswiped by another vehicle who drifted into his lane of travel. The impact caused the driver to travel into the …

$3.4 Million for Fatal Construction AccidentSeptember 28, 2015

An Essex County wrongful death suit was settled for $3.4 million on September 8, 2015 on behalf of an electrician who died in a fall. A man, Mr. D., working at a warehouse in Newark, NJ fell 35-feet from a boom lift to the ground. He died a short time later. The accident was unfortunately witnessed by …

$2.6 Million for Workplace FatalityJuly 1, 2015

The estate of a Linden millwright worker, who was killed inside a power plant’s condenser-unit fan that switched on while he servicing it, agreed to accept a $2.6 million settlement from the operators of the plant. The estate’s attorney, Peter Chamas, gave this account of the accident: The plaintiff was employed by Englishtown-based Fresh Start …

Speaker David Lande: Workers Compensation LawsJune 26, 2015

David Lande of Gill & Chamas spoke about Workers Compensation laws at a seminar last week in Woodbridge, NJ. Mr. Lande is a partner at the law firm of Gill & Chamas and devotes 100% of his practice to Workers’ Compensation. To read more about Mr. Lande, please visit his attorney biography on our website. …

$8.66 Million for Burn Injuries & Wrongful DeathJune 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE $8,662,500.00 Settlement for Burn Injuries and Wrongful Death of Louis M. Acerra and Psychological Injuries & Claims and Portee v. Jaffe claim on behalf of decedent’s father, Richard Litwin This settlement was reached at trial with a one day referral to the Honorable Eugene J. Codey, Jr., P.J.Cv. The claim arose as a …

Fatal Construction Accident Settles for $3 MillionJune 9, 2015

Fatal Construction Accident The family of a traffic engineer who was killed by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while working on a highway improvement project will receive $3 million. The accident when the plaintiff was employed to supervise the layout of the construction sites on Routes 1 and 9 in Newark to ensure that the sites complied with …

$4 Million for Tragic Skiing AccidentJune 1, 2015

Peter Chamas, representing the child’s estate, and a central Pennsylvania ski resort reached a $4 million settlement in a wrongful death and survival action stemming from an accident with a snow grooming machine. A couple from Brick Township, NJ, along with their 11-year-old son, were vacationing at the Alpine Mountain Ski Resort in Price Township. At …