The family of a slain 21-year-old has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ridesharing company, Uber. In the claim, the family accuses the Uber driver of negligently leaving the area where their son exited the vehicle. On the early morning of May 21, 2023, 21-year-old Cory Hunter was one of five passengers in the car. He had fallen asleep during the trip, however, around 2:30 am he was asked to leave the vehicle to allow another passenger to vomit outside. Unfortunately, Hunter never hopped back into the car.Continue reading
Garrett Hedlund is facing more than the devastation of separating from his partner and mother of his baby, Emma Roberts. Hedlund must also come to grips with the consequences of his actions that caused a January 2020 car accident, which left a mother and daughter extremely injured. According to records, which indicate that Hedlund slammed into another car at a red light, the actor’s blood level was elevated four times beyond the legal limit at .36. The victims in the accident have since filed a negligence lawsuit, claiming that Hedlund should have been educated on the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Continue reading
Some cars may not be as safe as you think. Advertisements suggest that Tesla’s Model X exhibits an autopilot function that is perhaps stronger and more efficient than a typical cruise control feature. Experts even suggest that the objective to create a fully self-driving car would enhance safety on the road and exceed the driving capabilities of a person. Following a February 2021 car accident involving five police officers and one Model X driver, it is clear that some obstacles may stand in the way of Tesla’s future endeavors. Continue reading
The General Motors defect lawsuit, which was initiated four years ago, is reaching an inevitable settlement with the assistance of the General Unsecured Creditors Trust. The independent trust is handling the company’s bankruptcy, filed in 2009, and is now facilitating the settlement with GM customers. The automotive company exhibited deceptive tactics to hide flaws in the ignition switch and side airbags. There was a direct correlation between the defects and the many claims of car crashes and deaths. Currently, the parties involved in the lawsuit are calculating a resolution. Continue reading
The Star-Ledger reports today that a settlement has been reached for the blind Morristown, NJ woman who was hit by a car two years ago. Chistina Brino was walking her seeing eye dog when she was hit by a Morris county employee driving a county-issued car. The employee, a former assistant prosecutor, made a right hand turn outside of the county courthouse, of all places, when he struck Brino, fracturing her kneecap and dislocating her knee. The dog was uninjured.
This news hits close to home for lawyer.com, which is located in Morris County. The Seeing Eye, the oldest guide dog training center in the world, is headquartered in Morristown, and their dogs come primarily from a breeding center in nearby Chester. It’s not uncommon to encounter the young dogs in training around Morristown. Being a small city, the dogs learn all they need about crossing streets and the danger of traffic. In fact, there’s a statue of a Seeing Eye dog and trainer in the middle of the main thoroughfare. So, a 20-year county prosecutor must have been aware of the abundance of training dogs in the city, which makes this accident all the more unfortunate.