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Woman Struck by Telephone Pole to Receive $125M From Verizon

NEWARK, N.J. — The family of a woman who was paralyzed when she was struck by a falling telephone pole as she waited for a bus is to receive $125 million to settle a lawsuit against Verizon. Maria Meister was …

Former Alabama Star Athlete Triumphs After Car Crash

Pushing through the crowd of emergency responders, Royal Carpenter yelled frantically for his daughter, the teenager he often called “gym rat” at Hatton High where he coached. She was lying on a gurney and he could hear her talking. “Courtney! …

New Trial Allowed for Man Paralyzed in Accident

A Rhode Island judge has granted a new trial to a man who unsuccessfully sued the state for $40 million after he was paralyzed in a dive into a pond at a state park in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Call reports …

Michigan Woman Sues Over Wagon Accident

An employee of a Michigan market who was paralyzed from the waist down after being run over by a horse-drawn wagon during a hayride has filed a lawsuit. AnnArbor.com reports 23-year-old Mary Armbruster of Ann Arbor sued Tuesday in Washtenaw …

Lawyer: Deal Reached to Care for Paralyzed Gymnast Injured in New York

The New York lawyer for a champion Chinese gymnast says she has settled claims brought against the U.S. Gymnastics Federation and insurance companies after she was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games. The lawyer, Ming Hai, said …