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$1.3 Million Dollar Settlement for Accident on GW Bridge that Resulted in Death of Tractor Trailer Operator

Our personal injury attorneys settled a case on behalf of the widow of a tractor trailer operator who was killed in a one-vehicle tractor-trailer accident that occurred on the George Washington Bridge for $1.3 million.

The deceased was driving a tractor-trailer that ran into an open manhole, struck a sidewall and burst into flames. The suit alleged that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had failed to maintain the manhole cover properly and that as a result, it became dislodged.  It was also alleged that the tractor was not crashworthy and that its design defects caused it to burn and prevented the deceased from escaping from the cab.

Among other experts, we retained the services of a nationally known metallurgist to explain how years of wear had made the cover vulnerable to coming loose and that welds that had been applied to hold it in place failed.


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