Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 10 Wrongful Death settlements obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

For firms that have made the list and would like to signify their achievement on their website or in other marketing materials, TopVerdict.com has issued a special electronic badge that is available for purchase here.

If you are an attorney who obtained one of the 10 settlements on this list, you can display a separate, personalized badge on your bio page to showcase your high professional achievement and potentially generate more business for your firm. You can buy your personalized attorney badge here. You can also obtain a personalized plaque to display in your office.

Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount:$26,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Keith P. More, Matthew W. Clark, Jaimi M. Groothuis, Natasha Axelrod of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Munoz, et al. v. Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$14,350,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Mendoza v. Los Angeles County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training
3
Amount:$13,600,000.00
Attorneys:Luke Ellis, Kristin M. Lucey of GJEL Accident Attorneys
Case:Estate of Indugula v. Salesforce.com Inc., et al.
Type:Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Clare H. Lucich, Matthew W. Clark of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Gruppioni, et al. v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Failure to Protect, Hit and Run, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$11,750,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Alan L. Van Gelder of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:Olin v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Glassman, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Pierce, et al. v. Murrieta Valley Unified School District, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Drowning Accident
7
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Goudie, et al. v. State of California, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Johnston, Lauren Bullock of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP; Peter Gezoukian of Gezoukian & Nalbandyan, PC
Case:Reyes v. LADWP
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, David A. Rudorfer of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Perez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Maya M. Sorensen of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Slusher v. City of Napa, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Murder, Wrongful Death, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case:Estate of Lockridge v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Neuroth v. County of Mendocino, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Wesley G. Ouchi of The Ouchi Law Firm A.P.C.; Milton C. Grimes of Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes
Case:Nicholson, et al. v. City of Inglewood, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality
10
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP; Jennifer R. Johnson of Law Office of Jennifer R. Johnson
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Defendant Radiologist
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death

Share this page with your colleagues

Follow us on social media

Our Customers

Weitz & Luxenberg Waters Kraus Paul Foran Glennon Silver Golub North Deutsch Shegerian Davidson Bowie Freedman Boyd Lewis Rice Romano Schlesinger