Top 20 Car Accident Settlements in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Car Accident Settlements in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 car accident settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2018 The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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1
Amount:$40,000,000.00
Attorneys:Patricia E. Anderson, David M. Beninger of Luvera Law Firm; Alisa R. Brodkowitz, Kenneth R. Friedman, Rachel Luke of Friedman | Rubin
Case:Sanchez v. Airbus Helicopters, et al.
Type:Aviation Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Catastrophic Injury
State:Washington
2
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Clare H. Lucich, Keith P. More, Matthew W. Clark of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Dominguez v. Trucking Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:California
3
Amount:$28,050,000.00
Attorneys:Keith L. Kessler, Brian F. Ladenburg, Brad J. Moore of Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore; Michael W. Montgomery of The Law Offices of Harold D. Carr
Case:Seward v. State of Washington, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Quadriplegia
State:Washington
4
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
State:California
5
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ted M. Rosenberg, Erin M. Hargis of Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP
Case:Iacone v. Passanisi, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:New York
6
Amount:$20,500,000.00
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Case:Turner v. City of Banning
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
7
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin J. Conway of Cooney & Conway; Timothy J. Cavanagh, Michael Sorich of Cavanagh Law Group
Case:Estate of Manzera, et al. v. Frugoli, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
8
Amount:$16,475,000.00
Attorneys:Brian S. Chacker of Gay & Chacker
Case:Le v. TM Kovacevich, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
9 (tie)
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter M. Lazarus, P. Mark Shayani, Michael Hollomon of Pacific Attorney Group
Case:Flores v. Defendant Motorist
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
9 (tie)
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen L. Bulzomi, John R. Christensen, Jeremy A. Johnston of Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel
Case:Schulte v. Mullan, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, DUI, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
State:Washington
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Carpenter, Brian J. Kim, Steven L. Mazza, Gary S. Lewis of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Maryam Parman of Avrek Law Firm
Case:Rossab v. Walgreen Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; James M. Johnson of Johnson Attorneys Group
Case:Gray v. Bull
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Case:Blackburn v. City of Hesperia
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
11 (tie)
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard H. Schoenberger, Douglas S. Saeltzer of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case:Van Fleet v. City of Oakland
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
11 (tie)
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
State:California
12
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
State:California
13
Amount:$10,924,420.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation
Case:Velasco v. Defendant Construction Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
State:California
14
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Craig Jones, Craig R. Hill of Jones & Hill, LLC; John M. Welborn, III of John M. Welborn, III, Attorney at Law, LLC
Case:Jackson v. Matte, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Louisiana
15
Amount:$8,900,000.00
Attorneys:Neil Sugarman of Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
Case:Estate of Passenger v. Tavern, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Massachusetts
16
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
State:California
17
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy L. Geller of Trapp & Geller
Case:Gallegos v. Ruan Transport Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Security
State:Illinois
18
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
State:California
19 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Buckley, Ronald Unger, Mimy A. Bailey of Buckley & Associates
Case:Estate of Xu, et al. v. City of Issaquah, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
19 (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
State:California
19 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick D. Cummings, Joseph P. Shannon, Jonathan Svitak of Shannon Law Group, PC
Case:Robertshaw v. Maurer Truck Leasing, et. al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment
State:Illinois
20
Amount:$4,800,000.00
Attorneys:Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. of The Ferguson Law Firm, LLP
Case:Hendon, et al. v. Analytical Technology Consultants, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Contractor Negligence
State:Texas

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