Top 50 Car Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 50 Car Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff's car accident jury verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Car Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 100 Car Accident Verdicts in the United States in 2018.

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1
Amount:$247,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Brent Goudarzi, Marty Young of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case:Estate of McPherson v. Jefferson Trucking L.L.C., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
2
Amount:$242,100,000.00
Attorneys:Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson, Eric T. Stahl, Eugene A. 'Chip' Brooker of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Case:Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Texas
3
Amount:$128,813,522.00
Attorneys:Brian D. “Buck” Rogers of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC; Darren Summerville, Anna Cross of The Summerville Firm
Case:Johnson v. Lee
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Quadriplegia
State:Georgia
4
Amount:$101,361,337.00
Attorneys:J. Brent Goudarzi, John Hall, Marty Young of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case:Patterson v. FTS International Manufacturing LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligence in Employment, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
5
Amount:$89,600,000.00
Attorneys:Eric T. Penn of The Penn Law Firm P.C.
Case:Blake v. Ali, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
6
Amount:$53,648,947.00
Attorneys:Bruce L. Schechter, R. Rex Parris, Khail A. Parris of PARRIS; Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Lennig v. CRST
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
7
Amount:$41,634,170.00
Attorneys:Alexander R. Wheeler, R. Rex Parris, Rutger R. Parris, Khail A. Parris, Jonathan W. Douglass, Bernadette N. Manigault of PARRIS
Case:Taylor v. Schilling
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
8
Amount:$38,517,300.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Johnson, Scott J. Vorhees of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci
Case:Hansen v. Hamilton, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Kansas
9
Amount:$37,951,887.00
Attorneys:Daryl D. Parks, Anthony D. Thomas of Parks and Crump, LLC; Roosevelt Randolph, Linje Rivers of Knowles & Randolph, PA
Case:Vickers v. DZE Corp.
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
10
Amount:$35,014,630.00
Attorneys:Richard I. Levin of Levin, Riback, Adelman & Flangel, P.C.
Case:Ricciardi v. The Allstate Corp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
11
Amount:$32,369,034.00
Attorneys:Paul S. Weinberg of Weinberg & Garber, P.C.; John J. Egan of Egan, Flanagan & Cohen
Case:Dubuque v. Cumberland Farms
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
12
Amount:$27,437,306.00
Attorneys:P. Hutchison Brock of Brock Law, LLC
Case:Emerson v. Lambert
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Dangerous Instrumentality
State:Florida
13
Amount:$27,410,000.00
Attorneys:J. Brent Goudarzi, Marty Young of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case:Wingfield v. AT&T Corp.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
14
Amount:$27,278,615.00
Attorneys:Nicholas Elefterakis, Oliver R. Tobias of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek; Steven Smith of Law Office of Steven Smith, PC
Case:George v. Unicorn Construction Enterprises Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
15
Amount:$27,091,054.00
Attorneys:W. Pitts Carr, Alex D. Weatherby of Carr & Weatherby; W. Winston Briggs of W. Winston Briggs Law Firm
Case:Sitton v. Ceeda Enterprises Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, DUI, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Georgia
16
Amount:$25,910,000.00
Attorneys:R. Frank Melton II, C. Richard Newsome, William C. Ourand, Milette E. Webber of Newsome Melton Law Firm; David C. Gibbs of Gibbs Law Firm, PA; Christine D. Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Salliotte v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
17
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:Charla Aldous, Brent Walker of Aldous \ Walker LLP; Joshua J. Bennett, E. Leon Carter of Carter Arnett PLLC
Case:Brown, et al. v. Beamers Private Club, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Texas
18
Amount:$22,962,494.66
Attorneys:James E. Ballidis of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie
Case:Dauod v. Geico Insurance Company
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
State:California
19 (tie)
Amount:$19,000,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Dean of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Lawerence A. Wilson of Wilson, Grochow, Drucker
Case:Kota v. Nassau County, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:New York
19 (tie)
Amount:$19,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark C. Joye of Joye Law Firm
Case:Cross, et al. v. XPO Express Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:South Carolina
20
Amount:$16,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth J. Allen , Bryan L. Bradley, Robert D. Brown, Thomas R. Benton of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
Case:Binkowski v. Grand Island Express, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Indiana
21
Amount:$15,250,000.00
Attorneys:Heather N. Barnes of The Yerrid Law Firm
Case:Knoth v. Belhadj
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Gross Negligence, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
22
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jim S. Hart of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP; David A. Salazar of The Salazar Law Firm, PLLC
Case:Estate of Chan v. Budd, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
23
Amount:$14,705,000.00
Attorneys:Charles J. Hurowitz, Michael J. Mingino of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:Caldwell v. New York City Transit Authority, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
24
Amount:$14,600,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Guzman v. Defendant Truck Driver, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:California
25
Amount:$14,250,000.00
Attorneys:Herbert S. Subin, Eric D. Subin, Jacob M. Porter of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:De Los Santos v. NYC Transit Authority, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
26
Amount:$13,935,549.00
Attorneys:Erika Contreras, Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Newland v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
27
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Greg Allen, Benjamin E. Baker Jr., J. Cole Portis of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; J. Kendall Few of J. Kendall Few, P.A.
Case:Estate of Dial v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Failure to Test
State:South Carolina
28
Amount:$11,779,155.00
Attorneys:Olivier A. Taillieu, Judd R. Allen of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Esparza, et al. v. Win Distribution Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
29
Amount:$11,490,073.00
Attorneys:Ann H. Rosato, Michael S. Wampold, Felix Gavi Luna, Tomas A. Gahan of Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
Case:Vignola v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Consumer Protection, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
30
Amount:$11,354,664.00
Attorneys:Stephen D. Phillips, Gregory Phillips of Phillips Law Offices
Case:Estate of Douglas v. Barrientos
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Hit and Run, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
31
Amount:$11,033,528.00
Attorneys:James C. Napoli of Caesar & Napoli, PC
Case:Chen v. Cooper
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:New York
32
Amount:$10,665,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Case:Brown v. Silvi Concrete Products, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Pennsylvania
33
Amount:$10,577,854.00
Attorneys:Zachary D. Bodenheimer, Brett M. Rosen, Mustafa H. Dandashly of Goldberg & Rosen
Case:Brown v. Lugardo-Soto
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
34
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:F. Jerome Tapley, Hirlye Ryan Lutz, Adam W. Pittman, J. Curt Tanner of Cory Watson Attorneys
Case:Watts v. Taylor
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Alabama
35
Amount:$9,962,000.00
Attorneys:Leonard S. Becker of Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker; Gregory A. Harris of Law Offices of Gregory A. Harris
Case:Bragar v. Chicago Transit Authority, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
36
Amount:$9,700,000.00
Attorneys:Slade H. McLaughlin, Gina M. Stowe of McLaughlin & Lauricella PC
Case:Estate of Bollinger v. Martin, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
37
Amount:$9,628,450.00
Attorneys:George W. Braly, William W. Speed of Braly, Braly, Speed & Morris, PLLC; Grant L. Davis, Timothy C. Gaarder of Davis Bethune & Jones; Michael M. Blue of Blue Law
Case:Estate of Nye v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Railroad Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Oklahoma
38
Amount:$9,300,000.00
Attorneys:Steven T. Baron, Bryan A. Green, Kathryn A. Pryor of Baron & Budd, P.C.
Case:Estate of Davis v. United Rentals North America
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
39
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott H. Harris of McLane Middleton
Case:Weinhold v. R.S. Audley Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:New Hampshire
40
Amount:$8,328,311.00
Attorneys:Frank J. Lombardo, Joseph Stoduto of Wingate Russotti Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Case:Morace v. Danielsen Cabinetry Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
41
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Patricia E. Anderson, David M. Beninger, Andrew Hoyal, Ralph J. Brindley of Luvera Law Firm
Case:Jacquemart v. Wong, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Washington
42
Amount:$7,984,037.00
Attorneys:Fred A. Cunningham, Gregory Yaffa of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Case:Whitney v. Mercury Ins. Co.
Type:Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
43
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick, Alaa A. Yasin of Dordick Law Corporation; Erik L. Peterson of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP
Case:Estate of Asencio v. City of Covina, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
State:California
44
Amount:$6,840,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:O’Kelly v. Bryant
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:California
45
Amount:$6,829,318.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Conroy, Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Benjamin D. Swanson of The Swanson Law Group; Jason R. Sanchez of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Case:Pacific v. Preciado, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Psychological Injury, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
46
Amount:$6,800,000.00
Attorneys:Edward C. Lutz of Law Office of Edward C. Lutz, LLC
Case:Gorth v. Stutzman, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
47
Amount:$6,476,286.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey T. Stewart, Tiffany R. Ellis, Benjamin J. Wilensky of Seikaly, Stewart & Bennett, P.C.
Case:Estate of Stevenson v. Delcore, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Michigan
48
Amount:$6,341,391.00
Attorneys:Stephen S. Eckman of Eckman, Strandness & Egan P.A.
Case:M.M., Pro Ami v. Zander
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Minnesota
49
Amount:$6,340,000.00
Attorneys:Michael T. Ridge of Law Offices of Michael T. Ridge
Case:Martinez v. The City of NY
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
50 (tie)
Amount:$6,300,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Rudorfer, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Martinez, et al. v. Whittier Uptown Association, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
State:California
50 (tie)
Amount:$6,300,000.00
Attorneys:Brian M. King of Law Office of Brian M. King PC
Case:Martinez v. Rainbow Transit
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York

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