Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2018. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States 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: $160,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, Edward S. Goldis of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP; Andrew R. Duffy, Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Benjamin J. Baer of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Galdamez, et al. v. U-Haul Co. of Pennsylvania, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
2
Amount: $33,300,000.00
Attorneys: Clayton Fitzsimmons, Mark Colantonio of Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Plaintiffs v. Recycling Plant Owner
Type: Dangerous Condition, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: West Virginia
3
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
4
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
5
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
State: California
6
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Peter R. Coladarci of Peter R. Coladarci, Ltd.
Case: Estate of Bogenberger v. Pi Kappa Alpha Corp, Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
7
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
State: California
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
State: California
12
Amount: $10,250,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick T. Jones, Timothy C. Kelleher III, Leonard T. Evers of Jones Kelleher, LLP
Case: Decedent Worker’s Estate v. General Contractor, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
13
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: John M. Coletti of Paulson Coletti PC; Tim Jones of Tim Jones PC
Case: Estate of Pitkin v. Corizon Health, Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State: Oregon
14
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
15
Amount: $8,250,000.00
Attorneys: Lara Herrmann of Herrmann Law Group
Case: Yoon, et al. v. Ride The Ducks International, LLC, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
State: Washington
16
Amount: $7,800,000.00
Attorneys: John R. Connelly, Meaghan M. Driscoll of Connelly Law Offices
Case: Estate of Ortega, et al. v. Pierce County
Type: Government Negligence, Murder, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Training, Failure to Protect, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Washington
17
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
18
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael C. Manning, Larry J. Wulkan of Stinson LLP
Case: Estate of Atencio v. Joseph Arpaio, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State: Arizona
19
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: David L. Kwass, Adam J. Pantano of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Chipps v. Maxim Crane Works, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Train, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
20
Amount: $6,148,000.00
Attorneys: Larry Bendesky, Robert W. Zimmerman of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Fredricks v. Gold Medal Environmental
Type: Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania

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