Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2019

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2019.

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 submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$23,500,000.00
Attorneys:Ryan H. Zehl, Matthew L. Martin, Eric J. Allen of Zehl & Associates, PC
Case:Burley v. Johnson Supply and Equipment Corp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Head-on Collision, Catastrophic Injury
State:Texas
2
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew Noel, Marc Betinsky, Kathryn H. Bennett, Robert Bennett of Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP
Case:Estate of Ruszczyk v. Noor, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Minnesota
3
Amount:$19,750,000.00
Attorneys:Angelo A. Ziotas, Marco A. Allocca, Sarah A. Ricciardi of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Case:Estate of Vomoca v. Wakefern Food Corp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Connecticut
4
Amount:$19,200,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie, Matthew R. Mendelsohn, David M. Freeman of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Henderson v. Elizabethtown Gas et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Gas Leak, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort, Gas Explosion
State:New Jersey
5
Amount:$9,475,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy D. McMahon, Mark A. Sigala, Ben H. Stoddard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP
Case:Kulkarni v. The Sobrato Organization LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Architectural Malpractice, Design Defect
State:California
6
Amount:$8,625,000.00
Attorneys:Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; William W. Weathers of Peach & Weathers
Case:Fowler v. California Community News LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
7
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter S. Gordon, Supriya Kichloo of Gordon & Gordon
Case:Khan v. MTA, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Mass Transit Accident, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:New York
8
Amount:$8,250,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey N. Fieger of Fieger Law
Case:Estate of Stanley-Jones, et al. v. Police Officer
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Michigan
9
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Davis of Davis Law Group, P.S.
Case:Estate of Driver v. Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
10
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Noriel L. Flores of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Bermas, et al. v. Waterstone Garden Investments, LP, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:California

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