Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2020. 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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1
Amount:$13,500,000.00
Attorneys:James McConkie, Bradley Parker, W. Alexander Evans of Parker & McConkie; J. Frederic Voros, Jr., Dick Baldwin of Zimmerman Booher
Case:Mccluskey v. State of Utah, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Utah
2
Amount:$12,250,000.00
Attorneys:Court B. Purdy, William M. Paoli of Paoli & Purdy P.C.
Case:Estate of Shear v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
3 (tie)
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sam Aguiar, Lonita Baker of Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers; Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law
Case:Estate of Taylor v. Hankison, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Kentucky
3 (tie)
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard J. Sullivan and Thomas P. Kelley of Sullivan & Sullivan, LLP; Jeffrey Steinberg of Law Office of Jeffrey Steinberg
Case:Rodriguez v. Turn Key Lumber, Inc., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
4
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Breiter, Peter Diamond of Law Offices of Brian Breiter, LLP
Case:Estate of Pedestrian v. Motorist
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
5
Amount:$9,250,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case:Estate of Shain v. Podwall, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:New York
6
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott Occhiogrosso, Daniel P. O'Toole of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case:Estate of Rorapaugh v. Meadow, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New York
7
Amount:$8,250,000.00
Attorneys:Amanda M. Searle, Matt Wurdeman of Connelly Law Offices
Case:Estate of Patient v. Hospital, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
8
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew Schwartz of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
Case:Curry v. San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Type:Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
9 (tie)
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Breiter, Chance Pardon of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter LLP
Case:Estate of Minor v. Owner
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
State:California
9 (tie)
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert Glassman, Nathan Werksman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Corona, et al. v. Orange Unified School District, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort
State:California
10 (tie)
Amount:$7,300,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Martinez v. City of Pittsburg
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
10 (tie)
Amount:$7,300,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. DiCroce of Law Office of Joseph A. Dicroce LLC
Case:Estate of Claussen v. Sakoutis Brothers Disposal Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
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