Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 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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Amount:$6,976,304.11
Attorneys:Hank Stout of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC
Case:Estate of Driver v. Willoughby Trucking Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
12
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow
Case:Estate of Horvath v. Alegre-Gomez, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
13 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ranger J. Wiens of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case:Christian v. Joe O. Rocha Dairy, Inc, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
13 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Payne v. Cook County
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
14
Amount:$5,900,000.00
Attorneys:David B. Shanies, Deborah I. Francois of David B. Shanies Law Office LLC
Case:Polanco v. City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Failure to Accommodate, Failure to Monitor, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:New York
15
Amount:$5,700,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP; Adante Pointer, Patrick Buelna of Pointer & Buelna; John L. Burris of Law Office of John L. Burris
Case:I.F. v. City of Vallejo, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
16 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Haggard, Adam C. Finkel of The Haggard Law Firm P.A
Case:Estate of A.D. v. Spitzer Autoworld Homestead Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State:Florida
16 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Estate of Nelson v. Baratta, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
17 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adante De Pointer, Patrick Buelna of Pointer & Buelna, LLP; John Burris of Law Offices of John Burris
Case:Jaime, et al. v. Alameda County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
17 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard C. Watters of Miles, Sears & Eanni
Case:Rotondaro v. Kings Rehabilitation Center Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
17 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Frank Perez, Miguel G. Caballero of Perez & Caballero APC
Case:Hernandez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Emergency Vehicle Accident
State:California
17 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kurt Holzer, John Kluksdal of Hepworth Holzer
Case:Miller, et al. v. Halbert, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Idaho
18
Amount:$4,900,000.00
Attorneys:Barry R. Eichen of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Estate of Garcia v. Carlon, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Pennsylvania
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Amount:$4,550,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Millington of Thorp Purdy Jewett Urness & Wilkinson; David Park of Elliott & Park
Case:Estate of Kenny v. City of Springfield, et al.
Type:Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
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Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kelly Andersen, David Linthorst of Andersen Morse & Linthorst
Case:Estate of Graves v. City of Eagle Point, Oregon
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
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