Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 personal injury 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: $125,000,000.00
Attorneys: David M. Estes, David M. Freeman, David A. Mazie, Adam M. Epstein of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Meister v. Verizon New Jersey Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
State: New Jersey
2
Amount: $41,148,845.69
Attorneys: Danny Soong of Law Office of Danny Soong, APLC
Case: L.C., Pro Ami v. Secretary of HHS
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Paralysis Injury
State: District of Columbia
3
Amount: $30,350,000.00
Attorneys: Confidential Attorneys and Firm
Case: Injured Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendants
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
4
Amount: $20,100,000.00
Attorneys: Nathan P. Roberts, Micah R. LeBank of Connelly Law Offices, PLLC; Susan E. Wassell of Wassell Law, PLLC
Case: Smith, et al. v. Confidential Hospitals
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
State: Washington
5
Amount: $17,500,000.00
Attorneys: Rahul Ravipudi, Paul Traina of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Brandt v. Rebel Oil, et. al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Nevada
6
Amount: $16,550,000.00
Attorneys: C. Nicholas Cronauer of Cronauer Law, LLP; Robert L. Langdon and David Brose of Langdon & Emison, LLC
Case: Vehicle Occupant v. Global Car Manufacturer
Type: Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Quadriplegia
State: Illinois
7
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: David M. Oddo of Oddo & Babat, PC
Case: Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
State: New York
8
Amount: $12,750,000.00
Attorneys: Shanin Specter, Kila B. Baldwin, Philip M. Pasquarello of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Brassloff v. Judy, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Defective Medical Device, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State: Pennsylvania
9
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Beth G. Baldinger, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Ocasio v. Yeh, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Amputation
State: New Jersey
10
Amount: $11,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dov Apfel, Seth Cardeli of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC; Kevin Biniazan, Michael F. Imprevento of Breit Cantor Grana Buckner PLLC
Case: D.B., Pro Ami v. USA
Type: Birth Injury, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: Virginia
11
Amount: $11,250,000.00
Attorneys: Tina Eshghieh of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case: Morales v. Construction Group Staffing
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
State: California
12 (tie)
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory J. Cannata of Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP
Case: Infant v. Foster Care Agency
Type: Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Failure to Supervise, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Foster Care Abuse, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State: New York
12 (tie)
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: James L. Holman, Jessica Holman Duthie of Holman Law P.L.L.C.
Case: J.L., Pro Ami v. Multicare Health Systems , et al.
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
State: Washington
13
Amount: $9,900,000.00
Attorneys: Laura Frances Donaldson, Marilyn Bednarski, Ronald O. Kaye of McLane Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: Kolb v. County of Placer, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paralysis Injury
State: California
14
Amount: $9,550,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin P. Durkin, Tracy A. Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices
Case: Wilder v. Chicago Fly House
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury
State: Illinois
15
Amount: $9,380,000.00
Attorneys: Peter Chamas, Robert Adinolfi of Gill & Chamas
Case: Munoz v. Sarkaria
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
16
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
17
Amount: $9,200,000.00
Attorneys: W. Gordon Kaupp of Kaupp & Feinberg LLP; Ryan J. Vlasak of Bracamontes & Vlasak P.C.
Case: Maxwell v. City of Oakland
Type: Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State: California
18
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Beecher, Tina Eshghieh, Arash Khorsandi of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case: Meneses Valera v. 510 Brush Street, LP
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: California
19
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Luis A. Carrillo, Michael Carrillo of Carrillo Law Firm, LLP; Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: Perez v. City of Pasadena
Type: Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
State: California
20
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
21 (tie)
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Christopher V. Bulone of Dordick Law Corporation
Case: Terry v. Meadowbrook Meat Co.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
21 (tie)
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Darrell Cochran, Tom Vertetis of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala; Loren Cochran of Cochran Douglas; Tom Balerud of Thomas A. Balerud Law Office
Case: Orn v. City of Tacoma, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury, Amputation
State: Washington
22
Amount: $7,900,000.00
Attorneys: Mark B. Levin of Stern Law Group; Leah Wise of Wise Law Firm
Case: Gonzalez v. Multisource Sand and Gravel Co. Ltd., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Labor & Employment, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
23
Amount: $7,446,000.00
Attorneys: Richard J. Sullivan, Mark D. Sullivan, Thomas P. Kelley of Sullivan & Sullivan, LLP; Michael Bailey of the Law Offices of Bailey & Burke
Case: Electrician v. Contractor
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Failure to Supervise, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
24
Amount: $7,100,000.00
Attorneys: E. Drew Britcher, Armand Leone of Britcher Leone
Case: Tejada v. Hoboken University Medical Center
Type: Birth Injury, Business Liability, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
25
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Scott Occhiogrosso, Daniel P. O'Toole of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Choephel v. Thyssenkrupp
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State: New York
26
Amount: $6,975,000.00
Attorneys: Colin M. Jones, of Wilshire Law Firm
Case: Auto Driver v. Auto Driver
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
27
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Adinolfi, Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas
Case: Roman v. Rahal
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New Jersey
28
Amount: $6,025,000.00
Attorneys: Justin B. Shapiro of Leesfield Scolaro P.A
Case: Perez v. Excell Communications Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Florida
29
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin Boyle, Matthew Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Watkins v. LACMTA
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
30
Amount: $5,891,304.00
Attorneys: James P. Fitzgerald of The Fitzgerald Law Firm P.C.; Wendy Rothstein of Rogak, Gibbons & De Siver, LLP
Case: D.W., Pro Ami v. Goltyapina, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
31
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Marcus Spiegel, Christina Cheung of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case: Doe, Jane v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, First Amendment Violation, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
State: California
32
Amount: $5,400,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Cherundolo, Robin C. Zimpel-Fontaine of Cherundolo Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: C.M., Pro Ami v. Silverman, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
33 (tie)
Amount: $5,300,000.00
Attorneys: Tina B. Odjaghian of Odjaghian Law Group
Case: Arana v. Aries Roofing Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
33 (tie)
Amount: $5,300,000.00
Attorneys: Kerry Ann Cook of McGivney Kluger & Cook, P.C; John P. Beatty of Beatty Law Firm
Case: A.A., Pro Ami v. Infinite Nails Spa Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Burn Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New York
33 (tie)
Amount: $5,300,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Beatty of Beatty Law, PLLC
Case: In the matter of Infant v. New York Hair Stylist Salon, Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Burn Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New York
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ranger J. Wiens of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case: Armstrong v. Rocha, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
State: California
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Haggard, Adam C. Finkel of The Haggard Law Firm P.A.
Case: Barry-Austin v. Cornerstone Development Corp.
Type: Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
State: Florida
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Raymond R. Dieppa, Florida Legal L.L.C.
Case: Madariaga v. Fernandez, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Florida
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher Nyberg of Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm L.L.P.
Case: S.B., Pro Ami v. USA
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Negligent Hiring, Lack of Informed Consent, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
State: New York
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick Angel of Angel Law PC
Case: Tadlock v. USA
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury
State: Oregon
34 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Chris Davis of Davis Law Group
Case: Motorcyclist v. Auto Driver, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Washington
35
Amount: $4,780,000.00
Attorneys: Ryan L. Thompson, Scott Koelker, Ryan H. Anderson of Thompson Law LLP
Case: Davidson v. Aguilar, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
State: Texas
36
Amount: $4,600,000.00
Attorneys: Dawn L. Hassell, Judy Graziano of The Hassell Law Group, P.C.; Thomas J. Brandi of The Brandi Law Firm
Case: Plaintiff v. Commercial Property Owner
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: California
37 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dylan Ruga, Brian Poulter, Allen G. Haroutounian of Stalwart Law Group
Case: Phillip v. Avantgarde Senior Living
Type: Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: California
37 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam B. Lederman, Garry R. Salomon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case: Kadubic, et al. v. Meizenis, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Emergency Vehicle Accident
State: New Jersey
37 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Murphy, David L. Scher of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Quiroga v. Caring Supported Housing LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Ladder Accident, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: New York
38
Amount: $4,450,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Murphy, David L. Scher of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Bonilla-Reyes v. Ribellino, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
39
Amount: $4,400,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher DiGirolamo of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi
Case: Polifonte v. D’Amario-Aubin
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Paralysis Injury
State: New Jersey
40
Amount: $4,125,000.00
Attorneys: Colin M. Jones of Wilshire Law Firm
Case: Motorcyclist v. Truck Driver
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
State: California
41
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew Mendelsohn, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Case: Schultz v. Lowe’s Home Centers LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
42
Amount: $3,900,000.00
Attorneys: Garet D. O’Keefe, Amy O’Keefe of O’Keefe & O’Keefe LLP
Case: Salazar v. Magic Gourmet Trading Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
State: California
43
Amount: $3,862,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph M. Kelley Jr. of Harris Law
Case: C.M., Pro Ami v. Columbia Memorial Hospital, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Business Liability, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
44
Amount: $3,700,000.00
Attorneys: Samuel Davis of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon
Case: Brashears v. Edgewater Marina
Type: Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Maritime Injury
State: New Jersey
45
Amount: $3,625,000.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Edelstein of Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP
Case: McGhee-Mack v. Harley, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: New York
46
Amount: $3,600,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Murphy, David L. Scher of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Ortiz v. 106th Street Realty Corp.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
47
Amount: $3,550,000.00
Attorneys: Edward Capozzi, Corey Dietz of Brach Eichler
Case: Garris v. City of Paterson
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: New Jersey
48 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Mark R. Swartz of Law Office of Mark R. Swartz PC
Case: Weiser v. Gianulias
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: California
48 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew Owen of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Cheong v. Collopy
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
48 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Khorsandi, Brian Beecher, Judd Allen of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case: Mora v. Valley Forge
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
48 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: James C. Pullos, Shannon M. McNulty of Clifford Law Offices
Case: Plaintiff v. Residential Care
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
49
Amount: $3,449,900.00
Attorneys: Patrick J. Mullaney of Mullaney & Gjelaj, PLLC
Case: Poletayev v. Danna, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Emergency Vehicle Accident
State: New York
50
Amount: $3,375,000.00
Attorneys: Adam Moses Orlow of The Orlow Firm
Case: Rodriguez v. Extell 4110 LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York

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