Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 personal injury verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried in one of the Nation's state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$787,300,000.00
Attorneys:Chris Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier; Christopher Placitella, Harry Roth of Cohen Placitella & Roth; Moshe Maimon of Levy Konigsberg
Case:Barden, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New Jersey
2
Amount:$375,263,109.00
Attorneys:Robert Scott Cox, Talley Kaleko, Law Offices of Robert Scott Cox; Benjamin L. Crump, Parks & Crump L.L.C
Case:Washington v. Top Auto Express, Inc.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
3
Amount:$67,441,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Henry, Robert P. Wilson, Marco Crawford, Reggie Blakely of The Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry
Case:Camacho v. Stewart Builders Inc., et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
4
Amount:$50,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jon C. Conlin, F. Jerome Tapley, Nina Herring, Mitchell Theodore from Cory Watson, PC
Case:Abbott v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Type:Business Liability, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Ohio
5
Amount:$38,164,263.00
Attorneys:Timothy S. Trecek, Jesse B. Blocher, Elissa M. Bowlin, Susan R. Tyndall of Habush Habush & Rottier
Case:Vanderventer v. Hyundai Motors Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury, Design Defect
State:Wisconsin
6
Amount:$25,656,686.00
Attorneys:Ryan Saba, Robert Karwin, Tyler Vanderpool of Rosen Saba LLP
Case:Tusant v. City of Hemet
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
7
Amount:$21,513,000.00
Attorneys:Denis M. Delja of The Dunnion Law Firm
Case:Maclovio v. Brewer
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
State:California
8
Amount:$18,273,040.00
Attorneys:Benjamin A. A. Russell of Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner
Case:Cox v. Jason's Grading, Inc., et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Intentional Tort
State:Florida
9
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan M. Ritter, S. Edmond El Dabe of ElDabe Ritter Trial Lawyers; Joshua E. Ritter of Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP
Case:Estate of Shen v. Hershel
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
10
Amount:$13,478,106.00
Attorneys:Leon R. Russell of The Russell Law Firm; R. Douglas Gentile of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes; Frank G. Giunta of Giunta Law, P.C.; Cynthia Hollingsworth of Hollingsworth Walker
Case:Cook v. Valentine
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Texas
11
Amount:$13,426,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher Madeksho of Madeksho Law; Alexandra Caggiano, Phillip Chu of Weinstein Caggiano
Case:Budd v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Strict Liability
State:Washington
12
Amount:$12,195,000.00
Attorneys:Richard A. Cook, Bryan Tisch, Brandon Yosha of Yosha Cook & Tisch
Case:Simmons v. Indianapolis Power & Light
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Indiana
13
Amount:$11,929,722.00
Attorneys:Brent P. Frederick, Michael T. Beckers of Frederick & Beckers L.L.C.
Case:Brown v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Louisiana
14
Amount:$10,838,000.00
Attorneys:Brendan B. Lupetin, Gregory R. Unatin and Jerry I. Meyers of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
Case:Miller v. Biggs, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
15
Amount:$10,600,000.00
Attorneys:Seth A. Harris, Alison R. Keenan, Blake G. Goldfarb of Burns & Harris
Case:Barragan v. NYCTA, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:New York
16
Amount:$10,560,000.00
Attorneys:Alex Alvarez, Michael A. Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm
Case:Principe v. Morris USA Inc.
Type:Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Design Defect
State:Florida
17
Amount:$10,556,490.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Stuart Chandler of Chandler Law
Case:Singh, et al. v. Capay Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State:California
18
Amount:$10,094,668.00
Attorneys:Robert N. Gellatly, David M. Beninger, Andrew Hoyal, Patricia Anderson of Luvera Law Firm; Robert A. Clifford, Kevin P. Durkin, Sean P. Driscoll of Clifford Law Offices P.C.
Case:Linton v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.
Type:Business Liability, Deceptive Trade Practices, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Inform, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
19
Amount:$9,661,233.00
Attorneys:David D. Guiley, Daniel L. Hightower of Daniel L. Hightower P.A.
Case:Searcy v. Brunelle
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
State:Florida
20 (tie)
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Marc P. Kunen, Jose L. Becerra of The Ferraro Law Firm P.A.
Case:Moure-Cabrera v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
20 (tie)
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jason Lesnevec, Michael S. Lamonsoff of Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff P.L.L.C.
Case:Del Valle v. The City of New York
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, False Arrest, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:New York
21
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Chance J. Pardon of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter LLP; Steve Hoffman of Steve Hoffman Law Office
Case:Ferrera v. Terminix International Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
State:California
22
Amount:$7,396,314.00
Attorneys:L. Todd Kelly, Jaime Lynn of The Carlson Law Firm, PC
Case:Claxton v. Rayner, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
23
Amount:$6,348,061.00
Attorneys:Meredith B. Good, Kelly Battley, Alice Emerson of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd L.L.C.
Case:Dillard v. John Crane Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Oregon
24
Amount:$6,333,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond Mariani of Raymond L. Mariani, P.C.; James Puga, Molly Greenblatt, Alex Wilschke of Leventhal & Puga
Case:Blatchley v. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
Type:Business Liability, Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Colorado
25
Amount:$6,250,000.00
Attorneys:Jordan K. Merson of Merson Law P.L.L.C.
Case:Njinga v. Alexiades, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
26
Amount:$6,218,046.00
Attorneys:Lin Thunder, Christian Hartley, Kelly Battley, Meredith Good of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd
Case:Miller v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Strict Liability
State:Oregon
27
Amount:$6,185,059.00
Attorneys:Raymond J. Dearie of Dearie Law Group P.S.
Case:Kaden v. Fred Meyers Stores Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
28
Amount:$5,750,000.00
Attorneys:Glendell D. Nix, Jacob Diesselhorst, Andy J. Campbell of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst P.L.L.C
Case:Lewis v. Warren Clinic Inc., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Oklahoma
29 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dylan Ruga, Brian Poulter, Allen G. Haroutounian of Stalwart Law Group
Case:Phillips 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
29 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Raoul Felder of Felder, Felder & Nottes PC
Case:Bardwil v. Bardwil
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:New York
30
Amount:$5,445,637.00
Attorneys:Matt Powell of MattLaw
Case:Young v. McCoy, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
31
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Norman M. Hobbie, Jacqueline DeCarlo, Justin Lee Klein of Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo P.C.
Case:N.P., Pro Ami v. Lighty, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Burn Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
32
Amount:$4,677,880.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Temming of Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker
Case:Hanlon v. Henderson, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Ohio
33
Amount:$4,675,000.00
Attorneys:George L. Salinas Jr., John R. Bozada II of Law Offices of George Salinas P.L.L.C.
Case:Wammack v. Howell Crane & Rigging Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Training, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
34
Amount:$4,662,572.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Drury of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, PA; Todd L. Wallen of Wallen Kelley
Case:Winkeljohn v. Callari
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
35 (tie)
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Tanveer A. Shah, Cassidy L. Gerardy of Viper Law Group ; David Chami of Price Law Group P.C.
Case:Jarman v. American Family Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Emotional Distress, Paralysis Injury
State:Arizona
35 (tie)
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Ben Wells of Ben Wells & Associates; Joshua Trumbull, Emily Harris of JBT & Associates
Case:Walter v. Spee West Construction Co.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Excavator Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
36
Amount:$4,436,259.00
Attorneys:Michael Armienti of Armienti, DeBellis, Guglielmo & Rhoden L.L.P.
Case:Deflorio v. County of Nassau
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Emergency Vehicle Accident
State:New York
37
Amount:$4,375,018.00
Attorneys:Joseph F. Gaar Jr., Jacob H. Hargett, Jason M. Welborn, Lucas S. Colligan of Gaar Law Firm; Mark T. Murray of Stevenson & Murray
Case:Hall v. Landstar Ranger Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Louisiana
38
Amount:$4,241,911.00
Attorneys:Seth A. Harris, Max Silverberg, Alison R. Keenan of Burns & Harris
Case:Fortune v. New York City Housing Authority
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:New York
39
Amount:$4,030,000.00
Attorneys:Emil L. Samuels of Kelner & Kelner
Case:Miller v. Camelot Communications Group Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:New York
40 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam Deutsch of Fiedler Deutsch, LLP
Case:Olken v. Zajac
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
State:New York
40 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Muhammad S. Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner
Case:Pruitt v. Asphalt Zipper Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Texas
41
Amount:$3,936,826.00
Attorneys:S. Scott West, Maddison M. West of The West Law Firm
Case:Tatom v. Production Specialties Corp., et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Texas
42
Amount:$3,875,000.00
Attorneys:Dwight F. Ritter, Karen Albence of Ritter & Associates
Case:Finlan v. Chase
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
State:California
43
Amount:$3,640,000.00
Attorneys:David Schmid of Stark & Stark
Case:Simmons v. Staples
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
State:New Jersey
44
Amount:$3,550,000.00
Attorneys:Charles B. Patrick, Jeffrey L. Haberman, Sarah J. Schultz of Schlesinger Law Offices P.A.; Devin C. Kelly of Roxanne Conlin & Associates P.C.
Case:Nicholson v. Biomet Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Medical Device, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Iowa
45 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Max J Stagliano, Raymond A. Gill of Gill & Chamas L.L.C.
Case:Bennett v. Hill, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Negligent Tort
State:New Jersey
45 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:James Wilkens of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Mark L. Bodner of Mark L. Bodner P.C.
Case:Torgut v. The New York and Presbyterian Hospital
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State:New York
45 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter A. Pentony of WilliamsFord
Case:Keane v. Ibarra, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:West Virginia
46
Amount:$3,464,288.00
Attorneys:Raymond D. McElfish of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy, Sandeep G. Agarwal of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case:Qaadir v. Adan Ordonez Trucking
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Negligent Retention
State:California
47
Amount:$3,318,593.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Shaughnessy, Jared Wise, Brian McClain of Morgan & Morgan P.A.
Case:Griggs v. PV Holding Corp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
48
Amount:$3,300,000.00
Attorneys:Jamie B. Levy, Candice A. Pluchino of Levy Law Firm P.C.
Case:Pagan v. Goldfarb Properties Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:New York
49
Amount:$3,207,759.00
Attorneys:Thomas P. Cella of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald
Case:Cockayne v. The Bristol Hospital, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Connecticut
50
Amount:$3,185,209.00
Attorneys:William Michael Berman of Berman & Riedel; John H. Gomez of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:Hernandez v. Wu
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California

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