Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2021

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in California in the year 2021. 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:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Warren Ellis of Ellis & Ellis
Case:Dominguez v. City of San Diego
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
2
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Dylan Ruga of Stalwart Law Group
Case:Estate of Decedent v. Major Automotive Manufacturer
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Design Defect
3
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Caree Harper of Law Offices of Caree Harper
Case:Williams, et al. v. City of Pasadena, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$6,750,000.00
Attorneys:J. Kevin Morrison, Joshua D. White of Altair Law
Case:Maguire, et al. v. Hundal, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$5,300,000.00
Attorneys:Fulvio F. Cajina of Law Offices of Fulvio F. Cajina; Matthew Daniel Haley of Haley Law Offices
Case:Sommers v. City of Santa Clara, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul R. Kiesel, D. Bryan Garcia of Kiesel Law LLP; Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of The Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Villanueva, et al. v. State of California, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Emotional Distress, Failure to Supervise, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sargis Atanous of Dunnion Law
Case:Harder, et al. v. Golden State Portables, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
6 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Danny Soong of Law Office of Danny Soong, APLC
Case:Estate of Decedent v. Trucking Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7
Amount:$4,900,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP; Stuart Chandler of Chandler Law
Case:Estate of Murrietta-Golding, et al. v. City of Fresno, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Pete Kaufman, Brian Panish, Whitney Smith of Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP
Case:Winfield v. YTLife Investments, LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel DeSantis of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Lopez v. Docking Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Steven J. Weinberg of McCune Wright Arevalo
Case:Arnison v. Adventist Health
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Bradley S. Wallace of The Wallace Firm PC; Rodney S. Diggs of Ivie, McNeill, Wyatt, Purcell & Diggs; Jubin J. Niamehr of Jacoby & Meyers Attorneys LLP; Britany M. Engelman of Engelman Law APC
Case:K.W. v. City of Victorville
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
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