Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2021

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States 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:$52,983,433.36
Attorneys:Ben C. Brodhead and Ashley B. Fournet of Brodhead Law, LLC
Case:Mayfield, et al. v. Kennison
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Georgia
2
Amount:$40,550,055.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Simpson, Andrew Tuegel of Simpson, Simpson & Tuegel; Will Adams of The Will Adams Law Firm; Scott West of The West Law Firm
Case:Estate of Keas v. Estate of Rendon, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
3
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew H. Meisel of Meisel Law Group
Case:Estate of NG, et al. v. City of Burlingame
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
State:California
4
Amount:$27,000,000.00
Attorneys:Antonio M. Romanucci, Bhavani Raveendran, Nicolette A. Ward of Romanucci & Blandin LLC ; William Pintas, Laura Mullins of Pintas and Mullins Law Firm; Michelle R. Gilboe, R. Scott Masterson of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Chris Stewart, Justin Miller of Stewart Trial Attorneys
Case:Estate of Floyd v. City of Minneapolis
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Minnesota
5
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:David W. Brill of Brill & Rinaldi
Case:Families of Victims v. Broward County Public Schools
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
6 (tie)
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Haggard, Adam C. Finkel of The Haggard Law Firm P.A.; Julie A. Hager of The Law Offices of Julie A. Hager L.L.C.
Case:Estate of M.A. v. Next Generation Management Services LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Supervise, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
6 (tie)
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan P. Roberts, Matthew J. Wurdeman of Connelly Law Offices; Casey M. Arbenz of Puget Law Group
Case:Estate of Stringer v. Confidential Construction Co.
Type:Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
7 (tie)
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
State:California
7 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joe Frick of JJ Frick Law, P.A.; Josh Frick of Frick Law, P.A.
Case:Motorcycle Riders v. Van Driver
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
7 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam S. Barrist of The Barrist Firm LLC
Case:Estate of Grazioli v. Grazioli
Type:Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
State:Pennsylvania
8 (tie)
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
State:California
8 (tie)
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Justin Timonthy Green, Vincent Charles Lesch of Kreindler and Kreindler L.L.P.; Graham Lee Newman, Mark D. Chappell, James David George of Chappell Smith and Arden; Stuart R. Fraenkel, Nicole C. Andersen Davidson of Nelson & Fraenkel L.L.P.
Case:Estate of Zareski, et al. v. Champion Aerospace L.L.C.
Type:Aviation Accident, Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:South Carolina
8 (tie)
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan P. Roberts, Evan T. Fuller of Connelly Law Offices
Case:Estate of Overmyer v. U.S. Anesthesia Partners , Inc., P.S.
Type:Business Liability, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
9
Amount:$7,700,000.00
Attorneys:Lea P. Bucciero, Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid of Podhurst Orseck
Case:Estate of Johnson v. Aircraft Manufacturer
Type:Aviation Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State:Florida
10 (tie)
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
State:California
10 (tie)
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:David Lail of Yarborough Applegate
Case:Estate of Auto Driver v. Restaurant, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:South Carolina
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