Recently, I compiled some interesting statistics for one of our cases; the highest vehicle accident verdicts and settlements in Wisconsin over the past decade. The information was provided by the Wisconsin Verdict and Settlement Reporter, and contains only amounts over $1 million.
Take a look below and if you are in need of a Milwaukee personal injury attorney, take a look at 5 key qualities to look for in a personal injury attorney.
6/10/05 Vehicle Accident 9,375,000
Severe brain injury after collision between semi and his vehicle.
10/30/09 Vehicle Accident 6,900,000
Multiple plaintiffs killed/injured in a car/truck accident.
6/4/10 Vehicle Accident 6,000,000
41-year-old female suffers right ankle fracture, herniation of stomach and colon. Bilateral collapsed lungs, brain hemorrhage, cervical spine dislocation with bleeding into cervical spinal cord, ligament and nerve damage.
3/14/08 Vehicle Accident 5,200,000
10 year old has severely injured left extremities making walking difficult. Also has cognitive damage.
2/1/03 Vehicle Accident 4,600,000
Actually involves a boat struck by another boat and sunk. Circumstantial evidence points to BP Amoco boat as the striking vehicle. Wrongful death case results in these settlements.
7/1/04 Vehicle Accident 4,300,000
Wrongful death case. Accident happened in Illinois so wrongful death law of Illinois applied.
2/26/10 Vehicle Accident 3,142,588
Multiple orthopaedic fractures throughout her body, punctured lungs.
9/1/04 Vehicle Accident 3,050,000
Loss of leg due to inattentive driver.
11/1/04 Vehicle Accident 2,500,000
Forks of a forklift ran through door of plaintiff's vehicle causing numerous internal injuries to the occupant of the vehicle.
9/18/09 Vehicle Accident 2,471,513
Degloving injuries to right foot. Bilateral heel fractures, Fracture of right tibia, fibula and femur.
12/1/01 Vehicle Accident 2,435,398
Complex regional pain syndrome in 32 year old following vehicle accident with bus.
3/27/09 Vehicle Accident 2,200,000
Below the knee amputation.
7/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,854,222
Gravel truck rolls over, crushing car of pregnant mother.
10/2/07 Vehicle Accident 1,657,173
Numerous orthopaedic injuries. Permanent loss of smell and taste.
6/19/08 Vehicle Accident 1,565,314
Permanent brain damage.
9/11/09 Vehicle Accident 1,558,140
Orthopaedic injuries to leg and hip.
12/24/09 Vehicle Accident 1,510,000
Orthopaedic injuries to wrist, knee, ankle and PTSD.
3/27/09 Vehicle Accident 1,500,000 (Approx.)
Injuries to two people in auto accident.
2/26/10 Vehicle Accident 1,500,000
Wrongful death case. 24 year-old.
6/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,421,194
Brain damage and orthopaedic injuries.
2/15/01 Vehicle Accident 1,371,532
Various orthopaedic injuries from a motorcycle accident.
9/18/09 Vehicle Accident 1,350,000
Multiple orthopedic injuries.
9/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,312,500
Death of elderly woman following vehicle crash.
6/1/01 Vehicle Accident 1,250,000
Traumatic amputation of arm above the elbow.
2/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,250,000
Orthopaedic injuries. Knee and shoulder.
10/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,250,000
Cervical injury to husband and wife.
12/1/01 Vehicle Accident 1,200,000
Wrongful death. 42 year old.
6/23/06 Vehicle Accident 1,200,000
Orthopaedic injuries. Closed head injuries. Cognitive disabilities.
3/14/08 Vehicle Accident 1,200,000
Numerous orthopaedic injuries to leg, both hips, both wrists, ribs, sternum, vertebrae, collar bone and left shoulder.
4/20/07 Vehicle Accident 1,190,000
Permanent psychological damages.
2/24/09 Vehicle Accident 1,150,000
Numerous orthopaedic injuries.
10/2/07 Vehicle Accident (Rollover) 1,147,000
Serious injury to right arm above elbow. Various orthopaedic injuries including fracture pelvis.
2/24/09 Vehicle Accident 1,145,000
Exacerbation of back and neck injuries from a rear end auto accident.
8/1/01 Vehicle Accident 1,136,948
Various orthopaedic injuries. Injuries to sciatic nerve, herniated vertebral disks.
4/18/08 Vehicle Accident 1,078,981
Orthopaedic injuries to legs.
6/10/05 Vehicle Accident 1,028,500
Policy limits case. Wrongful death of 3 individuals.
5/1/01 Vehicle Accident 1,025,000
Wrongful death of husband and wife.
11/1/04 Vehicle Accident 1,021,364
Orthopaedic injuries with nerve damage to back.
6/22/07 Vehicle Accident 1,000,000
Wrongful death case.
1/1/01 Vehicle Accident 1,000,000
Burns over 90% of body.
11/20/07 Vehicle Accident 1,000,000
Fractured hip/leg. Aggravation of dementia.
6/19/08 Vehicle Accident 1,000,000
Multiple plaintiffs injured on school bus. Policy limits allocated.
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