Truck Accidents Settlement and Verdict Results
Our attorneys hold record verdicts. Michael Leizerman holds the largest wrongful death consortium-only verdict in Ohio: $16 million. Andy Young holds the largest truck crash verdict in Ohio: $42.4 million verdict. Our in-house appellate attorneys have preserved our verdicts against challenges at both the appellate and supreme court levels. Leizerman & Young’s attorneys have secured over 50 multi-million settlements and verdicts.
Our team has brought claims against over 300 truck companies, including against some of the largest carriers in the country, as well as against the other key players in the transportation industry (like highway construction companies, product manufacturers, freight brokers and shippers). As a result, we have previously taken depositions of the key safety personnel and are familiar with the leadership of the major truck companies and industry players.
Our substantial experience, coupled with the insurance industry’s knowledge of our trial and settlement successes, continues to translate into premium results for our clients. One prominent insurance defense lawyer wrote, “DO NOT underestimate the importance of a lawyer like Leizerman to produce the mega-verdict. There are about 12-15 lawyers around the country that are the best of the best in transportation related verdicts.”
We handle a small number of cases and work toward getting the maximum results. Leizerman & Young is dedicated to helping trucking accident victims and co-counsel understand trucking law and precedent.
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case. Some names of people and companies have been modified to preserve confidentiality.
2019 Truck Accident Results
$42.4 Million Verdict upheld by Ohio Supreme Court
Truck injury case in Cleveland, OH
2018 Truck Accident Results
$10 Million Settlement
Trucking wrongful death settlement.
2017 Truck Accident Results
$6.3 Million Settlement
Trucking wrongful death, Western United States.
$2.5 Million Settlement
Trucking wrongful death, Southern United States Motor carrier and shipper liability.
2016 Truck Accident Results
$11 Million Verdict
Dyer v. Schwan’s Home Services et. al. Commercial motor vehicle pulled in front of another, resulting in a non-contact rollover causing a herniated disc with multi-level fusions.
$6.2 Million Settlement
Commercial motor vehicle wrongful death settlement.
$4 Million Settlement
Confidential trucking settlement.
$3.9 Million Settlement
Confidential trucking settlement.
2015 Truck Accident Results
$12 Million Settlement
Confidential settlement truck accident injury.
$4.25 Million Settlement
Child brain injury.
$4.06 Million Settlement
Confidential settlement trucking death in construction zone.
$2.3 Million Settlement
Confidential settlement multi-vehicle pile up.
2014 Truck Accident Results
$34 Million Settlement
Truck accident injury.
$4.9 Million Settlement
Truck crash - wrongful death.
$3 Million Settlement
Confidential settlement - truck accident wrongful death consortium claim.
$2 Million Settlement
Confidential settlement truck accident wrongful death consortium claim.
2013 Truck Accident Results
$16 Million Verdict
Estate of Poe v. Jurgensen et al. Truck Accident in construction zone - wrongful death consortium claim
$3.3 Million Settlement + Judgment
Mitchell v. various defendants - Truck Accident - This involved an oversized tractor trailer load in which a driver operated the remote control trailer while also driving the rear pilot car/escort car.
2012 Truck Accident Results
$5.2 Million Verdict
Linhart v. Heyl Logistics LLC, et al. | Truck This appears to be the first punitive damages verdict against a truck broker in a negligent hiring case.
$2.35 Million Settlement
Confidential truck accident settlement -
This involved a tractor with a double trailer.
2011 Truck Accident Results
$4.4 Million Settlement
Caudill v. Lautrec et al. Personal Injury.
$2.6 Million Verdict
Paid over $3 million with interest | Battaglia v. Norfolk - Southern Railroad, Personal Injury. VERDICT UPHELD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT JUNE 2011.
$2.4 Million Settlement
Brain injury truck accident.
2010 Truck Accident Results
$6.1 Million Verdict
Stebbins et al. v. E.S. Wagner | Truck/motorcycle/construction accident construction company did not close access road leading to construction, leading to leg fractures and a death when a truck entered a lane that led to nowhere.
$2.425 Million Settlement
Anthony H. v. ABC Trucking Company | Trucking accident, tractor-trailer went left of center, resulting in fractured leg.
$5.4 Million Settlement
Personal Injury Confidential settlement.
$3.3 Million Settlement
Multiple Estates v. Commercial Vehicle | Wrongful Death | Corporate car went left of center, resulting in death of several family members.
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Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.