#8 – Castillo v. Davignon
$9.5m award over child’s crosswalk death beats out $1.2m settlement offer
Plaintiff attorneys: Nicholas Rowley (pictured), Benjamin Novotny – Trial Lawyers For Justice, Charlotte Glinka, Karen Zahka – Keches Law Group
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Why it made the list:
A Massachusetts state court jury awarded $9.5 million in damages on Friday to the two adult children of a woman struck and killed by a truck while walking her dog in 2017.
Attorneys for defendant Charles Davignon, who drove the truck that struck Rosenthal, conceded that he was liable for her death. That left the jury tasked solely with determining how much to compensate Rosenthal’s children for the death of their mother, a teacher who was 52 at the time of the accident.
“For the last three years, the defendant refused to take responsibility for their mother’s death,” plaintiff’s attorney Nicholas Rowley of Trial Lawyers for Justice said in a statement released after the verdict. “That changed during this trial. This trial was necessary because the insurance company acted irresponsibly and cheaply. Now they’ll have to face the consequences.”
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