November 26th, 2019|
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A $10 million verdict that Cory Watson Attorneys secured in a fatal hit-and-run case has been recognized as a Top 50 Car Accident Verdict by TopVerdict.
TopVerdict ranked the verdict at #34 on their list of the Top 50 Plaintiff Car Accident Verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2018.
The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts. Sources include court records, attorney submissions, and major legal publications.
Birmingham Mother Killed in 2014 Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
Angela Marie McCall, 34, was killed in a hit-and-run when a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and drove over a curb on a northeast Birmingham road.
After threatening a witness with a firearm, the driver then fled the scene. Police later identified the man as 25-year-old Sylvester Corderyl Taylor.
Ms. McCall was pronounced dead on the scene around midnight that evening. She was a beloved mother of three. The family pursued justice on behalf of her surviving children, in which Taylor was charged with wrongful death.
A Birmingham jury found in favor of the McCall family on October 16, 2018, awarding a notable civil verdict of $10 million.
The case is Watts v. Taylor et al., case number CV-2015-903382.00, in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama serving Jefferson County.
About Cory Watson Attorneys
Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $2.7 billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.
Cory Watson Attorneys: $10 Million Verdict in Fatal Hit-and-Run Lawsuit