The $25 million verdict that Cory Watson secured against Nissan has been recognized a Top 50 Car Accident Verdict in the United States in 2017.
TopVerdict ranked the verdict at #21 on their list of the top 50 plaintiff’s car accident jury verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2017.
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.
The suit blamed faulty brakes in a Nissan SUV for a car crash that killed three people in California. The plaintiffs – Hilario Cruz, Araceli Mendez, and Solomon Mathenge – were represented by F. Jerome Tapley, Brett Turnbull, Ryan Lutz, and Adam W. Pittman of Cory Watson Attorneys.
The Los Angeles jury determined that the incident was 100 percent attributable to the braking system defect in the Nissan-made SUV, and that Nissan had been negligent in failing to recall the vehicle.
The case is Cruz v. Nissan North America, Inc., et al., case number BC493949, in the Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County.
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