Verdicts & Settlements

  • $3,400,000.00 recovery for a man injured in an automobile accident, who developed complications from surgery, including peripheral neuropathy.
  • $1,800,000.00 jury verdict recovered on a fraud and contract claim in the Federal District Court, Southern District, West Palm Beach Division, Florida.
  • $1,375,000.00 settlement obtained on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a construction accident in New York City.
  • Wrongful Death Settlement - $1,200,000.00 - traffic accident wrongful death.
  • $1,150,000.00 for assault and negligence recovered on behalf of a client who was shot and suffered paralysis. The recovery was made from a primary and excess homeowners policy after defeating the insurance company's attempt to disclaim coverage based upon intentional acts exclusions.
  • $1,100,000.00 Verdict for an injured man in Camden County in a dram shop liquor liability trial, where the bar was found to be 55% responsible for the over service of an off duty police officer who became intoxicated and crashed his car, causing serious injuries. The insurance company for the bar offered only $25,000.00 before the trial.
  • $1,075,000.00- Settlement for a Nugent Law client injured in a residential construction site accident which occurred in Ocean County NJ.
  • $1,000,000.00 policy limit settlement on behalf of a client who died as a result of a head on collision with a truck. Accident reconstruction experts were hired because of a dispute as to whose lane the accident occurred in. Defendant paid its policy limits after a pretrial ruling by a judge that plaintiff decedent's blood alcohol level was not admissible since there was no evidence it contributed to the accident.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement- Gas explosion and fire resulting in psychological injuries.
  • $700,000.00 gross jury verdict on behalf of a client crossing a state highway at night as a pedestrian.
  • $625,000.00 Confidential Settlement against a popular South Jersey bar and restaurant, for the wrongful death of a woman caused by a drunk driver who left the bar intoxicated.
  • $600,000.00 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a client for podiatric malpractice.
  • $550,000.00 medical malpractice settlement- failure to diagnose cancer.
  • Automobile accident - $500,000.00 policy limit settlement for foot fractures with surgery.
  • $495,000.00 construction accident settlement , on the third day of trial.
  • $400,000.00 settlement on behalf of a client who slipped and fell and suffered injuries in a supermarket.
  • $400,000.00 medical malpractice settlement - cosmetic laser surgery resulting in scarring
  • $360,000.00 settlement, during trial, for employment discrimination.
  • $350,000.00 automobile accident settlement , for a client who suffered reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • $315,000.00 for injury resulting from a negligently started fire.
  • $300,000.00 medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose charcot foot.
  • $300,000.00 legal malpractice settlement.
  • $300,000.00 jury verdict, on an automobile accident case where defendant's insurance company State Farm appealed a $55,000.00 arbitration award. Defendant only had insurance limits of $100,000.00, and State Farm agreed to pay $140,000.00, $40,000.00 over its policy limits, just prior to the jury returning with its verdict. Allstate Insurance Company was held responsible for the balance as the injured person's underinsured motorist carrier.
  • Product Liability Settlement - $290,000.00 settlement for facial injuries from defectively manufactured product.
  • Automobile accident - $235,000.00 settlement for back injury w/surgery ($250,000 policy limit).
  • Motorcycle accident - $210,000.00 settlement for road rash/cuts/abrasions, soft tissue injuries and sacral fracture.
  • $125,000.00 jury verdict, against a defendant insured by Allstate. The defendant only had $15,000.00 in coverage, and Allstate refused to make any offer. Allstate eventually paid the entire verdict, pursuant to bad faith laws in New Jersey.

Other significant awards, verdicts and settlements have been obtained for Nugent Law Firm clients in areas of construction and work place accidents, professional malpractice, psychological malpractice, slip and falls, automobile/truck/motorcycle accidents, civil rights violations, police/excessive force.