Verdicts & Settlements

$4,350,000.00- Settlement for a child who suffered traumatic brain injuries and fractures suffered in a car accident. The settlement was recently approved by a Burlington County Superior Court Judge in 2020.

3,400,000.00 Automobile Accident recovery for a man injured in an accident who developed complications from surgery, including peripheral neuropathy.

$1,800,000.00- Fraud & Contract Verdict recovered in the Federal District Court, Southern District, West Palm Beach Division, Florida, on behalf of a Nugent client who alleged that an inventor stole his invention.

$1,500,000.00- Commercial Litigation – A Nugent Law client received $1,500,000.00 from several defendants in a settlement following a failed commercial business venture. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the client alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, and other claims.  The client came to Nugent Law after another law firm determined that no recovery could be obtained or would be unsuccessful.

$1,375,000.00 Construction Accident co-counsel settlement obtained on behalf of a Nugent Law client who suffered serious injuries after falling from a second floor building in New York City.

$1,350,000.00 Sexual Assault and Medical Malpractice settlement on behalf of a Nugent Law juvenile client who was sexually assaulted by another juvenile in a medical facility. The medical facility, a physician and nurses who supervised the juveniles contributed to the settlement.

$1,200,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement obtained for a Nugent Law client for an accident resulting in death.

$1,150,000.00 Assault & Negligence Settlement for a Nugent Law client who was shot during a domestic dispute. 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 Dram Shop/Liquor Liability Verdict for a Nugent Law client who suffered multiple injuries following an accident after leaving a bar in Camden County. The client was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by an off duty NJ police officer. The bar’s insurance company offered $25,000.00 before trial. A jury found that the bar served the off duty officer while visibly intoxicated, and held the bar 55% liable, after awarding $1,100,000.00.

$1,075,000.00- Construction Site Accident Settlement for a Nugent Law client who was a construction worker injured in a residential construction site accident which occurred in Ocean County NJ.

$1,000,000.00 Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident policy limit settlement on behalf of a Nugent Law client who died as a result of a head on collision with a truck.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Investigators and a local police department determined that the Nugent Law client caused the accident; State Police investigators determined the truck driver caused the accident. The insurance company for the commercial truck paid its policy limits of $1,000,000.00 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 for Psychological Injuries, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to a mother, father and two daughters resulting from a gas explosion and fire which destroyed their home. No physical injuries were suffered.

$800,000.00- Confidential Settlement- Medical Malpractice- A Nugent Law client received $800,000.00 from a plastic surgeon who performed surgery on a fractured orbital bone following a one car motor vehicle accident. During surgery, the plastic surgeon was alleged to have hit the client’s optic nerve, causing near total blindness in the left eye.

$800,000.00 Bicyclist Settlement for a Nugent client who suffered back injuries while biking in Mt. Laurel NJ and was strike by a motor vehicle.

$765,000.00- Premises Liability- Philadelphia County- Fall through a ceiling in an attic- A Nugent Law client received $765,000.00 from a home builder and realtor following injuries suffered after the Client fell through the ceiling of a home the client was purchasing. The client had gone into the attic to inspect an HVAC unit after an inspection determined it was leaking.  When the client entered the attic, the attic was covered in insulation, preventing the client from seeing the lack of a floor. The client took a step and fell through sheet rock to the floor below. The builder had failed to construct a continuous wood flooring from the attic opening to the HVAC unit, in violation of building codes.  The client suffered a fractured ankle requiring two surgeries, loss of income, and permanent pain and limitations in ankle function.

$700,000.00 Automobile Accident Verdict on behalf of a Nugent Law client crossing a state highway at night as a pedestrian.

$625,000.00 Dram Shop/Liquor Liability 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 for a Nugent Law client against a physician for failure to diagnose cancer.

$500,000.00 Automobile Accident Settlement – $500,000.00 policy limit settlement for foot fractures with surgery.

$500,000.00 Automobile Accident Policy Limit Settlement

$495,000.00 Construction Accident Settlement. 

$400,000.00 Slip & Fall, Premises Liability Settlement on behalf of a Nugent Law client who slipped and fell and suffered injuries in a supermarket.

$400,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement against a NJ doctor for scars resulting from cosmetic laser surgery.

$360,000.00 settlement, during trial, for employment discrimination.

$350,000.00 Automobile Accident Settlement for a client who suffered reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

$335,000.00- Escalator fall- A Nugent Law client suffered a fractured femur requiring surgery when she fell on an escalator that had suddenly jerked as it was going up. The settlement was obtained from an escalator maintenance company which failed to maintain and repair the escalator, and a governmental building owner who knew of the history of maintenance problems.  A review of thousands of pages of records showed that the escalator had a history of maintenance problems that were never properly repaired.

$315,000.00 Fire Injury Verdict 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 Automobile Accident 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, 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.

$300,00.00 Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Settlement for a Nugent Law client who fell on black ice while on commercial premises in New Brunswick, NJ.

$290,000.00 Product Liability Settlement – $290,000.00 settlement for facial injuries from a defectively manufactured batting cage.

$285,000.0- Automobile Accident- A Nugent Law client received $285,000.00 of a $300,000.00 policy limit from another driver who negligently turned left in front of her vehicle.  The Nugent Law client suffered a broken ankle requiring surgery.

$275,000.00 – Premises Liability- Fall- A Nugent Law client received $275,000.00 of a $300,000.00 policy limit after falling on a friends boat. The friend had asked the client to help get his boat ready to be put in the water.  He went into the cabin, opened the engine compartment, and forgot to close it.  There was no electricity on, so it was dark in the cabin.  The friend asked the Nugent client to go in the cabin to retrieve something, and she fell in the engine compartment.  She suffered a fracture of the should and partial tear of the rotator cuff, requiring surgery.

$250,000.00 Civil Rights & Police Brutality Settlement in Federal Court for injuries suffered by a Nugent Law client who was injured when the police entered his home with a search warrant.

$250,000.00 Product Liability Settlement for a Nugent Law client who suffered leg injuries when his pant leg got caught in a stump grinder, causing a calf injury.

$235,000.00 Automobile Accident Settlement for a back injury. ($250,000 policy limit).

$225,000 Settlement for a Nugent Law client Mistakenly Imprisoned after being found Not Guilty of Manslaughter. Nugent Law lawyers, by using a rarely used NJ Statute, recovered $225,000.00 for a client who was convicted and sentenced to jail, and on retrial after success appeal, was found not guilty by a jury- the settlement was paid by the State of New Jersey.

$210,000.00 Motorcycle Accident Settlement for road rash/cuts/abrasions, soft tissue injuries and sacral fracture.

$200,000.00 Dog Bite Settlement for a Nugent Law client who suffered injuries after being bitten by a dog.

$187,500.00 Settlement for Victim of Sexual Assault– A 26 year old man retained Nugent Law regarding an allegation that he was inappropriately touched by a teacher at a prominent central Pennsylvania School while he was in seventh grade. Though the case had challenges because of the lapse of time, Nugent Law lawyers were able to obtain a successful recovery without the client having to be traumatized again by going to trial.

$125,000.00 Automobile Accident 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 clients in areas of construction and work place accidents, professional malpractice, psychological malpractice, slip and falls, sexual assaults, automobile/truck/motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, civil rights violations, and other claims.