Attorney Chuck Hehmeyer’s $25M Truck Accident Verdict Earns National Recognition in Legal Publications

Attorney Chuck Hehmeyer made history with a unanimous $25 million jury verdict on behalf of a motorcycle driver catastrophically injured in a tractor-trailer crash.


The $25 million unanimous jury award to a motorcyclist grievously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer truck earned Berman & Simmons attorney Charles “Chuck” Hehmeyer inclusion in The Legal Intelligencer’s annual “2022 Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlements.” The verdict in “Sweigart v. Voyager Trucking Corp” earned the 19th spot on the prestigious list. Case details are featured on pages 27-28 of their digital magazine.

In addition, this settlement earned him the 9th spot in the “Top 10 Truck Accident Verdicts” in the United States in 2022 list by Top Verdict. The case is listed here.

These online journals compile and publish annual lists of the largest financial case result recoveries obtained by U.S.-based attorneys and law firms on behalf of their clients, around the Nation.

Highest award ever recorded for a Maine attorney trying an out-of-state case

Attorney Chuck Hehmeyer’s $25 million jury award earned him recognition in The Legal Intelligencer’s “2022 Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlements” and Top Verdict’s “Top 10 Truck Accident Verdicts” lists.

Hehmeyer’s history-making award of $25 million, decided unanimously by a federal jury for his client Travis Sweigart on November 3, 2022, was the highest award ever recorded for a Maine attorney trying a case out-of-state. The sizable monetary award was of a magnitude more typically seen in mass tort litigation.

Read more about the verdict: Attorney Chuck Hehmeyer Wins Record $25 Million Jury Award.

Hehmeyer and his family moved from Philadelphia to Maine in 2021, part of a steady migration of professionals coming to the state during and since the COVID-19 pandemic. As a nationally acclaimed legal expert in personal injury and medical malpractice, Hehmeyer had the option of moving his practice anywhere. He chose to join the accomplished team at Berman & Simmons not only because of its record of success and commitment to service excellence but because he shares the vision and work ethic of his colleagues here.

Attorney Hehmeyer advocates for seriously injured clients 

In addition to medical negligence cases involving birth injuries and mistreatment of rare, complex medical conditions, Attorney Hehmeyer also focuses on commercial vehicle accident cases as well as claims against makers of defective drugs and medical devices.