TRENDS IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS, 2008-2012 (1)
Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2008 $40,000 $10,000 - $225,390 $1 - $188,000,000 $836,798
2009 39,864 9,880 - 207,451 1 - 77,418,670 752,525
2010 39,183 10,000 - 200,000 1 - 71,000,000 653,647
2011 60,000 12,075 - 335,670 1 - 58,619,989 775,735
2012 75,000 18,949 - 350,000 1 - 140,000,000 989,580
Overall $41,444 $10,000 - $249,071 $1 - $188,000,000 $789,784
(1) Excludes punitive damages. (2) 25 percent above and below the median award.  The median represents the midpoint jury award. Half of the awards are above the median and half are below. This helps establish where awards tend to cluster. Source: Reprinted with permission of Thomson Reuters, Current Award Trends in Personal Injury, 53rd edition.