TRENDS IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS, 2007-2013 (1)
Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2007 $37,376 $9,000 - $247,915 $1 - $102,714,734 $827,696
2008 40,000 10,000 - 225,780 1 - 188,000,000 836,978
2009 40,000 9,887 - 207,828 1 - 77,418,670 750,392
2010 39,216 10,000 - 200,000 1 - 71,000,000 653,898
2011 60,924 12,249 - 343,958 1 - 58,619,989 782,657
2012 75,000 18,975 - 350,000 1 - 155,237,000 1,045,048
2013 68,218 15,647 - 300,000 1 - 165,972,503 1,009,788
Overall $45,001 $10,170 - $250,000 $1 - $188,000,000 $825,804
(1) Excludes punitive damages. (2) Twenty-five 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, 54th edition.