Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2008-2014 (1)
Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
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 - 58,619,989 782,912
2012 75,000 19,100 - 356,481 1 - 155,237,000 1,097,759
2013 70,000 16,000 - 300,000 1 - 165,972,503 1,010,069
2014 75,000 16,412 - 400,000 1 - 172,061,728 1,055,480
Overall, 2008-2014 $50,000 $11,303 - $268,402 $1 - $188,000,000 $857,730
(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, 55th edition.