Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2009-2015 (1)
Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2009 $40,000 $ 9,887 - $207,828 $1 - $77,418,670 $750,392
2010 39,248 10,000 - 200,000 1 - 71,000,000 653,786
2011 60,462 12,258 - 343,907 1 - 58,619,989 782,358
2012 75,000 19,067 - 362,562 1 - 155,237,000 1,097,507
2013 70,000 16,000 - 300,000 1 - 165,972,503 1,010,202
2014 75,000 16,073 - 400,000 1 - 172,061,728 1,044,614
2015 86,063 20,000 - 490,294 1 - 88,246,000 1,144,599
Overall $55,289 $13,000 - $300,000 $1 - $172,061,728 $898,303
(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, 56th edition.