Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2012-2018 (1)

 

Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2012 $75,000 $18,987 - $361,092 $1 - $155,237,000 $1,096,835
2013 70,000 16,000 - 300,000 1 - 165,972,503 1,010,202
2014 75,000 16,026 - 400,000 1 - 172,061,728 1,041,562
2015 87,705 20,000 - 486,306 1 - 88,246,000 1,139,170
2016 100,000 23,002 - 528890 1 - 115,000,000 1,353,497
2017 125,000 21,597 - 629,499 1 - 160,500,000 1,825,808
2018 100,000 21,511 - 524,069 1 - 247,000,000 1,669,340
Overall  $87,735 $20,000 - $462,683 $1 - $247,000,000 $1,292,911
(1) Excludes punitive damages. (2) The middle 50 percent of all awards arranged in ascending order, 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, 59th edition.