Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2013-2019 (1)

 

Year  Award median  Probability range (2) Award range  Award mean 
2013 70,371  $ 16,005 - $ 300,000 $ 1 - $165,972,503 $1,018,444
2014 75,000 16,000 -  400,000 1 - 172,061,728 1,032,917
2015 89,800 20,000  - 490,294 1  -  88,246,000 1,137,690
2016 100,000 23,000 - 529,485 1 - 115,000,000 1,352,386
2017 123,230 21,074 - 625,749 1 - 160,500,000 1,814,095
2018 100,913 22,207 - 542,775  1 - 247,000,000  1,682,476
2019 95,000 20,400 - 510,500 1 - 740,000,000 1,775,759
Overall $90,498 $20,000 - $500,000  $1 - $740,000,000  $1,388,191
(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, 60th edition.