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Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2011-2017 (1)

 

Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2011 $60,924 $12,268 - $344,060 $1 - $58,619,989 $805,886
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 23,025 - 529,614 1 - 115,000,000 1,356,325
2017 125,000 22,689 - 629,499 1 - 160,500,000 1,847,438
Overall $81,496 $18,000 - $439, 800 $1 - $172,061,728 $1,183,632

(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, 58th edition.

 
TRENDS IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS, 2003-2009 (1)
Year  Median award Award range Average award
2003 $30,000 $1 - 118,470,408 $776,581
2004 36,400 1 - 326,000,000 926,909
2005 38,745 1 - 212,580,000 885,115
2006 39,999 1 - 62,716,000 816,978
2007 40,000 1 - 102,714,734 904,312
2008 41,397 1 - 188,000,000 926,651
2009 43,128 1 - 77,418,670 806,505
Overall  $37,500 $1 - 326,000,000 $863,358

(1) Does not include punitive damages.

Source: Jury Verdict Research.

 
TRENDS IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS, 2004-2010 (1)
Year  Median award Award range Average award
2004 $35,000 $1 - 326,000,000 $865,473
2005 37,158 1 - 212,580,000 815,315
2006 37,193 1 - 62,716,000 750,877
2007 37,376 1 - 102,714,734 817,318
2008 40,000 1 - 188,000,000 832,348
2009 38,337 1 - 77,418,670 752,542
2010 33,249 1 - 71,000,000 575,064
Overall  $37,000 $1 - 326,000,000 $791,756

(1) Does not include punitive damages.

Source: Thomson Reuters.

 
TRENDS IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS, 2008-2012 (1)
Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2008 $40,000 $10,000 - $225,390 $1 - $188,000,000 $836,798
2009 39,864 9,880 - 207,451 1 - 77,418,670 752,525
2010 39,183 10,000 - 200,000 1 - 71,000,000 653,647
2011 60,000 12,075 - 335,670 1 - 58,619,989 775,735
2012 75,000 18,949 - 350,000 1 - 140,000,000 989,580
Overall $41,444 $10,000 - $249,071 $1 - $188,000,000 $789,784

(1) Excludes punitive damages.
(2) 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, 53rd edition.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2010-2016 (1)

 

Year Award median Probability range (2) Award range Award mean
2010 $39,300 $ 10,000 - $200,000 $ 1 - $71,000,000 $654,041
2011 60,924 12,268 - 344,060 1 - 58,619,989 805,886
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 16,011 - 400,000 1 - 172,061,728 1,041,726
2015 87,631 20,000 - 485,475 1 - 88,246,000 1,132,339
2016 100,000 23,000 - 520,000 1 - 115,000,000 1,354,801
Overall $68,189 $15,000 - $350,000 $1 - $172,061,728 $995,975

(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, 57th edition.