Trends In Personal Injury Lawsuits, 2014-2020 (1)

 

Year  Award median  Probability range (2) Award range  Award mean 
2014 75,000  $16,000 - $400,000 $1 - $172,061,728 $1,031,742
2015 88,689 20,000  - 493,094 1  -  88,246,000 1,134,864
2016 100,000 23,000 - 529,485 1 - 115,000,000 1,354,355
2017 125,000 21,390 - 648,469 1 - 160,500,000 1,812,681
2018 100,474 22,052 - 550,125  1 - 247,000,000  1,675,013
2019 95,677 20,450 - 517,060 1 - 740,000,000 1,758,308
2020 125,366 25,072 - 613,130 840 - 373,763,109 2,448,978
Overall $100,000 $20,000 - $505,000  $1 - $740,000,000  $1,479,368
(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, 61st edition.