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.