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.