Let's also consider that according to Jury Verdict Research
, a national organization that tracks such data, rear end auto accidents, or clear liability losses, accounted for only 45 percent of auto cases adjudicated, with the remainder comprised of intersection collisions, lane changes, chain reaction and parking lot scenarios.
According to reports from Jury Verdict Research
, the median employment practices settlement for 1999-2005 was $75,000; this figure increased from the previous time period of 1997-2003, in which the settlement was $60,000.
This additional analysis was performed, at my request, by Jury Verdict Research
, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (JVR), a company that traces and analyzes national litigation trends.
Materials from the Jury Verdict Research
website show win rates between 29% and 38% for each year between 1995 and 2000.
Personal injury lawyers have used jury verdict research
for decades as a guide to valuing their cases.
Statistics covering verdicts over the last decade reveal that 59 percent of the plaintiff awards in product liability cases involving transportation products exceed $1 million, according to a recent study by Jury Verdict Research
. In addition, plaintiffs received an overall product liability median award of $1 million, with the odds of receiving a favorable verdict at 46 percent.
Nationwide, the median compensatory jury award for employment practices liability cases rose 18% in 2003 to $250,000, according to Jury Verdict Research
, whose national database contains more than 239,000 plaintiff and defense verdicts, as well as settlements of personal injury claims.
Awards for product liability cases more than quadrupled to $6.9 million in that same period, according to Jury Verdict Research
, based in Horsham, Pa.
According to a study by Jury Verdict Research
of Horsham, Pa., released this year, plaintiffs won 42% of medical malpractice cases in which there was a verdict in 2002, up from only 29% in 1996.
It has expanded mainly through acquisition, including the purchase of CRR Publishing in 1988, Jury Verdict Research
in 1991, Buraff Publications in 1994 and Dartnell Corp.
The national jury-award median for employment-practice liability cases, including discrimination and retaliation claims, went from $175,000 in 2001 to $200,000 in 2002, an increase of 14%, according to the annual Employment Practice Liability: Jury Award Trends and Statistics from Jury Verdict Research
(Horsham, PA), a unit of LRP Publications.
The report, Employment Practice Liability: Jury Award Trends and Statistics was compiled by Jury Verdict Research
, a division of LRP Publications, which publishes Risk & Insurance magazine.