How Much Do Juries Usually Award For Personal Injuries?
When you are in an accident it is important to know how the bills will get paid, and if there will be any left over to rebuild your life. The amount you recover from a personal injury accident depends on the severity of your injuries, and the type of accident. Each case is different, so no two cases will have the same result. For example, if you are the victim of a drunken driving accident and were ejected from your car, you should expect a very different result than if you are in a minor fender bender.
One thing to consider when trying to determine the value of your case is the result reached in similar cases. A recent article listed some examples of jury awards in a sampling of cases:
● A jury awarded almost $170 million to the family of a victim of a fatal accident involving FedEx.
● A pharmaceutical company was order to pay $1.3 million in damages as punishment for its reckless behavior regarding a product that caused bladder cancer.
● A New York man was awarded $18.5 million for the City’s mismanagement of evidence that led to his wrongful conviction and subsequent 22 year incarceration.
When people are injured by others there is usually a choice as to how recovery is made. A good handful of personal injury cases are settled without the need for a trial. It is important to keep in mind the above examples are jury awards, which means the litigants made the decision not to settle their cases. The choice is personal, and should only be made after careful consideration and legal analysis. I can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your case, so you can make a decision that meets your needs.
If you have questions about what to expect from a jury trial, attorney Robert Greening has the answers. Call a Dallas, Texas personal injury attorney today.