Ask any accident lawyer about the use of statistics in valuing personal injury accident cases, and you will get an almost universal answer: they have little or no utility. Yet I’ve never looked away from average verdict data and I’ve never known a personal injury lawyer who did. Even if you conclude it is useless, you can’t help but be curious.
Jury Verdict Research published a 10 year study on knee injuries. Our law firm has gotten pretty good results in knee injury cases. The study confirms this is for pretty good reason. The average knee injury verdict is $173,552. But with more serious knee injuries, that average jumps higher. The average cartilage and ligament damage jury verdict is $347,831. Conversely, a knee strain verdict averages a mere $70,055.