According to Metro Verdicts Monthly, the median motor vehicle accident wrongful death case in Maryland is worth $505,000.
This is interesting information. What does this data tell us? Not much. Why? The motor vehicle accident data has little probative value, because it does not include the amount of the insurance policy at issue. We have settled fatal accident claims for $20,000 in cases where that is all the available insurance, and the defendant had no meaningful assets.
Uninsured motorist cases also bring down the median and average values because plaintiffs’ attorneys are overly reasonable in requesting damages in a due to the fact that the plainitff is often limited in the damages that can be recovered.
This data becomes more interesting when you consider that the median settlement/verdicts in Washington DC and Virginia are much greater than in our state: $941,500 and $800,000, respectively.
Why is this? It could be our cap on damages.
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