Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia

Metro Verdicts Monthly’s graph this month is median settlements and verdicts in wrongful death claims in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The median wrongful death settlement in Maryland is $850,000. In Virginia and the District of Columbia, the medians are $675,000 and $750,000, respectively
Previous blog posts have discussed these numbers in motor vehicle accident and medical malpractice wrongful death cases.

For attorneys handling these cases, I used to think that this kind of information falls under the category of “fascinating information but I have no idea what to do with it.” But I have found presenting adjusters with objective information sometimes helps the adjuster better appreciate the value of a case, particularly in truck collision cases where the adjusters are typically in other jurisdictions and do not fully appreciate the value of a certain kind of case in your jurisdiction.

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