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Predicting Civil Trial Verdicts in Personal Injury Cases

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Studies have shown that plaintiff's attorneys over-estimate the value of their client's injury case and reject more favorable settlement offers 61% of the time.  Each such mistake cost an average of $43,100.  (Kiser, 2008 ).  On the other hand, defense counsel and their insurance claim managers were more accurate in their predictions on a more consistent basis.  They were "wrong" only 24% of the time as measured by rejecting offers of settlement from the plain...

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Personal Injury Settlement Percentages

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Written by James Hirby and and Fact Checked by The Law Dictionary Staff   

Four percent to five percent of the personal injury cases in the United States go to trial. 95 percent to 96 percent of personal injury cases are settled pretrial. Several researchers and experts quote these numbers like gospel. The source of these statistics is the US Government, so gospel it is. Another statistic that many experts also quoted is that 90 percent of the cases that do g...

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