According to a recently published Jury Verdict Research study, the average verdict in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is $1,732,150. Huge and almost invariably uncollectable verdicts, because of caps on a defendant’s ability to pay, and overturned verdicts inflate the average to a number that is really no longer meaningful. The better measure, the median verdict, was $149,411.
The breakdown of the injuries relative to the verdicts in the study were interesting:
Spinal Disc Injury: 24%
Spinal Nerve Injury: 9%
Fatality: 7% (the median jury verdict in a death case in Florida is $2,718,372)
Knee Injury: 6%
Back and Neck Strains: 6%