I’ve struggled to find good numbers in Maine for personal injury verdicts in personal injury cases. I found some data that indicates that the average jury verdict in Maine is a little over $27,000 in personal injury case generally and $15,000. But these statistics are 10 years-old.
Slightly more recently, Berman & Simmons reports that from October 1998 through January 2006, there were 222 personal injury verdicts in Maine in which the Plaintiff prevailed. These verdicts totaled about $45 million which comes about to an average that is approximately $200,000. What good is this data? Probably not much because the verdicts are self reporting which means lawyers eager to publish their successes – both plaintiffs’ and defendants lawyers – are unduly represented.
So, ultimately, I don’t have much to tell you about Maine verdicts.