Below are sample verdicts and settlements in Michigan traffic accident cases in 2013. These verdicts can help you get a better understanding of the value of personal injury vehicle crash claims in Michigan. That said, take these verdicts with a grain of salt. No two cases are exactly alike. I have been doing this a long time and there is no average personal injury and, importantly, you should know that these cases were not exactly pulled at random.
- Snyder v. Greenhouse Birth Center | 2014 | $5,000,000. An infant is born with organ failure and severe brain damage following a breech delivery performed by a mid-wife. He is hospitalized for thirteen days before he sadly passes away. The parents file suit against multiple parties including the midwife who told the parents that it was safe to attempt a vaginal delivery of a breech baby outside of the hospital setting. Each party dropped out, one by one claiming bankruptcy, except for the midwife who failed to respond to the Plaintiffs’ allegations. The Plaintiffs won a default judgment against the midwife in the amount of $5 million dollars. The midwife, however, carried no insurance to cover the verdict. So, sadly, $5,000,000=$0.