June 9, 2011, by Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
The average verdict in a personal injury case in Minnesota is $271,577. The national average is $885,600.
Does this mean Minnesota juries are not sympathetic to personal injury victims? I think it might, actually. In fact, I think the statistics might actually underestimate how stingy Minnesota juries can be.
Why? The biggest driving force in personal injury verdicts is car accidents because is the most common type of personal injury case. So the state’s law in dealing with car accident claims is going to make more meaningful impact on personal injury statistics.