From jury verdict research, we found only seven litigation cases of wrongful deaths in Gadsden County, Florida. Of these seven cases reported, statistical analyses showed an average case value of $1,287,890.55 within the cases in the sample. While this is the average of all seven cases we saw, the cases had a range of values between $0 ( a defense verdict) and $4,882,305.84.
In the sample of wrongful death cases in Gadsden County, we saw that one case, or 14.29% of the data, resulted in a defense verdict, 42.86% of the cases resulted in the plaintiff’s verdict, and three cases resulted in a settlement (Fig. 1).
Figure 1. In this pie graph, you can see the breakdown of percentages of verdicts in the sample.
Funds allocated for funeral expenses in an award averaged $5,873.80. Funds allocated for pain and suffering in an award averaged $2,132,500, and funds allocated for loss of services by a spouse, parent, or child in an award averaged $720,737.
It is important to remember that this sample is very small. Thus its ability to accurately project onto a larger population is also very small. Although these numbers are a good guide, you must keep in mind that every case is different, and these outcomes are not guaranteed.
The average case value for a certain type of injury reveals little about the value of any particular case. For more complete information about how to place a value on any particular case, please visit our “What is my case worth?” blog series on this website.
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