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Civil Lawsuit Statistics

Civil Lawsuit Statistics Data
Annual cost to the US economy for civil lawsuits $239,000,000,000
Estimate annual cost to each U.S. citizen for civil lawsuits $812
Percent of people who believe advertising by personal-injury lawyers encourages people to sue, even if they have not been injured 79 %
Average compensation payout for injury lawsuits $60,000
Percent of punitive damages suits won by plaintiff 6 %
Average awarded in a punitive damage lawsuit $50,000
Tort Lawsuit Statistics  
Tort law deals with situations where a person's behavior has unfairly caused someone else to suffer loss or harm.
Average annual number of Federal court tort cases 512,000
Percent of tort cases that went to trial 2 %
Percent of cases won by the plaintiff 48 %
Percent of successful plaintiffs that received monetary damages 84 %
Percent of cases won in bench trials 54 %
Percent of cases won in jury trials 46 %
Average length of a civil trial 3.7 days
Federal Trials by Damages Claim  
Motor vehicle collision 20 %
Products liability 13 %
Medical malpractice 10 %

A lawsuit is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." The term refers to any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

Statistic Verification
Source: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Research Date: November 26th, 2015

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