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Jury Verdict Research found that the median money damage award in vehicle accident cases in Arizona is $16,929. Plaintiffs win money damages in 53 percent of cases that go to trial.

JVR also breaks down the type of accident: rear-end accidents accounted for 27 percent of the total number of plaintiff verdicts; intersection accidents accounted for 13 percent; turning collisions accounted for 12 percent; truck accidents accounted for 11 percent; chain reaction collisions accounted for 9 percent. All other liabilities made up 8 percent or less of the total.

I’m not sure why truck accidents were given their own category in these type of accidents. But this Arizona verdict data is interesting, and I think reflects the relative proportions of the different types of vehicle accidents nationally.

The average jury award in Arizona personal injury cases is $820,486. The median compensatory award for personal injury trials in Arizona is $30,000. Plaintiffs struggle on liability in Arizona: plaintiffs received damages in 40 percent of personal injury cases that go to trial. The national average is around 53%.

Arizona Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

$31.5 Million Verdict (2023 Arizona): This is a childbirth malpractice claim. The plaintiff’s birth injury lawsuit alleged the healthcare provider inappropriately administered Pitocin during her labor despite signs that her son was in distress and suffering from oxygen deprivation. The child developed cerebral palsy as a result of loss of oxygen to his brain. The jury found Banner Health 57% liable, with the remaining liability attributed to a physician who reached a confidential settlement prior to the trial. Banner Health did not make any settlement offer.

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