Idaho Personal Injury Jury Verdicts

Aided by what I think is the second highest personal injury jury award in Idaho history (there was a $30 million dollar malpractice award in 1999) the average personal injury award in Idaho was $429,119, according to Jury Verdict Research that complied data from 2000-2006. Before Idaho personal injury lawyers and their clients overestimated the actual value of injury cases in Idaho, this number deflates dramatically when using the median instead of the average personal injury verdict. The median verdict is $17,000. Idaho personal injury plaintiffs obtained a recovery in 56% of the cases that went to trial during this same time period.

Idaho Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

  • 2021, Idaho: $91,000,000 Verdict. A 31-year-old man walked into a convenience store that was being robbed. The store clerk struggled with the robber. He subsequently asked the man to call the police. The robber exited the store. Moments later, the man also exited the store. He was struck in the head by the robber’s baseball bat. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury. He developed chronic headaches, epilepsy, headaches, and cognitive loss. The man now suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. A Pierce County jury awarded him $91,000,000.
  • 2021, Idaho: $8,500 Settlement. A woman was struck head-on. She injured her neck and back. The woman alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. She claimed he failed to maintain an appropriate lookout and yield the right-of-way. This case settled for $8,500.
  • 2021, Idaho: $175,000 Settlement. A woman was rear-ended in snowy conditions. She injured her left wrist and back. The woman also suffered soft-tissue hip, left arm, neck, and back injuries and a concussion. She underwent triangular fibrocartilage complex and extensor pollicis longus repairs. The woman was left with carpal tunnel syndrome. She alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. The woman claimed he negligently drove in poor weather conditions and failed to timely brake his vehicle. This case settled for $175,000.
  • 2021, Idaho: $40,000 Settlement. A 67-year-old woman was T-boned. She suffered a SLAP tear. The woman also suffered foot, shoulder, and thigh pain and seatbelt burns. She underwent shoulder surgery. The woman alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. She claimed he failed to yield the right-of-way and stop at a red light. This case settled for $40,000.
  • 2021, Idaho: $350,000 Settlement. A man was T-boned by a tractor-trailer. He suffered a C6 fracture, T5-6 fracture, a facial hematoma, an orbital fracture, a right ear laceration, spinal pain, and temporomandibular joint symptoms. The man underwent chiropractic care and an ear repair. He also wore a thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis brace. The man experienced residual headaches and pain in his back and temporomandibular joint. He alleged negligence against the truck driver. The man claimed he ran a stop sign and failed to yield the right-of-way. This case settled for $350,000.
  • 2020, Idaho: $30,000 Settlement. A woman was rear-ended. She injured her neck and back. The woman also suffered the aggravation of her preexisting fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. She underwent pain management, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. The woman alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. She claimed he failed to maintain an appropriate lookout and slow down for traffic. This case settled for $30,000.
  • 2019, Idaho: $893,422 Verdict. A 49-year-old woman underwent a hysterectomy. The surgeon identified and repaired a bowel rent during the procedure. He failed to tell the woman of the repair before discharging her. Three days later, the woman suffered sepsis. She underwent an emergency abdominal procedure. The surgeon team discovered a bowel perforation that caused fecal matter leakage. The woman alleged negligence against the surgeon. She claimed he negligently performed the surgery and failed to receive her informed consent. The woman received an $893,422 verdict.
  • 2017, Idaho: $94,000 Verdict. A woman was sideswiped. She sustained a traumatic brain injury. The woman developed visual issues. She alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. The woman claimed he failed to maintain an appropriate lookout and yield the right-of-way. An Ida County jury awarded $94,000.
  • 2017, Idaho: $24,000 Settlement. A 73-year-old woman was broadsided. She suffered temporomandibular, cervical, and lumbar pain. The woman alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. She claimed she failed to maintain an appropriate lookout and yield the right-of-way. This case settled for $24,000.
  • 2017, Idaho; $150,000 Settlement. A 78-year-old woman exited a Subway with her sandwich. She slipped and fell on ice. The woman struck her head. She lost consciousness for over 20 minutes. The woman suffered an elbow fracture and a pelvis injury. She spent a month in a rehabilitation facility. The woman alleged negligence against Subway. She claimed its employees failed to treat the ice outside. This case settled for $150,000.
  • 2017, Idaho: $30,000 Settlement. A man was struck head-on. He suffered an orbital fracture, eye trauma, ecchymosis, chest pain, neck tenderness, and a wrist abrasion. The man developed post-traumatic stress syndrome. He sustained permanent mydriasis. The man alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. He claimed they made a negligent left turn and failed to yield the right-of-way. This case settled for $30,000.
  • 2017, Idaho: $50,000 Settlement. A woman was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion, convergence insufficiency, and soft-tissue spinal injuries. The woman also developed permanent vision issues. She alleged negligence against the at-fault driver. She claimed she tailgated her and failed to maintain an appropriate lookout. This case settled for $50,000.
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