Jury Verdict Research released fresh data (2001-2008) last week that showed that the median compensatory award for motor vehicle accident lawsuits in Maryland is $11,925. Accident plaintiffs receive compensation in 71 percent of cases that go to trial.
Another interesting tidbit is that rear-end collisions made up 37 percent of the total number of accident verdicts in Maryland. Intersection collisions accounted for 13 percent of Maryland accidents that went to trial. Turning collisions accounted for 9 percent and chain reaction collisions and pedestrian suits each accounted for 5 percent of the total Maryland accident lawsuits that went to verdict.