What Have Other Construction Accident Plaintiffs Recovered in Court?

What Have Other Construction Accident Plaintiffs Recovered in Court On average, construction accident victims recover hundreds of thousands of dollars. The median is about $200,000. Compared to the national average, Illinois plaintiffs have a similar rate of recovery for construction accident awards.

Far and away, the biggest concern that clients have is recovery, especially in construction accident situations. They have extraordinary medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future lost income, and sometimes even property damage. Thus, they want to know how much money they can get out of the whole legal process. There are a lot of dimensions that go into answering that question but sometimes we find it is helpful to start with some basics. Therefore, we put average award amounts (jury verdict and settlement amounts combined) below for you to review. They are not whole explanation but they are a great starting point in determining what you could receive for your construction accident case in Illinois.

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Illinois Statewide Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
29
15
7
7
11
8
7
8
8

National Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
26
12
6
7
11
10
11
10
7

The first two tables illustrate what plaintiffs and across the nation received through construction accident litigation. Illinois sees a lot of cases in this field compared to other states and the national average. With respect to recoveries, some things are worth mentioning. For instance, Illinois plaintiffs obtained amounts over $5,000,000 at a greater rate than their national counterparts. On the other hand, Illinois plaintiffs also saw compensations levels below $100,000 more than those across the country did. The combination of these two facts appears to signify that Illinois recoveries mirror those of the national average.

Cook County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
29
10
5
5
8
7
10
12

Lake County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
28
16
0
10
10
6
10
10
10

Will County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
40
10
10
5
20
5
0
10 0

Kane County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
20
15
20
10
5
15
10
10
0

Dupage County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
14
29
7
7
14
0
7
7
14

Madison County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
36
9
5
10
9
6
10
5
9

Winnebago County Construction Accident Award Amounts

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
20
20
0
40
0
0
20
0
0

The eight tables above indicate how residents of Illinois fared in some of the biggest counties with respect to construction accident litigation. Some highlights are important to review. First, Will County saw the highest number of plaintiffs receiving under $100,000. Sixty percent of them did not recover more than $100,000. Second, Winnebago County led the way in the range of $100,000 to $1,000,000 because forty percent of their plaintiffs obtained amounts at that level. Finally, Cook County saw the most recoveries of more than $1,000,000: thirty-six percent.

Will My Construction Accident Award Look Like Any Of These?

We caution clients against using statistics to predict what they could obtain in an Illinois construction accident lawsuit. However, they can be useful in a number of ways including the following: First, they provide a benchmark for the jury when considering your damages; Second, they help you determine if the time and energy of a lawsuit are worth it; Third, they help your counsel frame the story of your accident by being able to compare it others; Fourth, they show you what statutes and lawsuits will be most effective in pursuing recovery. Think of past cases and statistics as tools in your toolbelt instead of a predictions. Don’t give them too much weight but also don’t dismiss them.

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Want To Know What You Can Get In Court For Your Construction Accident Injuries?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has a very thorough intake process so that you can get a good sense of what a lawsuit could mean to you. You need to know what is possible financially possible going into the ordeal of trial and we use our experience and resources to help you obtain a proper estimate. Also, if you choose to go through with a suit, we can assist you on contingency which means that you only pay if you are happy with the award or settlement. Want to know what your recovery could be? Then call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today!

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