What Have Other Premises Accident Victims Recovered in Court?

What Have Other Premises Accident Victims Recovered in Court? Premises accident cases recover millions of dollars every year and have some of the highest settlements across all kinds of personal injury lawsuits.

  1. What Have Other Premises Accident Victims Recovered In Court?
  2. Wondering How Much You Could Get In A Premises Case?

What Have Other Premises Accident Victims Recovered In Court?

Soon after you are injured – willfully or accidentally- on another’s premises, you will see the damages and expenses rack up. Missed work, medical bills, lost investments, sometimes even property damage are just the beginning. You might also experience changes in your lifestyle, including a reduced quality of life related to disability or disfigurement. This might also come with a lessened sense of self-worth or self-esteem. 

It might not be surprising then when many victims of premises accidents look to the courts of law for help. How much do they obtain from juries and settlements? We present some information below to show you the general trends of recovery across categories of premises litigation. How much can you obtain from a jury or settlement? This is a more complicated question. 

Using the numbers below, you should speak with an attorney to understand how these statistics relate to your case as well as how the laws of your state impact your chances of recovery. There are many dimensions in any lawsuit and each of them needs to be analyzed before arriving at a proper estimate of what you can obtain in a premises suit. However, past is prologue. Therefore, take a look at what some plaintiffs in Illinois and others across the country achieved in common premises lawsuit situations:

Illinois Premises Accident Awards
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
39
31
7
7
7
3
2
2
1

National Premises Accident Awards
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
27
4
1
3
5
7
11
16
26

The first two tables show you what plaintiffs across the country and in Illinois obtained in litigation for premises injuries of all varieties. Illinois actually plays host to a high number of cases relative to the national average. When looking at these numbers, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Illinois closely matches the nation in recoveries over $1 million, both average about 5%.
  • Illinois typically has about 6% fewer plaintiffs that recover nothing compared to the national average.
  • Illinois again ties the nation in recoveries between $100,000 and $1,000,000, each have approximately 17%.
  • Consequently, plaintiffs across the country receive less than $100,000 at a lower rate than those in Illinois.
Illinois Slip And Fall Accident Awards
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
48
21
7
7
9
3
3
1
1

National Slip And Fall Accident Awards
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
61
12
7
6
7
3
2
1
1

Illinois Snow And Ice Accident Awards
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
41
21
6
6
8
5
5
4
3

National Snow And Ice Accident Awards
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
42
25
6
7
9
4
3
2
2

Illinois Fire Accident Awards
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
33
16
6
6
10
8
8
6
6

National Fire Accident Awards
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
31
20
6
6
10
8
8
6
5

Illinois Pool Accident Awards
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
33
29
5
8
10
8
5
5
7

National Pool Accident Awards
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
30
23
6
7
11
7
6
5
5

The final tables display awards from all kinds of premises accident claims. Here are some important takeaways:

  • For both Illinois and the nation, slip and fall cases yielded the most amount of plaintiffs that recovered nothing: 48% of these Illinois plaintiffs received nothing and 61% of national plaintiffs received nothing.
  • For both Illinois and the rest of the country, fire accident cases brought in the most awards over $1 million- 20% for Illinois and 19% for the nation.
  • For both Illinois and the rest of the country, pool premises cases saw extraordinary recoveries over $5 million-7% of Illinois plaintiffs got more than that amount and 5% of national plaintiffs achieved more than that amount.

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Wondering How Much You Could Get In A Premises Case?

If you have been involved in a premises accident, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can fight to make sure that you get the most amount of compensation possible under Illinois law. Also, we can even represent you on contingency which means that you only pay for our services if, and only if, you are satisfied with the outcome of the case. Call our offices today to find out how Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help!

If you would like to know more about premises accidents in Illinois, please read the following articles:

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