Aren’t juries too sympathetic to injured people and give away too much money?

No. While most cases settle, once a case goes to trial, a plaintiff (someone who files a lawsuit) wins only about half the time. That is not because the case was frivolous, but because cases are hard and expensive to win and because juries tend to be much harder on people who sue than is generally believed. Seventy-five percent of tort judgments are less than $12,200, according to the National Center for State Courts.

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