March 11, 2013
Finding jury verdicts or settlements with similar circumstances can help you assess the value of a potential claim. WestlawNext® has a vast collection of state and federal Jury Verdicts and Settlements to help you.
From the WestlawNext® home page click on Jury Verdicts & Settlements under the All Content tab.
You can search broadly across all Jury Verdicts and Settlements or select a Circuit, State, or Topic to search within. Click on Products Liability.
Enter a plain language search that describes the injury and the cause or circumstances. Select a jurisdiction and click Search.
The Award Range filter gives you a quick snapshot of how many verdicts and settlements fall within each range. Select all of the ranges except $0 to eliminate the results where the Plaintiff received no award, or select only specific ranges to narrow down to. You can also filter further by Date, Topic, Judge, Law Firm, Docket Number and more. Then click Apply Filters.
Using jury verdicts and settlements will help you assess potential claims and give you confidence in your demand and settlement negotiations.