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What is the Average Case Value of a Wrongful Death Case in Gadsden County, Florida?

From jury verdict research, we found only seven litigation cases of wrongful deaths in Gadsden County, Florida. Of these seven cases reported, statistical analyses showed an average case value of $1,287,890.55 within the cases in the sample. While this is the average of all seven cases, the cases had a range of values between $0, or a defense verdict, and $4,882,305.84.

In the sample of wrongful death cases in Gadsden County, we saw that one case, or 14.29% of the data, resulted in a defense verdict, 42.86% of the cases resulted in plaintiff’s verdict, and three cases resulted in a settlement (Fig. 1).

Funds allocated for funeral expenses in an award averaged $5,873.80. Funds allocated for pain and suffering in an award averaged $2,132,500, and funds allocated for loss of services by a spouse, parent, or child in an award average $720,737.

It is important to remember that this sample is very small. Thus, the ability to project accurately onto a larger population is limited. Although these numbers are a good guide, you must keep in mind that every case is different and these outcomes are not guaranteed.

The average case value for a certain type of injury reveals little about the value of a case. For more complete information about how to place a value on a case, please visit our “What is my case worth?” blog series on this website.

If you’re a potential client or an attorney seeking a second opinion and would like to discuss the value of your case, please feel free to call me anytime at (850) 224-3310.