An estimated $4 billion in compensatory and punitive damages were awarded to plaintiff
winners in civil trials. Juries awarded $3.9 billion to plaintiff winners while judges awarded $368 million.
The median total award for plaintiff winners in tort trials was
$27,000 and in contract trials $45,000. Punitive damages, estimated at $1.2 billion, were awarded to 6% of
plaintiff winners in trials. *2001 Click to Complain
Securities Act of 1933 - Often referred to as the "truth in securities"
law, the Securities Act of 1933 has two basic objectives: 1) require that investors receive financial and other
significant information concerning securities being offered for public sale; and 2) prohibit deceit,
misrepresentations, and other fraud in the sale of securities. Click to
Transportation Fatalities: A Modal Picture - Over the last 25 years,
fatalities on the nation’s roads, rails, and waters and in the skies have declined. Despite progress,
transportation crashes and incidents claimed 43,873 lives in 1999, of which 41,611 involved highway vehicles.
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Wrongful Death: Damages for "wrongful death" are available for the wife,
husband, parent and child of the deceased person. Sometimes, persons related by blood or marriage, who were
dependent upon the deceased, may recover. Damages are not limited to economic loss and may include damages for
mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, marital
care, parental care, filial care, attention, advice, counsel, training, guidance or education. Damages are
available for the deceased's estate as well.
Pain And Suffering: Ordinarily, the most "valuable" and "critical" element
of your bodily injury claim is the right to compensation for physical pain and mental anguish you have suffered
and will endure in the future because of your accident injury or abuse. These general damages are in addition
to and may be far more than the amount of your lost earnings and medical expenses.