The National Law Journal reports that a study of court settlements in personal injury lawsuits against businesses estimated companies could save an average total of $114,000 per claim and $670,000 for severe injuries by promptly settling cases instead of battling them in court.
The study (published this month in the Columbia Business Law Review) also projected $32,000 in savings from lower legal expenses, or about $211,000 for cases involving severe injuries.
The study based the projections on how much it would cost businesses to make “early offers” to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses and wage losses of injured claimants. The quick settlements would reduce legal fees and “pain and suffering” damages.
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I had read this at the National Arbitration Forum they also said that the study does not appear to be available on the Law Review’s website. Does this matter ?
The Columbia Business Law Review publishes 3 times per year. Their website only lists one volume for 2008. I suspect they haven’t updated their website for the new edition, which supposedly contains this and was published last week.
The professor at UVA Law school who co-wrote the study, Jeffrey O’Connell, has a “press release” of sorts on the UVA website here.