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VerdictSearch is the leading provider of verdict and settlement research.
Our comprehensive database and intuitive search tools allow you to:

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Oh to Be 20 Again

Children and senior citizens are commonly thought to have value as sympathetic plaintiffs when it comes to juries. Beware: Axioms that turn up on this page usually meet a cruel statistical fate. Thus, we present the accompanying chart, based on cases reported to VerdictSearch. The results, which reflect winning percentages in jury trials, cast a different light on plaintiffs at either end of age’s spectrum. While adolescent plaintiffs generally win more often than elderly plaintiffs, very young or old plaintiffs are relatively bad bets, statistically speaking. The real sweet spot is between the ages of 20 and 29. After that, it’s a steady downhill course through the years. Still not convinced? Check for yourself using the search platform on VerdictSearch.com.

HOW TO: Simply the enter the age range you wish to survey, select Verdict-Plaintiff and check the Estimated Results field to see the number of plaintiffs’ verdicts for that age group. Then de-select Verdict-Plaintiff and select Verdict-Defendant to see the number of defense verdicts. Feed the numbers into your calculator to determine the win/loss rate.

DEEPER DRILL: Filter by gender. You’ll be surprised to see that gender bias varies according to the plaintiff’s age!

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