Despite the large numbers of baby boomers in the U.S., we’ve always been known as a country that doesn’t respect old age. And that fact plays out in the number of times the elderly recover when they’re plaintiffs in certain cases—information that could help insurance companies as well as plaintiff’s attorneys weigh the pros and cons of settling versus going to trial.

In a prior study, VerdictSearch found that plaintiffs’ winning percentage rises from birth until about the age of 29, after which it declines with each decade. Thus, elderly plaintiffs have the worst winning percentage of all.

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