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Data reveals New Jersey as state with third highest rate of personal injury cases nationwide

New Jersey ranks third in the US with personal injury cases comprising over 30% of civil cases

NEW JERSEY – New research has revealed the states with the most personal injury cases per capita.

Florida personal injury lawyers Anidjar & Levine uncovered the number of personal injury cases seen throughout the courts of each state in the 12 months ending March 31st 2023, revealing the states where the public is most likely to carry out legal action following an incident.

New Jersey is the state with the third most personal injury cases per capita. In the state, personal injury cases occurred at a rate of 30.34 per 100,000 capita, this is 218%% over the national average of 9.53.

Personal injury cases comprise 31% of the state’s entire civil caseload, 166% more than the national average proportion of such cases which sits at 11.65%.

State Personal Injury Cases   PI Cases as % of Total Cases     PI Cases Per 100,000 Capita  
Florida 28,342                                               62.10                                         127.41
Ohio 3,572                                               44.28                                           30.38
New Jersey 2,810                                               31.03                                           30.34
South Carolina 1,596                                               36.03                                           30.21
Illinois 2,887                                               23.61                                           22.95
Louisiana 767                                                 6.16                                           16.71
Minnesota 901                                               28.11                                           15.76
Indiana 970                                               16.91                                           14.20
Georgia 1,520                                               18.58                                           13.93
New Hampshire 190                                               33.69                                           13.62

1) Florida

Florida is the state with the most personal injury claims per capita, by some distance. Per 100,000 Floridians, there were 127.41 personal injury cases in court. This is a staggering 1,237% over the national average rate of just 9.53, and 319% more than any other state on the list. Personal injury cases in the Sunshine State amount to more than 60% of all civil cases in court, while such cases do not exceed 45% of the total civil caseload anywhere else in the country.

2) Ohio

Ohio comes in second place. Personal injury cases came in at 30.38 per 100,000 residents, while a long shot from the rate of Florida, this is 219% more than the national average. Ohio’s personal injury caseload is also the second-highest in the country, as such cases account for 44.28% of civil cases. The average portion of personal injury cases in civil courts is just 11.65%.

3) New Jersey

Third is New Jersey, where there were 30.34 cases per 100,000 residents. This amounts to 31% of the state’s civil caseload, the fifth-highest, and 166.4% over the average proportion in the country.

4) South Carolina

South Carolina saw personal injury cases at a rate of 30.21 per 100,000 residents, the fourth highest level in the country. These cases were 36% of the state’s civil cases, the third-highest proportion seen.

5) Illinois

In fifth place, Illinois saw personal injury cases at 22.95 per 100,000 residents. The state experienced the fourth highest number of such cases, but they amount to only 23.6% of all civil cases.

6) Louisiana

Louisiana personal injury cases came in at 16.71 per 100,000 residents. While this makes Louisiana the sixth state for case rate per capita, such cases are just 6.2% of the state’s entire civil caseload, the 34th-ranking state on this metric, and by far the lowest in the top ten.

7) Minnesota

In seventh, Minnesota saw 15.76 personal injury cases per 100,000. 28.1% of the state’s civil caseload comprises such cases, the sixth highest proportion in the country.

8) Indiana

With 14.2 personal injury cases per 100,000, Indiana sits in eighth. These cases amount to 16.9% of the total civil caseload in the state.

9) Georgia

In the penultimate spot, Georgians carried out legal action in personal injury cases at a rate of 13.93 per 100,000 residents, with 18.6% of the total civil caseload in the state coming from these cases.

10) New Hampshire

New Hampshire takes tenth place with a rate of 13.62 personal injury cases per 100,000 residents. Such cases, however, comprise 33.7% of the state’s civil caseload, the fourth-highest proportion in the country.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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