All cases are different. All facts are different. All people are different. Victims, claimants, at fault parties---different.
Attorneys, adjustors, insurance companies, judges, juries---different.
Why are some cases worth more? For example:
Question: Just wondering, how can somebody get 1.5 million by being beaten up but my case isn't worth anywhere near this? How do these people get away with this?
Different case. Difference facts. Far different parties.
Why $1.5 million in settlement? The reason this one was worth so much is because of such maliciousness by a governmental official, otherwise sworn to protect (not harm) people. This video “shocks the conscience”.
This case gets to trial and a jury is likely going to give a much greater amount than $1.5M. It is more about the malicious act and sending a message
There are MANY differences between this and a normal injury (i.e. car accident) case:
1. This was an intentional harming; a car accident typically is not.
(That alone is enough, but I'll go on)
2. This was caught on video, so no dispute as to what happended. If not on video, this case wouldn't be worth squat because the officer would lie and be believed and the "bipolar woman" would be a bipolar woman and not believable.
Interpretation: Video is huge. Video does not lie.
Most cases are valued from the extent of the injuries.
Nature, extent and duration. This case has almost nothing to do with any injuries sustained by this woman, but rather, on such horrific and ruthless behavior of the police offer.