These settlements and verdicts are not an indication or guarantee for future results. Every individual's case is unique. The settlement or verdict value depends on the facts of how the injury took place, what the injury was, the jurisdiction in which the injury took place, the availability and effectiveness of witnesses including expert medical witnesses, and the accuracy and completeness of the witness testimony. As with all things in life, the opinions of friends and family members as to what a case is worth is unlikely to be accurate or helpful when compared with the evaluation of an attorney experienced in handling such matters.