DecisionQuest National Juror Attitude Survey:

General Attitudes Towards Product Liability

What's Inside

DecisionQuest’s National Juror Attitudes Survey Report: Product Liability is designed to provide litigators and their clients with insight and analysis about jurors and their opinions of government standards, product testing, profitability decisions and operator responsibility.

The data we present tells a story of jurors believing that most injuries are the fault of the users themselves, but also wanting to hold manufacturers responsible.  This is, at least in part, due to the perception that manufacturers are greedy and make their decisions based mostly on profits.

juror attitudes towards product liability

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • Potential jurors believe that most companies properly test their products before selling them.
  • They also believe that manufacturers should take any and all precautions, no matter how impractical, to ensure safety.
  • How a good voir dire process can ultimately prevent assessment of punitive damages.

Source of the Survey Results

  • We surveyed 1,201 potential jurors
  • Our report includes 8 new data points
  • Our analysis is based on 30 years of experience in the field.

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