• New Yorkers spend an estimated $6,600 per household on tort liability costs annually.
  • There is one lawyer for every 112 residents, the most of any state and more than twice the national average.
  • There are no limits on punitive damages in New York.
  • Court judgments accrue 9% interest annually.
  • In 2016, 5 of the top 20 largest court payouts were Scaffold Law claims, a New York-only construction liability law.
  • New York leads the nation in medical malpractice payouts — an amount that reached $617,973,000 in 2017.
  • Nearly one fifth of all medical liability payouts in the US are made in New York.
  • New Yorkers spend 40% more than the national average on car insurance annually.