Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on Jurors’ Attitudes and Decisions

The COVID-19 crisis has increased stress and uncertainty, fear of illness and death, and other changes in psychological health and well-being that can dramatically affect how individuals process information and make decisions. As civil trials resume across the U.S., many individuals will continue to experience stress due to financial hardships and other COVID-19-related issues. Thus, it is critical for civil trial lawyers, in-house counsel, and insurance claims specialists to understand the effects the COVID-19 crisis will likely have on civil jurors’ attitudes and decision making in the following months, and perhaps years. Read the top four changes to expect in civil jurors’ attitudes and decision making as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.