And the money is all in punitive damages. Sadly, we've gotten to a point in the United States where being severely injured is almost like winning the lottery. There are people who wander around trying to get injured so they can file suit, win some cash and take it easy.
A few years ago, my son slipped in a Wal-Mart store on some water that was in the aisle. Before we knew what was going on, about six employees surrounded us and started asking if he needed anything, taking down our personal information and asking if we intended to sue (we didn't).
It's safe to say there's some abuse of the legal system going on around the nation.