What Happens After My Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial?
At the conclusion of a personal injury trial, the jury will either give a verdict for the plaintiff or the defense. Either party will have the option of appealing an unfavorable verdict. If the verdict is for the defense, your New Jersey personal injury attorney will discuss your options with you and determine whether you should file an appeal.
If the jury returns a verdict in your favor, your New Jersey personal injury attorney will help you finalize the details with regard to any fees you may have incurred, such as interest, court costs, deductions and attorney’s fees. It generally takes several weeks to a few months to finalize the results and close the case.
If the defendant appeals the verdict, you will need to continue retaining your New Jersey personal injury attorney to help you fight the appeal.
If the jury returns a verdict for the defense, your New Jersey personal injury attorney will discuss the possibilities of an appeal with you. Because appeals are usually very costly, your attorney may advise you not to appeal your case if he does not believe there is a significant chance that you will get a favorable verdict.
In some cases, it may be possible to get a settlement from the insurance company without appealing the verdict. Although rare, the insurance company may offer a nominal settlement to avoid an appeal.
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If you need a New Jersey personal injury lawyer, please call Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a SuperLawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!