At the conclusion of a personal injury lawsuit, the jury will hand down a verdict in favor of one of the parties.
Hopefully, the jury renders a verdict in your favor. If this is the case, you may be eager to see your damages. Unfortunately, it will usually take a few weeks for the verdict to take effect. Your Florida personal injury attorney, as well as the attorney for the other party, will calculate the final amount of the verdict by looking at the costs associated with the trial, as well as attorney’s fees.
If your case is clear on liability (fault of the other party) and you have prepared yourself well for trial, the chances are that you will win your case. Justice usually prevails.
If the other party was truly liable for your injuries, the odds are good that you will win your trial. The truth will usually come out in trial. However, due to circumstance and the vagaries of human nature, even the best laid-out cases sometimes lose at a jury trial.
If this is the case, the insurance company, in rare cases, may be willing to offer a small settlement to avoid an appeal. This, however, is extremely rare. Your Florida personal injury attorney will discuss with you the possibility of an appeal and its likely outcome. It will cost a lot of money to appeal, and while your lawyer will advise you, you will ultimately have to make the decision whether or not it is worth it.
Whatever course of action you take, it will once again pay to have an experienced Florida personal injury attorney on your side. Call John Fagan today for a free initial consultation.