Settlement, Trial, and Appeal: A Few Key Facts To Know

Date:November 14, 2014

Manchester personal injury attorneysIf you have been involved in a crash, contact the Manchester personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC. While many personal injury cases typically go straight to the settlement phase, it is possible for a personal injury case to go to trial. If that happens, your personal injury lawyer in Manchester NH wants you to be prepared for what might happen. The following are several key points for what you might expect if your case goes to trial.

You have the right to reject any settlement offer that is presented to you. Your Manchester car crash attorney cannot settle a case without your consent. If you feel that the amount is not fair, then you can ask for your case to be brought to a trial so that a jury can decide what is fair. The defendant also has a right to take the case to a trial. No one can be forced to settle and both parties have the option of allowing a jury to settle the case for them.

Allow your Manchester personal injury attorneys to work the settlement for you. Do not appear too anxious to settle or you may end up settling for an amount lower than what you could have settled for. If your case goes to trial, you may be asked to testify on your own behalf. You will need to tell the jury and judge what happened during the accident. Witnesses for both parties will be allowed to testify as well. Based on these testimonies, the judge and jury will make a decision in the case.

While your personal injury lawyer will fight hard for your rights, there is no guarantee that you will win your case. However, if you do win, the defendant will be required to pay the amount that the jury decides on. If you lose the case, you can either walk away or make a motion for a new trial. A judge will decide if you will be granted a new trial. If you cannot secure a new trial, you can appeal to the court for a new judgement.

Contact Experienced Manchester Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Have you or a loved one been injured by another person’s careless acts? If so, it is essential that you have competent legal representation from the onset of your case through litigation. Big insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their interests and you should too!

For a free consultation, contact the Manchester injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC. We may be reached at (603) 239-2315, by email at info@MZLawNH.com, or by using the “contact us” or chat feature on our website.

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