When you go to trial for a personal injury claim, there is always a possibility that you may not win. Ultimately, it is up to the jury to make a decision with the information they have been given, including the judge’s instructions, evidence from both parties, witness and expert testimony, etc.
When you lose a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant is not required to pay your damages stemming from your injury. In other words, if the jury finds the individual you feel is responsible for your injury not liable, the defendant is not obligated to pay your medical costs, legal costs, and other damages related to the harm you sustained.
There are limited options after losing a personal injury lawsuit. However, you can file an appeal through your state court appeals process. While this option is viable, it may be difficult, not to mention your case is only eligible for an appeal when you believe the judge or jury made a mistake during the trial process. Examples include when:
When you feel mistakes were made, consult a lawyer to evaluate the circumstances of your case. Then, if you and your attorney decide an appeal is the right option for you, you can move forward with the process; however, it is imperative that you have a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims and is ready to fight for you.
After determining that you are not eligible for an appeal of your personal injury claim, you must figure out how to pay your medical and legal costs. Yes, it’s a little daunting, but you have some options.
Losing your personal injury lawsuit is difficult. However, at Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, our skilled attorneys will review your case and help you through the legal process moving forward. Call today.