You may want to speak with one of Florida’s personal injury attorneys if you have been injured in an accident. This could be an auto accident or a workplace injury. You can receive compensation for property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, medical costs, and other damages by filing a lawsuit.
Some personal injury claims are tried in court, even though most cases are settled by insurance companies. You should be familiar with the procedure if this happens to your claim.
From the moment a case is filed with a court, it goes through a series of procedures. In most personal injury cases, a scheduled jury selection process is used. The jury may consist of 12 people or less who are selected and questioned in court. The judge will ask the jury members a series of questions in order to learn their opinions on various cases and to get to personally know them. Asking a jury question helps the judge determine if they are qualified for the job or have particular preferences.
The case will be tried after a jury has been selected. Trials for personal injury cases usually begin with an opening statement. Both the prosecution and the defense will have the chance to make an opening statement in defense of their claim. The victim’s representative is usually the first to present the opening argument, as they are the ones who have the burden of proof.
In order to prove that the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, he or she must be able clearly to do so. The case then moves on to the presentation of evidence. Personal injury attorneys typically call witnesses to testify at trial in support of evidence. Witnesses could be people who were present at the accident, financial experts, medical experts, or experts who recreated the scene.
The defense attorney may present witnesses to support their arguments against the plaintiff. After both sides have presented their arguments, each side gets a chance to ask questions of witnesses.
The two sides will then make their final arguments after the witnesses have been interrogated. Each side has one final chance to convince the jury that their outcome is best. The jury will deliberate in their own chamber, and they will reach their own verdict. Personal injury cases, like car accidents, usually deliberate quickly. It can take a long time in some cases. The jury informs the judge of its decision and then presents it to the parties.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Pete personal injury attorney. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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