The personal injury lawsuit process concludes with closing arguments, jury deliberation and the final verdict being read before the court.
Concluding the three-part blog The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process: What You Need to Know, the following presents the final stages of the personal injury lawsuit process. Specifically, after opening statements in the trial have been made by both sides:
- Both sides will present their arguments and evidence – Next, the plaintiff and defendant will present their arguments in the case and the evidence they have to support it. Depending on the complexity of the case, this phase of the personal injury lawsuit process can take days, weeks or even months. The presentation of evidence will only come to a close once both sides have presented all of the evidence they have in the case.
- Closing statements will segue into jury deliberation – Following the presentation of evidence, the closing statements from both the plaintiff and defendant will be presented to the jurors. These statements, which will typically involve a summation of the arguments presented during the trial, will be the final time attorneys can directly address the jury. As a result, these statements tend to try to play on the jury’s emotions and appeal to their sense of justice. Once each side has made its closing statement, then the jurors will be given instructions from the judge and will send to deliberate. This means they will finally discuss the case amongst themselves and attempt to come to a unanimous verdict. Although jury deliberations are unpredictable, they tend to take longer in cases involving some controversy.
- The final verdict in the case will be read – When the jury has come to a final decision regarding liability in the personal injury lawsuit (or when the jurors have exhausted their efforts to try to come to a consensus and have found they cannot), they will submit their decision (or the state of affairs) to the judge, who will then read the final verdict before the court.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have sustained any type of personal injury and suspect that the negligence or recklessness of another party may have contributed to your injuries, you need an attorney who understands personal injury law and knows what steps to take on your behalf. At Binder and Associates, our Encino, Los Angeles personal injury attorneys have been committed to aggressively defending victims’ rights and helping people like you in the Los Angeles, California area since 1973. Our thorough knowledge of the law and our fierce litigating skills allow us to consistently help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
At Binder and Associates, we take pride in providing individual service and attention to each our clients, and we are selective in the number of cases we take. This allows us to focus on the issue at hand, attack each case with vigor and provide the highest quality legal work possible. It also allows us to keep each of our clients informed about the status of their cases at all times so that they never feel that they are being left in the dark when it comes to their the important legal matters.
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