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The Possible Outcomes in a Personal lnjury Lawsuit

December 5th, 2017

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If you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may file a personal injury claim against the negligent party and recover compensation for your injuries. However, it is important for you to understand the possible outcomes of your claim. The following are the possible outcomes of your claim:

Your case may settle out of court: Most personal injury claims reach a settlement before going to trial. A settlement results in a formal contract between the injured party, also known as the plaintiff, and the defendant wherein the plaintiff agrees to drop the case in exchange for monetary compensation for:

  • Past, present and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • A diminished capacity to earn
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property and vehicle repair costs

Your case may go to trial: If the insurance company offers you a low settlement or refuses to compensate you for your injuries, your attorney may take your case to trial.

You may win the case at trial: If you win the case at trial, damages may be awarded to compensate for hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.

The defendant may win the case at trial: If the defendant wins the case, you will not receive an award. You may, however, be ordered to reimburse the defendant for legal fees, court filing fees, attorney fees and other taxable costs of the defendant.

Appealing the verdict: If the judgement in the case goes against you, you can appeal the decision. You have 30 days to appeal after the verdict has been entered. If an appellate court finds that there was an error in the judgement, the court can remand the case for further adjudication or overturn the judgement.

Contact Us

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we specialize in personal injury cases. You can depend on our skills and knowledge when it comes to representing you in a personal injury claim. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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