If television dramas and the cinema get one thing right about personal injury lawsuits, it is that a verdict at trial can often be appealed. An appeal is a legal request made by a party that loses at trial to a higher court asking that court to review what happened at trial. An appeals court can either affirm or uphold the trial court’s judgment, it can vacate or remand the case (sending it back to the trial court for additional proceedings), or in some limited cases it can overrule the trial court’s judgment and impose its own.
But just because you can appeal a case does not mean you should. Before you decide to appeal a personal injury case you have lost at trial, consider the following:
Insurance companies who lose at trial and have a judgment entered against them will often threaten the injury victim with an appeal as a means to getting the victim to agree to a settlement. The argument goes thusly: “We will win this case on appeal, so you should take our offer and be guaranteed that amount.” Before giving into this threat, discuss the following with your attorney:
At Ladah Law Firm, we are able to represent injury victims from the initial filing of their cases through the appeals process. Along the way, we help our clients make important decisions about their cases by using our knowledge and experience to deliver accurate and insightful legal advice. Even if you have lost your Nevada personal injury case, contact us for a free consultation and review your options with us. Call us today at (702) 252-0055.