Payer Law Group Verdicts & Settlements
Verdicts and Settlements
Chances are that if you have ever been a part of a personal injury case or other legal dispute, you may have come across the terms “verdict” and “settlement”. What do these mean and what is the difference between the two? Our attorneys at Payer Law Group are happy to explain below.
A settlement if when the two parties will try to reach a resolution outside of the courtroom. In other words, no legal proceedings must take place. In fact, everything can be negotiated and agreed to before or even during civil court proceedings in this scenario.
In these situations, the plaintiff (the party that has been injured) or the defendant can offer an amount to the other party in order to settle the case and avoid dragging the process out further. The other party can agree to the terms or they can counter or even deny the offer if they feel does not adequately compensate them for their losses.
A verdict is a decision that is made by a judge or a jury during court proceedings. If you are in a scenario where your case goes to trial, it will be the duty of the jury to hear the argument in its’ entirety from both parties and to reach a conclusion.The way a verdict is decided when a jury is utilized (in a personal injury case), is that the result is based upon the majority decision reached. For example, if there are 10 jurors and 6 votes that the defendant is not guilty, then the verdict given to the judge will be “not guilty”.
In criminal cases, the jurors must reach a unanimous decision. This means that all of the jurors must be in agreement. Each and every single one.
Which Is Most Commonly Used To Resolve Cases?
When it comes to personal injury cases, the vast majority of them utilize a settlement to reach an agreement with both parties. Why? Quite simply, this reduces court costs and fees that are incurred when cases go to trial, as well as reduced time and expenditures surrounding lengthier cases.
If you are being sued or would like to press charges, please contact our experienced litigation attorneys today with a highly successful track record with personal injury cases. Payer Law Group Verdicts and Settlements are constantly happening. Let their experience help you resolve your case in the best manner possible. Call (866) 648-1510 today.