IF I CANNOT SETTLE MY CASE, WHO DETERMINES HOW MUCH IT IS WORTH?
April 10, 2014
Hello, my name is Ray Critchett, I am a personal injury trial attorney. Today I am here talk to you about the civil justice system and how juries compensate people who have been injured or have a dispute against another party.
A lot of people believe that a judge will decide how much the case is worth.
This is only true if your case is actually “tried to the bench”, called a bench trial. In that limited situation, the judge determines all issues in a case including liability and damages.
More often than not, your case will be tried to a jury. The jurors from the community will determine not only who will prevail but also how much your case is worth.
Call me, it won’t cost you anything to see if I can help.