When you have been injured in an accident and another party was acting negligently, you may be able to bring something known as a civil lawsuit. If you are successful with your case, you will usually be awarded compensation for the harm that resulted from this negligence. Civil cases are extremely different from criminal cases because they can be brought by any party, the burden of proof is lighter, and the defendant will pay in penalties rather than spend time in jail when they are found in the wrong. You may have many questions about civil litigation, which we will answer today.
Monetary Limits and More
Something you must know about a personal injury civil case is that there are limits. For instance, the amount that you sue for must be within the court’s maximum monetary jurisdiction. If you file and it is not within jurisdiction, you could wind up in a case where your claim is dismissed. Say that your injuries are worth $15,000 but there is a monetary limit in court of $10,000 – this means that the most you can receive is $10,000. You should be aware of this when you are looking into civil litigation.
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A question you may have for an attorney is this: Is it possible to win my case? Ask yourself this: Do you have enough credible evidence to win a case? If so, then you can certainly win damages that you deserve. Not only must you have stronger evidence than the defendant, but you must also have witnesses to testify on your behalf. Speaking to a credible attorney about your case today will send you in the right direction. Call us at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi today for more information. We will help you every step of the way and lead you to the right choices.