Just as in other cases, most personal injury cases never make it to trial. According to some estimates, only about 10 to 15 percent of cases actually go to trial. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, in a slip and fall, or by a defective product, our skilled Miami injury attorneys can help. We try to save our clients time and money through settlement agreements, but rest assured that we are prepared to advocate for you at trial if necessary. In fact, we are well-versed in the appeals process as well and will not stop fighting for your rights until you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Personal injury cases can be time-consuming. The average length for these types of cases can be between 12 and 18 months. A party who is unhappy with the outcome of a trial may be able to appeal the decision. However, no party can appeal a decision without having an issue that is legally appealable. An issue may be appealable in a number of ways. In order for you to be able to appeal, there must have been an error of law, fact, or procedure in your trial. Your lawyer will be able to scrutinize the facts of your case and let you know if an appeal is possible in your case.
In the context of personal injury cases, the appeal will likely happen when a circuit court decision has been rendered, and one party files a notice of appeal with the district court of appeal in the area. The notice is vital, and you typically have 30 days to file the notice of appeal after the initial court decision is announced.