How Do I Appeal a Personal Injury Case?
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If you’ve lost a personal injury case, you may want to appeal the decision. The outcome of this appeal may reverse the decision, awarding you damaging and other financial benefits. However, it could also result in no change at all. If you’re considering an appeal, you first want to discuss the case with your lawyer and make certain your appeal actually has grounds. If it doesn’t, you may need to come to terms with the judgment. If, however, you do have a good chance at winning an appeal, it’s time to look at how that process works.
Know Your Deadlines
There is a deadline to file an appeal, so you have to make your decision to do so fairly quickly. In New York, you will receive a copy of what’s called the Order of Judgment. This is the official document informing you of the court’s decision. Once you have received this document, you have 30 days in which to file an official Notice of Appeal. If you don’t get this paperwork in on time, you cannot appeal the case.
Have the Necessary Information
Your Notice of Appeal needs to include a number of pieces of information. You will have to have the docket number and the official court name of your case, the judgment you want to appeal, the date that judgment was entered, the court you were in, and the court you’re appealing the case to. Your lawyer will assist you in gathering all of this information and in writing up your official Notice of Appeal.
Now that you’ve officially entered your Notice of Appeal, it’s time to prepare for the case. Things will proceed in a fashion similar to the previous case. You’ll be given a court date, have a chance to submit evidence and witnesses, and so on. You and your attorney will need to craft a case that not only shows that you should have won the previous case, but also highlights the errors made that resulted in your loss.
Work with the Best
Winning an appeal isn’t easy, but it can be done if you have the right evidence. With the right attorney on your side, you’ll have a much better chance of convincing the appeals court that you deserve compensation for your injury. The experts at Held & Hines are here to help you file your appeal and win that compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.