There is a common perception that the appeals process only applies to criminal cases. These are the cases that are commonly discussed in the news. But the reality is that almost all judgments in both criminal and civil cases can be appealed. It is very common for the verdicts of personal injury cases to be appealed to a higher court or authority. Unlike a criminal case, a personal injury claim can be appealed by either the plaintiff or the defendant in most cases.
It is important that every person entering into a lawsuit knows about the possibility of an appeal and how it could affect the ultimate outcome of his or her claim. To learn more about the appeals process in personal injury law, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.
People choose to appeal for many reasons. Perhaps a judge did not issue a fair ruling, or perhaps important pieces of evidence were not uncovered until after the initial trial. If you are interested in appealing your personal injury claim, you will need to file a formal notice of appeal with the trial court. This will let the defendant in your claim know that the case may be retried.
After this has been done, the appellate court will then consider the appeal and request other paperwork. If they agree that you have fair grounds for requesting an appeal, your hearing will begin again with a different judge.
To learn more about the process of appeals for personal injury law, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.