Many clients who seek out Miami litigation attorneys may be unsure of the entire civil court process, which is why it’s important for you to seek an attorney experienced in civil litigation and appeals.
The Trial Process
Once the pre-trial procedures are set, if you can not work out a settlement beforehand, your case will go to trial. As with criminal cases, your trial may or may not have a jury. Either way, both the plaintiff and the defendant will have ample time to present his case before the judge or jury.
After all of the information is presented, the judge or jury will make a decision on the matter. That decision is made a matter of record. If the party the decision was not in favor of does not agree, he can file an appeal.
The Appeals Process
Most cases allow for an appeal, but some cases, such as a binding arbitration agreement, will not allow for the appeals process after a decision is made. There are time limits for filing an appeal, so it’s always best to speak with our experienced Miami litigation & appeals attorneys at the Law Offices of Daryl L. Jones P.A. for advise on this matter.
It’s important to note that an appeal is not another trial. Instead, it is a presentation of the original decision made by the lower court. Both sides can present their argument as to why the decision is (or in the opposing party’s case is not) the decision that should stand.
The appeals process can be an extremely difficult road to navigate. Therefore, it’s always best to have our experienced Miami litigation attorneys on your side.