Jury verdicts reflect the determination by a jury of the amount of any damages that should be awarded to each plaintiff in a civil action. The trial court generally issues a judgment that enforces the jury verdict. The plaintiff is entitled to collect interest on a judgment until it is paid.
To some extent, a jury verdict may reflect how effectively and persuasively the evidence and arguments were presented by the attorneys at trial. However, jury deliberations are confidential and a verdict is based on how a particular jury perceives the case. This firm cannot determine the impact of specific factors, including our own performance, on a jury verdict.
Furthermore, jury verdicts do not show the final resolution of a case. A jury verdict may be reversed on appeal. The parties may compromise after a jury verdict to avoid the time and expense of an appeal. A trial judge may have some authority to increase or reduce a jury verdict. The parties may reach a settlement agreement that is partially based on the outcome of a motion to reduce the verdict or an appeal.
The articles depicted herein are independent publications relating to jury verdicts, appeals and community service. The Howard Law Firm does not guarantee, verify or assure the accuracy of any particular facts cited in these articles. For example, the article on O’Neal v. Georgia Osteopathic Hospital does not accurately state the amount of the jury verdict.