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Jury Selection

Once your case is called for trial, the first thing that happens is jury selection. The attorneys for both sides will go to a jury room to select six jurors and two alternates. The individuals selected are members of the community and will have, we hope, no pre-conceived ideas against you and your case.

Jury Trials

In a jury trial, the factual issues are determined by the jury, not the judge. These will be the people who decide whether the defendant is responsible for your accident, the extent of your injuries, and the monetary award you are entitled to. You, as the plaintiff, go first and produce the witnesses and evidence necessary to prove your case in accordance with the prevailing law.

Verdicts in New York Jury Trials

In New York City, many Courts try their cases in two parts, called a “bifurcated trial.” In the first part of a bifurcated trial, the Court only determines whether the defendant was responsible for your accident - no information about your damages is presented to the jury at this time. Under New York State law, a defendant does not pay monetary damages unless first found responsible, at least in part, for the accident.

If the defendant is found responsible, we then go on to the second part of the trial. At this time, we present your damages and injuries to the jury, who will determine the compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering (past and future) and, if applicable, medical bills and lost earnings (past and future) based on the evidence you produce.

Evidence is testimony from you and your witnesses, doctors, and family, as well as documents such as medical and employment records. The defendants are allowed to rebut this evidence with testimony of their own doctors and other proof, such as proof of prior or subsequent accidents that you may have had regarding your claimed injuries.

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