Are Texas Juries Becoming Obsolete in Civil Cases?
The Dallas car accident injury attorneys of 1800-Car-Wreck assess the merits of this claim.
DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Recent statistics have suggested that civil juries in the state of Texas are on the decline. Evidence strongly suggests that a significant majority of civil cases are now being settled outside of jury trials. Some are baffled by the substantial decrease over the past decade; particularly, because the number of civil lawsuits has increased over time. The reasons for the decline may be far-reaching; however, the following are three of the key reasons suggested by some legal professionals for what has likely contributed to the drastic change.
Authority & Reform – Reform efforts with regards to tort litigation have impacted a number of related items including the potential award amounts for injured parties in some cases, which could result in a deficit for plaintiffs in terms of obtaining verdicts that fully cover their damages. Also, jury verdicts can be overturned by courts for a number of reasons, which may have devastating consequences for injured accident victims.
Attorney Experience – What may come as a surprise to many is the number of personal injury attorneys who lack experience in successfully taking the cases of their clients to court. Some find themselves uncomfortable in front of juries when it comes to their ability to persuade them to make a decision in favor of their clients.
Court Costs – Court costs are considerable when the sum of filing fees and other litigation expenses that can leave plaintiffs and defendants alike with an unwarranted financial burden are totaled. Many choose an out of court settlement for their claims due to the risks that may be associated with enduring a court-based trial.
Despite the declining number of cases being heard in front of Texas juries, individuals, no matter the type of their valid claim, should always know that it is within their rights to have their civil case presented to a jury of their peers.
The injury lawyers of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP have been recognized for their experience and high success rate with regards to obtaining favorable outcomes in cases tried in front of juries in the state of Texas.
The Dallas lawyers of 1800-Car-Wreck are available to provide those in need of legal representation for a Texas car accident injury claim with a free case evaluation.
Individuals may visit
http://houston.1800-car-wreck.com/ - HoustonMedia Contact:
Amy Witherite Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, 214-378-6665, AWitherite@EWLAWYERS.COM
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