How Do Tampa Car Accident Court Proceedings Go?
The thought of bringing your Tampa car accident claim to court can be intimidating, and in many cases, when you feel intimidated, you are less likely to follow through. This is especially true for injury victims who are struggling to cope with the aftermath of their accident.
We want to ease some of the fear that comes with the unknown by detailing the civil claims process. For more individualized help, reach out to our team for a complimentary consultation.
Presenting the Evidence
The first part of the court proceedings is the presentation of evidence. You file a civil lawsuit against the named liable party, so your attorney will be responsible for presenting evidence you’ve gathered to support your case. This might include medical documentation, expert testimony, photographs and videos, witness statements and other supporting evidence.
After you have had the opportunity to present your evidence in court, the respondent (the accused liable party) will have the opportunity to defend themselves and present any evidence that could help them escape culpability.
We need to prove, based on a preponderance of the evidence, only that they are liable, so as long as the evidence we’ve presented shows that they are more than likely the at-fault party, your claim should be a success.
A Decision Is Made
Once both parties have had a chance to call witnesses and present their cases, the jury will retire to deliberate and determine whether we have proven liability. If we have, the jury should also return with an amount of compensation the liable party will be responsible for paying you as a result of their negligence.
Reach Out to a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
To learn more about what to expect from your car accident lawsuit, discuss your case with an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. Our firm proudly provides free consultations to accident survivors across Tampa and its surrounding cities.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, give our office a call at 813-251-0072 or submit the brief contact form below.