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Florida Car Accident Lawyer | Can we still settle your case while jury is deliberating?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Apr 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Florida car accident lawyer explains that a car accident case can still be settled while the jury is out deliberating.

Your Jury is out deliberating and the defense lawyer calls your lawyer over and tries to discuss settlement, they lawyer sends over a number that you can live with, can you still settle your case while the jury is making a decision?

This happens more than you would think.  The parties go through trial, call their witnesses, close and the judge instructs the jury.  The jury starts deliberating and the parties start to discuss settlement. The number the insurance company offers is something that you want to accept – are  you allowed to accept the settlement even though the jury is deliberating?  Yes, you're allowed to accept the settlement offer.  If you decide to accept the settlement offer, the  will let the court deputy know, the court deputy will let the judge know.  The judge will come into the courtroom.  Some judges will ask that the parties put the settlement on the court record – others will not.

The judge will call the jury in and tell them that the parties have reached an agreement. Some jurors will feel like they missed out -others will be happy that they did not have to make the final decision. The Judge will thank the jurors explain that the it was their participation that allowed the case to be resolved. Your case is  now settled and  at least it was your decision as opposed to leaving it up to strangers.

I share this information with you to let you know this does happen.  It has happened to me on a few occasions.  If you have any questions, give me a call on my cell at (352) 267-9168

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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