What Do Attorneys Do After The Verdict Of A Lawsuit?

Updated on: 3/7/2019

Attorneys are very important throughout all steps of a lawsuit. The process after trial is extremely crucial to the case and there are several steps any personal injury lawyer must take, including:

  • Analyze verdict and research any issues that occurred at trial
  • Write briefs or motions following the verdict to obtain post-trial relief, including motions for attorney fees, or to overturn the verdict
  • Analyze trial record to determine if an appeal is warranted
  • Research and write briefs and motions if an appeal is filed. Negotiate subrogation claims submitted by a third party (the client’s insurance company, or a government agency) that has the right to be paid back out of the settlement recovery for benefits previously paid to or on behalf of the injured client
  • Review and analyze the SGAL’s report regarding the recommendation to approve or reject the child’s settlement (in cases involving injuries to children)
  • Draft and prepare the petition asking the court to approve the minor child’s settlement
  • Attend and argue the court hearing regarding the approval of the minor child’s settlement
  • If a blocked account is to be opened for the child, provide the financial institution with necessary information
  • If an annuity is to be purchased, provide the furnisher of that annuity with all necessary information and complete all necessary paperwork, release forms, disclosure statements, etc
  • If a trust fund is to be created for the benefit of the child, review and complete all necessary paperwork, release forms, disclosure statements, etc
  • Draft and file in court the appropriate written proof or receipts showing creation of the blocked account, annuity purchase, or managed trust account
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