What Do Attorneys Do After The Verdict Of A Lawsuit?

Updated on: 2/8/2019

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 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

Click here to read the importance of hiring a lawyer prior to filing a lawsuit, and click here to read about what the lawyer does during litigation.

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