Wrongful Death Appeal
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be draining for family members, but it does not have to be. Hiring a wrongful death lawyer to help you appeal your case can give you renewed hope in winning your case. A wrongful death lawyer can help you ultimately win your case and obtain a sense of justice after the loss of your loved one. If your loved one was an employee in a workplace and died due to an accident, then your lawyer will have to follow a more complicated process of appealing your claim. The U.S. Department of Labor administers workers' compensation benefits in a variety of ways, and your lawyer will understand the process of claiming these benefits for your family. Dealing with the process without a lawyer can leave you and your family members feeling discouraged, because the process requires hundreds of documents to be filed with the government.
Filing The Appeal Of Your Wrongful Death Case
To file an appeal of your case, a lawyer will need to show that the judge did not accurately consider all of the facts of your case. If a lawyer is able to show that the judge did not take all of the facts into consideration, then the appeals court judge may request that a new trial be created for your case. An appeals court judge may find that you are able to bring a new trial in front of a new jury, and this can provide you with new hope for your case.
In other instances, a lawyer may argue that the judge applied the wrong law to your case. The lawyer may request that the appeals court apply a different law in finding the outcome of your case. Here are some of the other benefits that a wrongful death lawyer provides your case in filing an appeal:
- New opportunity to present evidence.
- Admit expert testimony in favor of your case.
- Explain the court's errors in the previous trial.
Speak With A Wrongful Death Lawyer
You can speak with a wrongful death lawyer to decide whether you should file an appeal of your case. He or she will know whether you have a likelihood of winning your case the second time around.