In various circumstances, you may turn to the appellate court to further litigate your personal injury claim. The general function of an appellate court is to correct errors made by trial courts, rule on legal questions that courts have not previously addressed or decided, and ensure uniformity on similar questions of law throughout the court system. An appellate court will review any rulings made by a trial judge or jury, and determine whether those rulings should be upheld or reversed. Either party can ask the appellate court to review the case. While there are exceptions, appeals of personal injury cases usually involve reviewing the damages award to see if it is reasonable, or other legal questions and rulings that the trial court made in the case.
There is a limited amount of time in which you can appeal a decision by a trial court to an appellate court. If you miss this deadline, you will lose your right to appeal the court’s decision. Everyone has the right to have a decision reviewed by the Court of Appeals, but Supreme Court only will hear selected cases. Appellate courts primarily decide cases based on written arguments, or legal briefs, submitted by each party within certain timeframes. In some cases, however, the appellate court selects a case for oral arguments by each party to the case. This means that the lawyers for each side will present their cases orally to the judges assigned to the case, and answer questions from the judges about the different issues involved in the case.
At Boller & Vaughan, we know that suffering serious injuries in an auto accident or any other type of situation can be a stressful, emotional, physically painful, and financially draining event. Allow us to take some of the burden of this situation from you and your family by allowing us to handle your personal injury claim, which will allow us to work toward getting you the compensation that you need and deserve. As skilled Madison personal injury lawyers, we are here to help you through this ordeal from a legal perspective, while you concentrate on healing from your injuries and recovering from the financial impact of the accident.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.