Illinois Jury Verdict Awards – How It Works
A jury trial results in a jury award at the end of the trial. You may have seen this depicted in movies. The jury takes all of the evidence and then comes to a fair and just verdict. That is, they take all of the evidence in the trial and they delineate what they believe the various elements of damage would award for certain types of injuries. Of those elements of damages the most common ones you’ll see are pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills, reimbursement for any disability, any lost wages, and any loss of a normal life,
A jury award would encompass all those elements of damages permitted by Illinois law. A jury would sign their name to a verdict awarding monetary damages for those elements of damages they feel applicable in a certain case.
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