After winning a personal injury case in Massachusetts, there are a few steps that typically occur.
- The court will issue a judgment in your favor, which is a legal document stating that the defendant is responsible for paying you damages.
- The defendant may choose to appeal the judgment. If this happens, the case will move to the Massachusetts Appeals Court for review.
- If the judgment is not appealed, or if the appeal is unsuccessful, the defendant will be required to pay the damages awarded by the court.
- You or your attorney will need to collect the damages from the defendant. This may involve negotiating a settlement or obtaining a court order to garnish the defendant’s wages or seize their assets.
- Once you have received the damages, it is important to use the money wisely and responsibly. This may involve paying off any medical bills or other debts, and setting aside money for future expenses related to your injury.
It is worth noting that the process of collecting damages after winning a personal injury case can be complex and time-consuming. It is often advisable to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the process and ensure that you receive the full amount of damages to which you are entitled. At Earley Law Group Injury Lawyers, we offer free consultations, without obligation, in addition to a wide range of free resources to help you make the best decision in your case.