THE VALUE OF OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM
T hanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It's a chance to spend time with family and appreciate the things we don’t always think about. One thing many Americans take for granted is our judicial system. Luckily, helping my wonderful clients reminds me of my gratitude for our judiciary every day. In the U.S., it can take two years or even longer to get your day in court, which may seem like a long time, but you’d be surprised by how long it takes in other countries. In India, it can take an average of 3–6 years to reach a verdict on a court case. This pendency doesn't account for appeals, so a person could potentially be in a legal battle for a decade or longer! accountable for their actions. In the U.S., a claim can be settled outside of the court system. Settlements are open negotiations between the parties involved, giving clients more control over the situation and the outcome of their cases. This process allows our clients the opportunity to move forward sooner than if they went to trial. After settling a case, many of our clients have said that being able to fairly resolve the case in a reasonable time frame gave them peace of mind and allowed them to enjoy their time with their families without having to worry about lengthy litigation. Unfortunately, even in the U.S., settlements aren’t always possible, as the other side may be unreasonable or both parties may be unable to agree on a resolution. Fortunately, trial is the great equalizer, allowing the parties to present their case and fight against even the largest corporation or insurance company. Through our judicial system, you have the opportunity to have your voice heard. While the outcome is never guaranteed, you typically have the ability to appeal the case, which isn't possible The sole purpose of any judicial system should be to give victims the opportunity to seek justice and hold people
"THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ANY JUDICIAL SYSTEM SHOULD BE TO GIVE VICTIMS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK JUSTICE AND HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS."
in every country. In New Zealand, the Accidental Compensation Corporation (ACC) prevents people from suing for damages after an injury. Even if an injured person is unable to work, claims to the ACC will generally only result in up to 80% of the lost income. While our judicial system certainly isn’t perfect, in my humble opinion, it is the best in the world. This Thanksgiving, take a moment to appreciate everything our judicial system provides us, as citizens of other countries aren't always as fortunate. If you have any questions regarding the timeline of your case or your options, reach out to us at any time. Feel free to visit our website at DeWittLaw.com or give us a call at 407-245-7723.
– Moses DeWitt
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