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Why You Should Hire An Appellate Lawyer Before You Make An Appeal

Up to 85% of work-related injuries are the result of slips, trips, and falls on slick flooring. Workers compensation claims, should they be denied by your employer's insurance, can be taken to court. Should the court rule in favor of the employer's insurance, you can still take the insurance company to a higher court by making an appeal.

Appellate courts hear and review the appeals from trial courts and lower courts that have already been heard by a judge. To hire an attorney who practices appellate law is to have a lawyer capable of representing you at the state and federal level.

What does an appellate lawyer do?
Attorneys who practice appellate law must utilize evidence that has already been used and judged by a court in order to correct errors and overturn the previous ruling. This is typically done through an expansion and change of interpretation of the law as well as successful persuasion on behalf of the lawyer. The goal of an appellate court is to seek a new trial or to seek the freedom of you, the client.

Why hire an attorney who practices appellate law?
In the event that you've been taken to appellate court, you'll most certainly want an appellate lawyer or an appellate law practicing firm on your side. This is because the appellate procedure has an enormous number of rules and not knowing any one of them could lead to an unfortunate pitfall.

An appellate lawyer understands the ins and outs of the appellate courts and the necessary procedures. In addition, an appellate lawyer analyzes and applies the facts of the previous trial in order to artfully apply them to a new case.

Appellate law involves writing briefs and knowing the best arguments to make before the judges. Should you choose to consider an appeal, an appellate lawyer will be able to help you navigate the procedure.

What if I'm not sure whether or not to make an appeal?
Making an appeal to take to the appellate courts is a difficult decision, especially when you have a lot riding on your case. Oftentimes, it's larger companies that choose to take cases to the appellate courts.

However, if you're unsure whether or not it's worth it to take your case to the appellate courts, it may be in your best interest to talk to an appellate lawyer. Appellate lawyers may be able to argue on your behalf in the courtroom, but they can also offer legal advice. If you're unsure whether or not your case is worth appealing or if you need help preparing for the appellate law process, contact the law offices of John Elledge today.

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