How Many Jury Members Decide A Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in any type of accident and require legal assistance in determining whether you have a valid cause of action for personal injury, contact the Powell Law Firm. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters.

How Many Jury Members Decide A Personal Injury Case?The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions guarantee the right to a jury trial. Many people complain about having to fulfill their jury duty obligation, but a true democracy is dependent on the jury system, which is not only based on the willingness of its members to be fair and impartial, but also to simply serve.

Many people believe that a jury’s verdict in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania has to be unanimous. This is not the case as Pennsylvania law only requires that five-sixths of the jury agree upon a decision in any personal injury matter, whether an accident or incident of medical malpractice.

Thus, in civil cases in Pennsylvania, it is not necessary that a jury’s verdict is unanimous. It is only necessary that seven (five if there are six jurors, six if there are seven jurors, or ten if there are twelve jurors) jurors agree upon a decision.

Attorneys must have the ability and expertise to analyze all of the legal and technical issues of a particular legal matter. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 111 years. Call today!

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