When Jury Reads Verdict, Must You Stand in a Civil Lawsuit in New York? Attorney Oginski Explains
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When Jury Reads Verdict, Must You Stand in a Civil Lawsuit in New York? Attorney Oginski Explains

November 30, 2019

In a civil lawsuit in New York, when the jury
reaches a verdict, do you have to stand up like in a criminal case, and wait to hear
what the jury verdict is? You want to know the answer? Come join me for a moment as I
show you some great information. Hi, I’m Gerry Oginski. I’m a New York medical
malpractice and personal injury attorney, practicing law here in the state of New York.
The answer is, no you don’t. In a criminal case, the judge makes the person who’s accused
of the crime, together with his lawyer, stand up as the jury reaches their verdict, and
announces it to the courtroom. However, in an accident case, or in a medical malpractice
case, or even in a wrongful death case, when the jury reaches a conclusion, and now they
come back into the courtroom to announce their conclusion about whether you are more likely
right than wrong; that what what you are claiming is true, and whether or not you are entitled
to receive compensation for the harm that you received, you do not and will not have
to stand up when the jury announces their verdict. You are welcome to sit. Your attorney
is welcome to sit. There is no requirement whatsoever to stand up. That’s a slight difference that occurs between
a criminal trial here in New York, and a civil trial. I realize you’re watching this quick
video because you likely have questions or concerns about your own particular matter.
Well, if your matter did happen here in New York, and you’re thinking about bringing a
lawsuit, but you haven’t done so yet, and you have questions that need to be answered
first, what I invited you to do is pick up the phone and call me. I can answer your legal
questions. You know, this is something I do every single day, and I’d love to chat with
you. You can reach me at 516-487-8207, or by email at [email protected] That’s it for today’s video. I’m Gerry Oginski,
have a wonderful day.

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