Settlement, Judgment or Verdict

A verdict is when you go to trial, and the judge and the jury make a decision on the case and that’s your verdict. You then ultimately get it made into a judgment. A judgment will be binding on both sides unless there is an appeal.

A settlement is where the two parties come to an agreement to resolve the issues of the case and an appeal is not available after the fact.

One benefit of a settlement is that you do get closure, whereas with a judgment, you can appeal within a certain time frame.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]