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What does Summary Judgment mean?

Summary judgments may be requested in a car accident to direct the judge to make a favorable ruling for the plaintiff without the need for a trial. This may be common if the liability in a particular car accident is clear-cut such as when a driver runs a red light or rear ends another driver. Summary judgments can save time and money and may make the case easier to resolve through a settlement. Summary judgments do not negate the need for a jury to determine the amount of compensation which may awarded to the plaintiff. The summary judgment will also require the defendant in a car accident claim to write, under oath, their version of the accident.

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