November 27, 2017

A group of persons selected from the citizens of a particular district who are sworn to inquire of certain matters of fact, declare the truth upon evidence presented to them and award damages.  In personal injury cases, either party may ask for a jury trial.  Depending on the court, a jury will consist of 6 or 12 people.  With a six-person jury, five out of six jurors’ votes are needed for a verdict.  With a twelve-person jury, ten juror’s votes are needed for a verdict to be reached.