If you have been through a lawsuit, but you are unhappy with the judgment made, you may not know what action to take going forward. It is likely that you will be feeling as though you have no way to gain a successful outcome, but there may be options available to you.
Making an appeal is a potential option if you are not satisfied with the way that the trial court applied the law. However, there are certain situations when it may not be a good idea to go through the appeals process.
What happens when an appeal is made against the decision established by the trial court?
When an appeal is made, the appeals court will review the entire process of the trial and the way that the law was applied to the given circumstances. However, the appeals court will accept all evidence provided in the case as fact or as it was presented in the original trial.
Therefore, having a trial decision appealed may be a wise decision if you or your attorney believes that the law was applied in an inappropriate way given the circumstances. However, if you are unhappy with the way that evidence was presented or the way the case was put forward to the court, an appeals process may not be helpful because all details of the case will be presented in the exact same way.
If you are unhappy with a court’s decision in the state of Tennessee, it is important that you take action. Your attorney can provide you with more information on how to appeal your case.