When Can You Appeal a Court Decision?

by Aaron Delgado
October 23rd, 2018

The primary role of the appellate process is to determine if any mistakes were made during the original trial. This is an important distinction, because the purpose of appeals isn't to simply give someone another attempt at winning their case because they lost.

Grounds for Appeal

Winning an appeal requires proving that mistakes were made during the original trial and that there are legitimate reasons why the decision rendered was unfair. Grounds for appealing a court decision could include:

  • Misapplication of the law
  • Mistakes in use, gathering or acceptance of evidence
  • Mistake made by the judge, such as giving incorrect instructions or information
  • Awarding unfair or unrequitable damages

If you have lost a court case, it is important to have an experienced appellate lawyer review the decision to determine if an appeal will be beneficial. In many cases, it will be. The last thing you want to do is give up on your case before you have to.

Ready to Appeal a Court Decision?

At Delgado & Romanik, we assist clients throughout Central Florida with the appeals process. If you believe errors were made at trial, or need an experienced attorney to review your case, we can help.

The appeals process can seem daunting and hopeless, but we know how to help you find the right strategy for appealing a court's decision. If you have questions about appealing a court decision or are ready to start your appeal, call us at 386-492-8694 or send us an email today.