What legal recourse can I take if I have discovered an injury sustained from an automobile accident after the trial has taken place and the defendant was found guilty?

Asked on November 11, 2013 under Personal Injury, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If the trial was a civil suit and if you had sued the defendant, then you are most likely limited to whatever you were awarded by the court as a judgment--once you get a judgment, you cannot go back for more. The doctrines of res judicate and/or collateral estoppel would preclude you from seeking additional amounts.

If you however were not a participant in the case you mention--if either it was a criminal trial, or it was someone else's lawsuit--then you could sue for this injury.


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