Appeals Lawyer in Surrey, Vancouver & Abbotsford, BC
Located in Surrey, Abbotsford & Vancouver, BC
At the end of a civil trial, criminal trial or administrative hearing made by ICBC or WCB the party that received an unfavourable decision might have grounds for appeal.
An appeal is not a new trial, meaning you do not have the opportunity to present new evidence or call upon new witnesses. Also, you cannot file an appeal simply because you disagree with the outcome of your case. There are three situations generally in which you can appeal a conviction, civil judgement or administrative decision:
- The verdict was unreasonable based on the evidence.
- The judge made an error of law.
- There was a miscarriage of justice.
Appeals are complex, and if you fail to follow the correct procedures, you could jeopardize your case. For that reason, appeals are best handled by lawyers with appellate experience.
Appeals Lawyer in Surrey & Abbotsford, BC
Are you thinking of filing an appeal? The appeal lawyers at ALG Lawyers would be pleased to offer assistance.
There are strict timelines for filing an appeal, and missing deadlines for submitting required documents could lead to your appeal being abandoned or dismissed. It is, therefore, crucial that you hire an appeal lawyer right away.
If you hire ALG Lawyers, we will examine the circumstances surrounding your trial to determine your chances of winning your appeal and then advise whether it would be wise to move forward with the case.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our team may advise you to settle if the option is available. Settling will enable you to reach an agreement with the opposing party instead of the court imposing a decision upon you. However, if you have a strong case for appeal and there is the likelihood of a more favourable outcome in court, we will fight to have the conviction or judgement overturned.
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