What does full justice mean?
Our justice system is made up of two parts, the criminal justice system and the civil justice system. Each is a guaranteed right under the United States Constitution. Citizens have a right to a trial by a jury of their peers in each system. However, they serve different functions.
Criminal Justice = crime and punishment
Civil Justice = deter repeated conduct and remedies
The criminal justice system works to see if a criminal act was committed and proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The punishments in the criminal justice system can be imprisonment, probation, or even death.
The civil justice system is equally important in society. The civil justice system works to right a civil wrong or a negligent act. The remedies in the civil justice system usually involve money damages. The civil justice system usually does not function to place someone behind bars or take away people’s freedoms. A case must be proven by a more likely than not standard.
Negligence, such as a car accident, is a recognized wrong in the civil justice system. It is a violation of civil law. Oftentimes, negligence results in people getting hurt and having their good health taken from them. When that happens, the injured party is entitled to remedies or damages in the form of money resulting from what was taken from them through no fault of their own.
Damages include medical care and expenses, lost income, loss of the ability to work in the future, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering. Many of these damages are not
This is where Full Justice comes into play. Davis, Kessler & Davis is not a large settlement firm that thinks of a client as a file number. We fight to get our client’s full justice under the law. That means taking your case all the way through the jury trial process to a just verdict. A settlement for less than you deserve is no justice at all. Call us and demand full justice.