The court's decision - Car crashes

car crash self-help guide logoMany hearings start and finish on the same day and take a few hours. The court will consider the evidence, make a decision and give reasons for the decision. The decision is called a judgment.

In some cases, the court may give its decision on a later date.

Assessment of damages

Sometimes the court will give judgment but want to hear more evidence to decide the amount of money to award. The court may hold another hearing to determine damages.

If you admit liability but dispute the amount of damage claimed, this will be the only issue to be decided by the court.


The court may also make orders for costs. Usually, the losing party has to pay the legal costs of the successful party. In minor case claims costs are usually limited to court, witness and service fees.


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