Despite moving into Phase 2 of reopening the State of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court issued an Order suspending jury trials once again through July 17, 2020. The Order was entered June 8, 2020, and extended the suspension by another two weeks.
According to the memorandum issued by the Florida Supreme Court, resuming jury proceedings is of the utmost importance. However, it is important to also make sure capacity exists to address all health and safety concerns. The Florida Supreme Court’s memorandum is the fourth order suspending jury trials. The first order came shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic found its way into the United States. Originally, the order suspended jury trials through April 30, 2020. The Florida Supreme Court then extended the suspension through the end of May 2020 followed by another extension suspending jury trials through July 2, 2020.
The current suspension extension includes jury trials in the entire state, including the 18th Judicial Circuit. The 18th Judicial Circuit includes the cities of Seminole County including Lake Mary and Sanford. While the suspension may prolong resolution for personal injury cases that are ripe for trial, it will not affect those who have been injured recently in a car accident or those who have claims pending, but are not yet ripe for trial.
If you are involved in a car accident in Sanford or Lake Mary, do not wait to seek legal representation. A personal injury attorney can assist you with all of the issues that arise after a car accident including property damage, rental cars, and treatment for your injuries. Although jury trials are currently suspended in the State of Florida, it is still wise to seek legal assistance as soon as possible after a car accident.
At Snedaker Law, our attorneys do not charge for a consultation and do not collect an attorney fee unless they successfully recover for you. For more information about the legal process involved in a personal injury case, visit our frequently asked question page on our website.