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Why do we need jurors to hear our case?


A: The quick answer is: we don't. There are some cases where the parties will agree to have their dispute resolved by a single judge. For the most part, an injured victim will want to have their 'peers' in the community evaluate their case and determine the compensation they should be entitled to. With a jury, there are members of the community who bring various life experiences to the jury room, and these can have an impact on their ability to understand the suffering each injured victim has sustained.