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Just because a lawyer asks for a certain amount of money in a jury trial in New York, does that mean the jury can only award what the attorney asks for?
You might be surprised to learn that the answer is "Yes, a jury can award you more than you ask for." A jury can award you what you request. They can also award you less.
The key to understand what a jury can do in a negligence, accident, medical malpractice or wrongful death case here in New York, is that they can literally award anything they want. Of course there are checks and balances that prevent runaway awards and inadequate awards.
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