What is the role of the jury in a trial? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

In a typical personal injury case, a jury is tasked with deciding whether the defendant was negligent, whether the defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s injury or injuries, and the amount of damages. As part of this process, juries judge the facts. They determine the credibility of the witnesses and the weight of the evidence. After the jury is presented with all of the evidence, they adjourn to a jury room where they discuss, amongst themselves, what the outcome of the case will be.