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Jury Deliberation and Verdict

Another step in a trial is the jury deliberation which leads to a verdict. The jury gets their instructions from the judge after the attorneys finish their closing statements. The bailiff then leads the jury to a separate room. Here the jury begins deliberating. A...

Closing Statements

One of the components of trial is the closing statements. The closing statements are when each party gets one last chance to address the jury or judge. The closing arguments are done after all the evidence is presented and after direct and cross examination. During...

Opening Statments

The opening statement is the first time that a jury hears about the case that they are presiding over. The opening statement is when the plaintiff and defendant tell their side of the story for the first time. The opening statement is very important because it sets...

Sharing the Road with Motorcyclist

As discussed in another post there are many types of drivers. Beside the typical car, truck and SVU there are also Semi-trucks and motorcycles. These tips are to insure that you know how to safely and fairly share the road with motorcyclists. Always check your blind...

Sharing the Road with Truck Drivers

The road is shared by many types of drivers. While most of us have cars, SUVS, or trucks there are also motorcyclists and semi-trailer trucks. Semi-trailer trucks are large and if you are not vigilant around them could find yourself in a pretty dangerous situations....

Direct v. Cross Examination

Direct and cross examination is used in both civil and criminal cases. A direct examination is done by an attorney to get the facts about the cases and the events that lead to that day. A direct examination is done by attorneys to the witnesses that they themselves...

Discovery

Discovery is a pre-trail procedure in a lawsuit. The different parties use discovery to request documents from the other party as well as production of evidence. Depositions or face-to-face questioning sessions, are also a part of discovery. Discovery is also a time...

Personal Injury Protection

Personal injury protection or PIP is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages. If you have PIP insurance and your damages meet or exceed your PIP limits you will receive the max amount of benefits, whether the incident...

Voir Dire

Voir Dire is “the questioning of prospective jurors by a judge and attorneys in court” (law.com). Attorneys use voir dire to asses if the jurors can preform their duties without any bias. Attorneys look to see if the jurors have prior knowledge about the...

Type of Personal Injuries

There is not just one type of personal injuries, but many kinds. Some of the types of personal injuries you encounter have different ways of being handled so be sure you know what each type of case entails. Some of the most common injuries are: >Car accidents: this...