Outline of a Lawsuit – Part 26 – Presenting your case on the issue of “Damages”

Let’s be honest – Jurors are performing their civic duty reluctantly.  They need to leave their jobs, family,  and their daily routine to listen to disputes between complete strangers.  Generally speaking, they would rather not be in the courthouse performing jury duty. Therefore, as a trial lawyer, the onus is … [+]

Outline of a Lawsuit – Part 25 – Trial Preparation and Damages

If the jury decides in your favor on the issue of liability (or “fault”), then the same jury will decide as to whether you should be compensated for “damages.” “Damages” refers to the 1) Past Pain and Suffering (i.e., the suffering from the date of the accident to the date … [+]