Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • What Is Comparative Fault In A Personal Injury Lawsuit ?

    || 30-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss the topic of comparative fault in a personal injury lawsuit. What does it mean to you, how does it work in front of a jury and what do we look at as attorneys when evaluating your case. In today's blog, I discuss some of the things that we consider when assessing our client's comparative fault in a personal injury case that we file in Court here in New ...
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  • Cross-Examination. Eveyone Knows About It, But How Is It Done ?

    || 23-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss the art of cross examination, what it is, the purpose it serves and how it is done. Cross examination is not always designed to be an attack on a witness and, often times, the witness that has testified for the other side can provide information that will help you. So us attorneys do not always need to malign the credibility of every witness that takes the stand ...
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  • Use of Computer Generated Graphics During a Jury Trial

    || 21-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss the use of computer generated graphics in the course few a jury trial. How do we as attorneys use this form of technology before a jury and how can it be used to help you with your case ? Well, there are many ways that it can be used to help you if you are a plaintiff in a personal injury action. If you are curious about how attorneys use this form of evidence ...
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  • Impeachment. It's The Opposite Of A Sweet Hybrid Of A Peach

    || 16-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss impeachment, what it means, how it's done and how it can affect your case. Impeachment certainly isn't sweet for the witness who is being impeached, but it may be sweet for the other party and his or her attorney. It is normally a very effective tool to discredit a witness and every attorney and every client should know something about how it's done. ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss the dead man's statute. It's really not something out of a pirate movie even though it sounds like it. The dead man's statute deals with a common law rule that a witness or party to a transaction that survives cannot prove an event through testimony about what the dead person said or did without there being some other form of evidence in the record. ...
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  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: We Can't Talk About Squat

    || 11-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss the attorney-client privilege. Why does it exist, what does it protect and how do we deal with it on an almost daily basis. The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest and most well knows privileges in our business and we have the issue come up time and time again. That being said, the job of the litigation process and the Courts is to engage in truth ...
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  • What's The Real Deal With Hearsay ?

    || 9-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss the hearsay rule. What is hearsay, why does it have a bad reputation, why do we attorneys always object to it. If you are interested in this issue or want to know more about how it impacts your case, read today's blog for further information. Hearsay. We all know the word. You hear everyone talk about it. What does it really mean and why do we attorneys have ...
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  • How Do We Handle New or Novel Scientific Evidence At Trial ?

    || 7-Apr-2014

    In today's blog post, I discuss what we attorneys do if we have to deal with a new or novel scientific concept in a trial. We have to deal with the standards announced by the US Supreme Court in Frye v. United States by participating in what is called a Frye hearing and provide evidence that the procedures and results are generally accepted as reliable in the scientific community. Where the ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. What is it ? How do you know if you might have a claim for this ? If you have suffered emotional distress as a result of someone's extreme and outrageous conduct, you may be able to succeed on a claim for intentional infliction of emotion distress. If you file a claim and you end up in front of a jury ...
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