Who Testifies at a Trial in a Personal Injury Case?

In the typical automobile accident trial, in District Court, the driver[s] and other witnesses [if any], and anyone who is claiming injury testify before the court, sitting without a jury. It is rare, but occasionally a treating physician or therapist testifies live in court. Usually though, the medical records and bills are submitted without live medical testimony.

In Circuit Court, the stakes are higher. 

Usually, in addition to the above parties and witnesses, a treating doctor or Who Testifies at a Trial in a Personal Injury Case? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - doctor5therapist testifies, live, or by video deposition. Sometimes thorough Baltimore personal injury lawyer employs experts [e.g. a reconstructionist, engineer, law enforcement officer, or the like.] The trial of a personal injury case can be complex. If you are involved in litigation, or are headed that way, and do not have an attorney, you need to consult with one immediately. Please call me to arrange for a complimentary case evaluation and strategy session

 

Dictionary of Legal Terms

DAMAGES Damages are the method by which the law quantifies the harm that results from an act of negligence. Money is a poor substitute for the pain  and loss associated with a personal injury, but it is the system of compensation that the...

Should I Go To Therapy After A Car Accident?

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HOW MUCH WILL I GET FOR MY PERSONAL INJURY OR AUTO ACCIDENT CASE?

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HOW IS FAULT DETERMINED IN A MARYLAND CAR ACCIDENT CASE?

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The Top Five Things To Expect In A Personal Injury Case.

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What is an Alford Plea under Maryland Law?

Almost 50 years ago the US Supreme Court recognized that if certain criteria were met, a sentencing judge could accept a plea – in effect a de facto plea of guilty- from an individual who maintained they were, in fact, innocent. Alford plead...