Anatomy of an Injury Trial

Our justice system can be overwhelming for people who are not familiar with law terminology and procedures. 
In these short videos, Drew makes it easy to understand the components of a personal injury trial.

Voir Dire is the process of questioning potential jurors to determine if they would be appropriate to serve for that particular trial.  Drew explains more including why some are dismissed due to “cause”.

Opening statements offer a sneak peak from both sides as to what will be unveiled during trial.  Drew shares the dos and don’ts in this part of the process.

Eyewitness and expert testimony is critical to any case.  But attorneys have to be careful about what and how they ask questions.  Drew offers insights as to why.

Drew explains why it’s important for trial attorneys to be skillful at cross examining a witness.  Often times, this is where surprising facts can be uncovered.

Evidence is crucial to helping jurors make a decision.  It can come in many forms such as documents, video, photos and more.

When it comes to a closing arguments, one party may have an advantage over the other.  Drew tells us why and how psychology plays a role.

Jury Instructions – Before a jury is released to discuss the case privately and arrive at a verdict, the judge will read pre-approved jury instructions.  Drew explains what they are and how they may help a jury reach a unanimous decision. 

Verdict Form – The jury is given a verdict form to complete during their deliberation.  It’s a series of questions about the case that they must answer in order.  When completed, they will have arrived at a verdict.  Drew shares a sample question and what happens after the verdict is reached. 

Post Trial – It’s still not over after trial.  Drew tells us that many times the post trial is just as contentious as the trial itself.  Appeals may be filed along with many motions for various reasons.  Watch this short video to learn more.