By Justin Curcio | Published July 17, 2023 | |
Punitive damages are extra compensation given in civil cases to punish someone for extremely reprehensible behavior. They serve as an example and a warning to discourage others from doing the same thing. In Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wade, 265 Va. 383 (2003), the Virginia Supreme Court explains in its ruling that a defendant’s behavior has to Read MoreRead More
Tom, Justin, and Rakin recently returned from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) annual convention at the historic Greenbrier Estate. VTLA’s annual convention aims to keep attorneys abreast of the new laws, gain insight into how to maximize the value of a case, and network with fellow attorneys throughout Virginia. This year was no exception. Read MoreRead More
At Curcio Law, we are committed to protecting our clients and maximizing their personal injury recovery. As part of our commitment, we continue to stay informed on all relevant legislature changes in the DC Metropolitan Area. In keeping with that commitment, on March 16, 2023, Stephanie attended an information webinar with the Trial Lawyers Association Read MoreRead More
I have had the privilege of serving on the Boyd-Graves Conference for many years. The Boyd-Graves Conference is an invitation-only group of experienced civil trial lawyers and judges. Acting by consensus of its membership, the conference recommends changes to the Code of Virginia and the Rules of Court relating to state court civil litigation. The Read MoreRead More
Jury selection, also known as voir dire (Latin for “speak the truth), is the beginning of any jury trial and is the first time the parties address the jurors that will be hearing their case. There is a wealth of literature on the philosophy of voir dire and the importance of making a great first Read MoreRead More
A common question prospective and current clients ask us is how an actual civil trial proceeds and what occurs during the trial. While each of the parts of a trial discussed below will be addressed in greater detail in blogs to come, this overview provides a quick summary for a basic understanding. Keep in mind Read MoreRead More
In every jury trial, the jury is the fact-finder. In personal injury cases, this means that the jury evaluates all the evidence presented at trial, considers the credibility of the witnesses, and, applying their common sense and life experiences, determines what the facts are. Then provided with the law by the judge in the form Read MoreRead More
As the plaintiff, the injured party must present their case-in-chief to the jury before the defendant’s case. In their case-in-chief, the plaintiff must prove liability and damages. That is, the plaintiff must first prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the plaintiff’s injuries. Then the plaintiff must prove the defendant’s negligent behavior caused every Read MoreRead More
“It’s not what you know; it’s what you can prove.” This iconic line from the movie Training Day shows us the importance of evidence during jury trials. The evidence shared with the jury will consist of testimony from witnesses and exhibits. Before deliberations, the jury will be instructed through the jury instructions to only consider Read MoreRead More
When you cannot settle your personal injury case, the next step is to file a lawsuit. After you have filed your lawsuit, the discovery process begins. After discovery is concluded and any necessary pre-trial motions are heard, the issues in the case become more apparent and become the focus of your trial preparation. When gearing Read MoreRead More
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