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Phases of Trial – An Overview

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 More

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Preparing for Trial: How We Prepare For Our Jury

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 More

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Preparing for Trial: Overcoming the Defense’s Case

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 More

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The Evolving Use of Social Media as Evidence

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel as part of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course offered by the Fairfax Bar Association.  As a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Curcio Law is honored to participate in these seminars and share our knowledge with our peers. The topic discussed was the discoverability Read More

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Preparing for Trial: The Power of Medical Illustrations in a Personal Injury Case

Medical illustrations are an important tool in proving damages in a plaintiff’s personal injury case. A medical illustration is a visual depiction of an injury or a procedure performed on the injured party. When a medical expert explains how a person was injured, many medical terms are used, and the average juror is unfamiliar with Read More

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Local Courts Hearing Civil Jury Trials Again!

We have now passed the two-year mark for the Covid pandemic. I’m sure it has challenged each of you in many and varied ways, as it has us. Hopefully, similar to all of us at the firm, things in your personal and professional lives are beginning to resemble life pre-Covid. A very welcomed change for Read More

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Preparing For Trial: Witness and Exhibit Lists

“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 More

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What to Consider When Preparing for Trial

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 More

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The Keys to Success at Trial… Knowing the Jury Instructions!

As in all successful journeys, you must know your ultimate destination at the beginning of the trip. Handling a personal injury case on behalf of a client is a journey that the client and lawyer take together, sometimes taking 2 to 3 years to complete. To be successful on the client’s behalf, the experienced personal Read More

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Virginia Statute Now Makes Penalty Reflect The Crime

A new statute in VA aims to help protect pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. We want to make sure you are aware. Virginia Code § 46.2-816.1, which took effect on July 1, 2020, allows prosecutors to bring more severe criminal charges when a distracted motor vehicle driver injures a vulnerable road user.  A Read More

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