Not all cases related to traffic accidents are resolved in court, however, an attorney always prepares for it.

If your insurance company does not reach a fair settlement, lawyers will work to protect your rights in front of the jury.

The first phase of a traffic accident jury trial is the selection of the judge who will hear the case.  During this phase of the trial, both the lawyers and the judge will ask questions of the jurors in the courtroom, called the «jury pool.


Choosing the right jury is essential in any personal injury claim.  This is a complicated process, even for legal professionals.

Lawyers know how to use the necessary time frames to ensure that you have a strong jury that can sympathize with your injuries and rule in your favor.

Once the lawyers and the judge have agreed on a selection, each party files a commencement statement. The opening statement allows each lawyer to tell the jury what he or she will be claiming, showing, and proving during the trial.

Technically, lawyers are not supposed to present arguments or discuss the evidence at this stage, however, these statements work as an introduction to the case. After the opening statements, each side will have the opportunity to present the evidence to the jury and contradict the evidence of the other side.

The plaintiff’s attorney will go first and call the witnesses who will testify to prove his or her case. The attorney will ask the witness questions during a «direct examination. The insurance company’s attorney will have the opportunity to question the witnesses.

After the plaintiff’s attorney has finished presenting the testimony and evidence, the defendant’s attorney will present his evidence in the same manner.

During the direct examination, attorneys may present physical evidence and ask questions of the witness. Both parties must present testimony and show evidence by the Rules of Evidence, and each attorney must challenge any evidence that violates those rules.

Thinking quickly before answering any questions is paramount during a trial to avoid any compromising evidence.

After the jury hears all the statements and evaluates the evidence, they will read the instructions to inform the jury of the facts relevant to the case.

This includes the weight of the plaintiff’s evidence, which supports liability and damages for the preeminence of the evidence. This means that the jury must believe that the plaintiff’s claims are more likely to be true.

Each attorney may make a final statement to the jury before leaving the courtroom to begin their deliberations. When the jury reaches a verdict, they will read the decision in court. This decision can get out of hand, so make sure you have the right representation during the trial!

While litigation may involve other situations, the above is a description of some of the procedures that take place in most road traffic accident cases involving personal injury.

There are many complex rules involved in these types of claims. However, with a team of experienced attorneys, you will have no reason to worry about this.

Any litigation process is complex, and car accident cases are no exception.

While the vast majority of car accident claims will not make it to court, it is important to have a skilled litigator to handle this phase to achieve a resolution to the dispute.

With the right law firm by your side, the insurance company will generally accept a fair settlement to avoid going into further litigation later.