Will I have to Testify in My Personal Injury Case?
The majority of personal injury cases settle before proceeding to trial. If your case goes to trial, you will be expected to testify. When a person testifies, they are first placed under oath by a court official. After taking the oath, the person is seated in the witness chair. At that time, the questioning begins of the witness. A witness will be asked questions under direct examination. After the direct examination is complete, a witness is subjected to cross-examination. Before a witness testifies, it is important that they are prepared to testify. During the testimony, the finder of fact which is either a judge or a jury listens closely to the testimony of the witness.
At Herrick & Hart, we have been working in the courtrooms for over 65 years. We have prepared many witnesses to take the stand at trial. We understand the stress and anxiety that goes along with being a witness and help the injured person prepare to do their best at trial.