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Jury InstructionsCourt proceedings can be confusing. When it comes to personal injury cases, there are all sorts elements of the trial that are complex, complicated, and can be overwhelming to most people. After all, for the large majority of Americans who don’t attend law school, legal definitions, stipulations, and processes are largely unfamiliar.

Here, at Cohen & Cohen, we understand that the world of lawsuits and court battles can be a lot to handle without the proper information and resources. When it comes to your own personal injury case, it is important to learn relevant facts and regulations in order to best prepare yourself for your case.

In order for you to do so, our top injury attorneys have come up with answers to some frequently asked questions that you may have regarding personal injury cases. We’ve included a wide variety of topics that you may find useful — anything from the definition of negligence to who gets to have an expert opinion. Although we recognize that all cases are different and unique, some aspects of the court system remain consistent throughout.

You may be wondering, where does this information come from? We take it straight from jury instructions issued by civil courts in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding areas. We value accuracy, and want to make sure our clients get the most up-to-date information.

You may also be wondering what is a jury instruction, anyway? A jury instruction is a set of rules and guidelines issued by the presiding judge that instruct jury members on court proceedings. In other words, it is a form of a ‘cheat sheet’ — so to speak — for members of the jury to be informed on the elements of the court, so that they can make the most informed decision.

Jury instructions are also a great way to learn more about the courts, specifically civil courts (which carry out largely all of personal injury cases). Our attorneys have taken some of the most valuable instructions and created brief articles on what they mean. We understand that even jury instructions can be confusing in their language, so we’ve broken it down. No pedantic language. We’ve made it simple so that you can learn the most, with the least amount of strain.

Cohen & Cohen values informing our clients. We want to give you the whole picture. Personal injury cases can be overwhelming, especially when you are the victim. From slip and fall cases to auto accidents, we want you to feel knowledgeable on how to deal with your injury in court. In addition to the emotional burden that comes with facing a serious injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about the complexities of the American court system. We are here to help you.

Jury Instructions Rules and Guidelines:

What is the Burden of Proof in a Personal Injury Case?
Can Jurors Ask Questions in a DC Injury Case?
What is Considered Evidence in a DC Injury Case?
What is Considered Inadmissible and Stricken Evidence in a DC Injury Case?
Who Can Give an Expert Opinion in a DC Auto Accident Case?
How Do Courts Define “Negligence” in DC Injury Cases?
How can you communicate with the judge in a DC injury case?
How does the court define a contract in a DC injury case?
What are elements of damage in a DC personal injury case?
What are stipulations in a DC injury case?
What does “fact of the accident alone” mean in a DC injury case?
What is auto owner’s liability in a DC auto accident case?

Although all the frequently asked questions have been answered by legal professionals, they should be taken as supplementary information. Please do not rely on the statements as legal advice. If you or someone you love has been involved in a personal injury case, you should always seek out the aid of a licensed lawyer in order to assist you.

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