What to Expect at Trial

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What to Expect at Trial

Charlotte NC Wrongful Death Lawyer

We’ve all seen courtroom drama on television, but the reality is very different. If your case is not complex, your Charlotte wrongful death attorney can prepare you in advance for the likely sequence of events, which generally transpire as follows:

Jury Selection

After the judge orders the parties, attorneys and potential jurors into the courtroom, the jury selection process begins. In North Carolina, lawyers are permitted to interview potential jurors during the jury selection (voir dire) process. The attorneys are looking for any bias on the part of potential jurors.

Since jurors are called using a lottery system, it’s a somewhat random, mixed group of people. The lawyers for each side may choose to dismiss jurors perceived to be unsympathetic.

Opening Statements

After jurors are selected, the attorney for each side presents opening statements or brief overviews of the case. Next, your Charlotte wrongful death attorney will present your case fully by calling and examining witnesses. These might include a doctor, employer, friends and family, and other professionals and individuals who can testify about the incident in question.

After your lawyer interviews each witness, the lawyer for the defendant gets to cross-examine each person also. Your lawyer gets another turn afterward, known as a re-direct examination, if he feels it will be helpful.

Contact the Wrongful Death Law Firm of Bice Law

If you believe your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.  We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling 877-BICE-877 or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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