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Admit Your Weakness in Opening Remarks; New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

Posted by attorney Gerald Oginski

During opening argument in a negligence, medical malpractice or wrongful death case in New York, it is vital to admit your weakness. Critical in fact.

Fail to admit your weakness during your opening will destroy your credibility. Want to know why?

If you don't admit your weakness in the case during opening, the defense attorney will gladly do it. He'll make sure the jury knows you neglected to mention the weakness and will do everything possible to imply that you were trying to hide something.

Failing to disclose your weakness during opening statements will cost you credibility points with the jury.

Really smart trial attorneys learn how to diffuse their weaknesses on openings.

Watch the video to find out a great way to approach a major weakness in a case and turn it to your advantage.

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