New York medical malpractice and personal injury trial attorney Gerry Oginski walks you through a typical questioning of a witness during a trial for an accident case.
During the questioning of a police officer -- or any witness, for that matter -- one main goal is to help the jury visualize what happened at the scene of an accident. We do this through having the witness retell what they heard, saw, thought, and felt during the scene of the accident and the actions that proceeded and followed it. Such questions would be what colors were the cars? Which way were they facing? What was the weather like? Were there any other people walking around, any other witnesses? What were they doing prior to the accident? What did the accident sound like? Did you notice anything before the accident that seemed unusual? All of these things paint a picture for a jury and that is crucial to help the jury understand your case. They can visualize the accident themselves, put themselves in your position, and understand the chaos and trauma that you may have suffered due to the accident. Watch the video now to learn more.