By Robert I. Feinberg | Published February 25, 2013 | | |
Filing a personal injury claim after you’re bitten by a dog They say dog is man’s best friend, but unfortunately that is not always the case. Some dogs are trained by their owners to be aggressive, and others sometimes turn and bite people unexpectedly. Regardless of the reason, being bitten by a dog can be Read MoreRead More
Be smart and avoid bicycle accidents Biking has become more popular than ever in the U.S. According to a recent Rutgers University study, the number of bike commuters in the country rose by 64 percent between 1990 and 2009. Unfortunately, when bikes and automobiles share the road, an accident is always a possibility. And because Read MoreRead More
Bad weather can make driving a lot more difficult. When road visibility and the control you have over your car are affected, the risk of an accident increases dramatically. Sometimes, staying in and waiting out the storm is your safest option. However, if you do have to drive, you should be familiar with some precautionary Read MoreRead More
Although all evidence introduced by a lawyer must be considered “relevant evidence” before it can be admitted, many lawyers today would nevertheless struggle to give an adequate legal definition of the word “relevancy”. According to the Advisory Committee’s notes in drafting Rule 401 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, the proper definition is in the Read MoreRead More
Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence empowers judges to exclude evidence, which may pass the relevancy test (a rule of evidence explored in one of our previous blogs), but nevertheless unfairly biases jurors towards one side or the other, confuses them, or simply wastes the court’s time Read MoreRead More
The distinction between expert witnesses and lay witnesses, as defined by the Federal Rules of Evidence, is likely far more complicated than most people realize. Despite their typical presentation on television, experts are not always doctors, scientists, or professors. As Rule 702 states, an expert can testify based on the expert’s own scientific, technical or Read MoreRead More
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