Direct exam of a father

Family member testimony helps a jury understand the human impact of injury.  The attorney will often become sidetracked by focusing on getting answers to specific questions that dot "i"s and cross "t"s.   Stilted, formal, data-based questioning is a good way to shut down these valuable witnesses.  Words after all, are less important than everything else that goes on when we form impressions.

The most important function a family member can serve - is to show love.  The injured person is loved.  The injured person is lovable.  The injured person loves.

In this trial testimony excerpt, you can feel the love of Wally Petersen for his son.

Click here:  WallyP direct.pdf