Wednesday, September 14, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE INJURY CASE? Who doesn't testify at a trial?
As noted in another chapter, in the typical automobile accident trial, in District Court, the driver[s] and other witnesses [if any], and anyone who is claiming injury testify. Baltimore personal injury lawyers also know that convicted perjurers never testify. The rules of evidence also contain "privileges" that may allow one to keep another from testifying about certain communications, while that person may be allowed to testify about the case generally. A spouse may prevent the other spouse from testifying about confidential marital communications. A person may not be compelled to disclose communications with an attorney. Seasoned Baltimorepersonal injury lawyers known that a patient of a psychiatrist may not be compelled to disclose communications, unless some exceptions apply.