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Question by  pepwes09 (1)

Why is it important to visit the site of the accident in a motor-vehicle case being prepared for trial?

I am on a jury and we have to go see the site.


Answer by  malone (4817)

Juries are better able to appreciate the explanation of events if they are familiar with the environment in which it took place. It also levels the playing field, as neither side can inadvertently create distorted, confusing or false images in the minds of the jurors and judge.


Answer by  BilWitters (436)

It is important to visit an accident site for a motor vehicle case for several reasons. First, it is key to know what the scene looks like so it can be properly conveyed to a jury. Secondly, you do not want any unexpected things to come up that at trial.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

The location of the accident will be discussed at length during the trial. Both sides will make arguments about various features of the site. In order for the jurors to have a better understanding of the details being discussed, it is common for the jury to be bused to the location for a tour.

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