nThe plaintiffs’ lawyer examines the
plaintiffs, perhaps a police officer, and witnesses to the accident, as well as the physician who
treated the injured plaintiff and who will testify as to the diagnosis and prognosis of Ms. Smith’s
injuries including any
degree of permanent injuries.
nThe defense lawyer cross-examines these witnesses. Ms. Smith’s lawyer introduces
hospital and medical bills
and testimony as to her loss of income and her husband’s deprivation of her society and services. Plaintiffs then rest