Your attorney has just been given the ok by the judge to begin his or her opening statement to the jury.
You are now wondering will this statement given by your attorney be considered evidence for the jury?
The answer to the above question is that no, your attorney’s opening statement will not be considered evidence for the jury.
An opening statement is just that, a statement given by your attorney as to your theory of the case.
Your attorney can use the opening statement as a road map for the jury to follow along as to what the evidence in your case will demonstrate to the jury.
As for actual evidence, this will be whatever is admitted to the jury during trial.
For example, a witness’s testimony is considered evidence.
In addition, any type of physical evidence, such as a medical record, for example, will be considered evidence for the jury once it has been properly admitted.
A jury can also consider what is caused circumstantial evidence.
If you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland and you would like to speak with someone further as to the process, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.