When you are involved in a legal dispute, there are quite a few different legal terms that you will hear. While your attorney will always explain everything to you, it can be helpful to have a general idea of what specific terms mean. As a follow-up to our previous post, Common Legal Terms and Their Meanings, here are some more common legal terms you should know:

Judgment: A decision of a court or judge.

Acquittal: A judgment that the accused is not guilty of the crime of which they have been charged.

Witness: A person who sees a crime or accident take place.

Burden of Proof: Duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge.

Evidence: Information given to establish facts in a legal investigation or admissible as testimony in court.

Motion: An application made to a court or judge.

Verdict: The decision on a disputed issue.

Discovery: The compulsory disclosure of relevant documents by each party.

Pretrial Conference: Meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial.

Finding: A conclusion reached as a result of an investigation or trial.

Our team here at ESR Law Group will make sure you know what’s going on every step of the way during your case.

ESR Law Group is Chicago’s personal injury law group. We represent clients in the Chicagoland area in personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. Please call us today for a free case consultation. Our team is ready to help.


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