A declaration of fact; an allegation by a witness. The main types of statements include:
Closing Statement – In litigation, a summation made by the attorney, at the end of the case, which sets forth that client’s case.
Opening Statement – In litigation, a statement made by the attorney for each party after the jury has been selected and before any evidence has been presented. A defendant may reserve an opening statement until after the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case. An opening statement outlines for the jury the evidence that each party intends to present and informs the jury of the party’s theory of the case.