3 Tips for Preparing for Trial
If you were injured in a car accident, then it’s time to file for damages. If your lawyer has decided that you should prepare for trial, then there are a few things that you can do to maximize your potential in the court room.
Let the Record Show
Evidence is often one of the most important parts of a trial’s proceedings. Without ample evidence that you suffered debilitating injuries, you may not get the compensation that you deserve for your suit. Take thorough pictures at the scene of the accident and make sure to document your injuries as well. Following your accident, you should see a physician and make sure that you have proof of your claims for your court case. The word of a medical professional is going to hold a lot of weight in court.
As a general rule, you should avoid posting anything about your case on social media. The opposing council will be watching what you do online, so it’s best not to give them anything they can use against you. For example, if you’re seeking compensation for a major injury, but you’re seen going to a theme park on your Facebook page, your case could be harmed.
Work Closely with Your Lawyer
Your lawyer is going to ask you a lot of questions about the nature of the accident, your injuries, and what kinds of damages you may be seeking to rectify. They’re on your side, so make sure that they have the tools they need to help you. Withholding important information from your lawyer can lead to courtroom surprises, which aren’t good for you or your case. Client confidentiality will protect your privacy, so keep your legal council informed on what’s going on throughout the process.
Conduct Yourself Appropriately
Trials are won and lost on juries, so make sure that you’re going to make a good impression. Making a good impression in court will include dressing appropriately, behaving politely, and remaining collected during the proceedings.
Even if the opposition pushes your buttons, it’s imperative to keep your temper and respond in a manner befitting a respectable person. Your lawyer will help you and your potential witnesses prepare for court, so make sure to make good use of the practice.
The Law Office of Ross W. Albers Can Help You
If you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident, Attorney Albers can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Insurance companies will often go to great lengths to keep from having to pay out on your claims, so it’s best to get the help that you can.
Set up a free consultation with us and we’ll talk through the specifics of your case.