A court hearing can be a nerve-wracking, especially if you are presenting your case. Our team of car accident lawyers want you to feel confident and capable. Here are a few ways to prepare for your court hearing:
Review the Complaint and Contract
Even if you were the one that filed the complaint, it’s important to review it. This is the same document that will be in front of the judge, so you’ll want to address the items noted in the complaint. Also be sure to review the contract, if you have one. The judge will expect both parties to be familiar with the details in this document.
Analyze Your Case
As car accident lawyers, we recommend reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of your case before going in. Do you have evidence to support your strengths? A way to address the weaknesses? It can be helpful to write down each item you need to prove along with how you will prove it. This is also a good time to decide if the case can be settled outside of court.
Prepare Your Documents and Evidence
Gather your evidence and copies of documents or any communications you have had with the other party. The more organized you are, the more calm you will be in court. Be sure to prepare copies for yourself, the judge and the other side, but don’t give original documents to anyone unless the judge asks you to. Highlight important points and use tabs to help find important information later.
You won’t need a witness unless they can support a key legal point. A good witness is someone that has firsthand knowledge of the key point they are supporting. They will have any needed expertise but won’t have a reason to lie about the situation.
Most importantly, practice. As car accident lawyers, we know that this is one of the best favors you can do for yourself. Use an outline to help you keep your train of thought. Then, once you get going, your story will flow smoothly even in court.
At Robert J. Debry and Associates, we can help you get the most from your lawsuit. We care about each individual and family that we serve and we know how important it is for you to get the compensation you need. Visit our website our contact our team of car accident lawyers today.