Preparing for Trial in Civil Court
If your case ends up going to trial, there are some important steps you can take to help your Ohio personal injury lawyers accurately present the facts of your accident.
- Provide a record of all accident-related medical expenses to your attorney.
These records include bills for the treatment of any injuries you sustained in the accident, drugs you’ve been prescribed for treatment, and bills for transportation to and from the hospital or doctor’s office.
- Document your lost wages.
If you have been disabled due to your accident and can no longer work, make note of all lost earnings dating back to the date of your accident. Your primary physician or your employer should be able to verify this information.
- Describe how the accident has affected you.
Write a detailed statement describing the ways the accident has negatively affected your life, including any pain, suffering, financial hardship, or disability you have experienced as a result of your accident. This written statement will be helpful when you are questioned by the defense about your injuries.
Once you share this information with your Cleveland injury lawyer, your case should speak for itself. Thorough documentation will help us illustrate to the judge and/or jury the full details of your accident and how it has impacted your life.
Your Day in Court
On the day of your trial, try to relax and be yourself, and remember, your attorney will be with you.
Making a good impression in the courtroom is important, so you should:
- wear proper and comfortable courtroom attire,
- treat the judge with respect,
- speak honestly about the injuries you have suffered,
- and be sincere with everyone.
The days leading up to your trial can be nerve-wracking, but they don’t have to be. Call Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy today at (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free initial consultation form.