Unless you work in the legal field, going to Court can be an intimidating experience. But, with a skilled attorney by your side you can easily lay your fears to rest. And, in some cases you may not be required to appear in court at all. In a car wreck case, unless you decide to have a trial, the matter can usually be resolved outside of court. For example, you can agree to accept an offer from the negligent party’s insurance company, or go to mediation to have the issues decided.
If you do go to court though, here are some helpful tips to make the experience less frightening:
- Be sure you have provided all necessary information to your attorney, so there are no surprises.
- Remain calm, and be polite to the Judge.
- Dress appropriately; which means no jeans, T-shirts, or flip flops.
- Direct your questions to your attorney and allow him to express your point of view to the opposing attorney, Judge, or the jury.
While you can represent yourself, it is not advisable. The Judge will expect you to know the rules of procedure, and will not be able to offer you any help. If you fail to object to evidence properly or timely, you run the risk of having damaging information put before the Judge or jury. We understand your hesitation in having to go to Court, but are experienced advocates and do not shy away from the Courtroom. If you have been in a car wreck, call our office to learn what to expect. Doing so will calm your nerves, and allow you to make well-thought decisions about what is best for you.
If you have been in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.