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Advice for a Court Appearance

The majority of personal injury claims are settled through negotiations between the two parties, with no mediation from a judge or jury necessary. However, sometimes one or both parties are unwilling to compromise. These cases are settled by a civil court hearing with the assistance of a judge.

If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury claim, an experienced attorney can assist you both in and out of court. To schedule an initial consultation with a knowledgeable San Antonio personal injury lawyer, call the offices of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

Preparing for a Court Appearance

Discussing your case in front of a judge can seem intimidating. The key to getting through a trial as efficiently as possible is to prepare beforehand. Your San Antonio personal injury lawyer can provide important information and guidance as you get ready to testify in court. You can also help yourself by keeping the following tips in mind:

  • You must dress appropriately on the day of the hearing. If you wear overly casual clothes, the judge will likely see it as a sign of disrespect for the legal system. Men should wear suits and ties. Women should wear dresses or suits in conservative, muted colors.
  • When answering questions in court, be simple and precise. Do not give more information than the attorney or judge has asked for. Even if you are discussing a difficult or emotional subject, avoid going off on tangents. Simply stick to the facts.
  • Be respectful to everyone around you. Always address the judge as “Your Honor.” Everyone else should be addressed as “ma’am” or “sir.” No matter what happens, do not raise your voice or use insulting language towards anyone. Stay calm throughout the proceedings.

If you have any questions before or during the legal proceedings, your attorney should be available to address your concerns.

Contact Us

The San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are committed to detailed, efficient, and useful legal services. Contact our offices today at (210) 999-9999.

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