Make a Good First Impression in Court

Most car accident injury claims are settled outside of court. This is the preferred outcome for most accident victims, as it means they don’t have go through a lengthy trial to get what they deserve. For a settlement to occur, the insurance company has to play fair. Unfortunately, they don’t always step up to the plate and do what’s right. When that happens, we take them to court.
If your case does go to court, it’s important to know what to expect and what is expected of you. The most crucial thing to remember in preparing for your day in court is that first impressions can a difference. Your case will be evaluated by a jury of your peers. Their job is to scrutinize the facts of the case and make a determination based upon those facts alone. However, as they are only human, what they think about you may impact their decision. For that reason, a good first impression can go a long way in the outcome of your case.
Here are a few ways you can make a good impression in the courtroom:

  • Wear proper and comfortable courtroom attire.
  • Treat the judge, the other attorneys, and all other courtroom personnel with respect.
  • Speak honestly about your accident and how the injuries have impacted you.
  • Be sincere with everyone you speak with.

You’ve been through a lot by the time you get your day in court. Make it count by being prepared. Our St. Louis car accident attorneys will help you with the rest.