Have you ever watched a movie with someone who just walked in halfway through? Maybe it looks good and they’re interested in finding out more about what’s going on. They have tons of questions that may seem obvious to you, but totally go over someone who missed the context of the first half of the film. Maybe they don’t want to be bothersome and stay quiet, watching the rest of the film in total confusion. This is what it can be what it feels like walking into a personal injury case. You walk in curious and hungry for details, but not sure exactly where to start.
Filing a personal injury case can be overwhelming. It’s a situation that almost no one wants to find themselves in and one that even fewer understand the complex process it entails. However, your attorney or lawyer can be a huge asset in finding understanding in the often confusing legal world. We’ve talked in the past about how you can help your personal injury attorney, but here are ways that they can help you (beyond the obvious legal services).
Someone You Can Confide In
Honesty isn’t just the best policy, it’s an advantage. By being completely transparent and open with your lawyer, you give them a better shot at defending your case. Giving them all the facts, observations, and gritty details about your injury and the circumstances around it, the better. More information means better representation for you in court.
Answers Your Questions
One of the best things you can do is to keep asking questions. Don’t worry about being annoying or overbearing. The more you engage yourself in the process and desire to understand it, the more your lawyer will understand where you’re coming from. Not just that, but you’ll gain valuable knowledge that you can use later on. Instead of assuming things will go a certain way or simply deferring to the judgement of your lawyer, you’ll be able to move confidently throughout the grueling process. Less time spent wondering and more time knowing.
Understand the Legal Proceedings
One of the best things you can do is work with the judge to understand the legal proceedings of your case. Your lawyer and judge can help walk you through that. As with the other two points in this article, it all comes down to being informed. Going into any situation with a firm understanding of the processes and sequence of events, you’ll have less surprises later on. You’ll also be able to prepare yourself better should issues arrive. This can even clear up many of the basic questions you’d want to bring up to your lawyer later on, giving you more time to focus on the minutiae of the situation rather than trying to get up to speed.
Ready to get the help you need for your personal injury case? Elsner Law Firm can help. We specialize in these types of cases and can provide you with expertise, answer your questions, and confidently guide you through the proceedings. Give us a call or text today to find out how we can help you.