How do I win my lawsuit?
Regardless of whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant in a lawsuit, the goal is to come out of the proceedings with the best outcome for your situation. Naturally, the best outcome is — you guessed it — to win the lawsuit. But even if you are in the right, there are still no guarantees that you’ll win. Which begs the one question we hear a lot, “How do I win my lawsuit?”
Sadly, there isn’t a definitive answer out there because every lawsuit is different. But one thing is for sure: seemingly innocuous choices can take a slam dunk win and turn the lawsuit upside down in a hurry if you’re not careful.
If you’re not sure how your decisions will affect the outcome of your case, you should retain an attorney who has experience handling your type of situation (family law, civil litigation, personal injury, criminal cases). Doing so ensures you are not alone in what can be a complicated process. More importantly, a lawyer also helps you manage the myriad of emotions that include everything from anxiety and frustration to anger and heartbreaking sadness.
Once you have a lawyer in your corner, here are a few tips to help you win your lawsuit:
First impressions are everything, especially in a courtroom when you are trying to convince a judge or jury that your position in the lawsuit is the one they should adopt. Most courts have a dress code.
Keep your emotions in check
Be courteous to the judge, your attorney, and even the person you are in dispute with. With any lawsuit, it’s easy to lose control of your emotions. Be mindful of facial expressions, petty side comments, and showing disinterest in the case.
Arrive on time to court
Showing up late to anything during this period in your life raises questions about your commitment. Arriving early (at least 45 minutes to an hour before your case is heard) speaks well to your character, the importance you’ve placed on this case, and the respect you have for the judge and everyone involved.
Don’t talk negatively about the other party in the lawsuit
If you are asked to speak, always stick to the facts of the lawsuit and your specific situation rather than pointing fingers, using hateful language, or undermining anyone in any way. The best rule of thumb is to speak when spoken to.
Have the right documents with you
This is where having an attorney in your corner can help tremendously. The two of you can plan in advance of your court date to ensure you have all your necessary paperwork and documents in hand.
Know the ins and outs of your case
We’re not suggesting that you need to be able to do your lawyer’s job. But it’s important to ask all the appropriate questions ahead of time so that you understand the lawsuit, the likelihood of winning, and your role in having the best possible outcome. Understanding your case also helps when it comes time to answer questions for the judge.
Allow your lawyer to take the wheel
If you want to win your case, you need to make sure you let your lawyer take the front seat and do the work for you. Sure, there is prep work that you can do to eliminate unnecessary costs and make their jobs easier, but allow your lawyer the opportunity to develop a case strategy in consultation with you.
Call Nelson Law Group today!!
Every lawsuit is different. The Nelson Law Group will evaluate all the facts of your case and then draw on its knowledge and experience to help you determine the best way to proceed. We have the knowledge and the experience to help guide you through the complexities that will arise in your lawsuit. Contact us today to arrange for a free initial consultation to see if we are the lawyer you need to represent you.