Appearing at a legal hearing can be stressful for anyone. You have a lot at stake, and the other parties involved may be aggressively working against you. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing clients at court hearings. We know how important compensation is for you and your family after suffering harm through no fault of your own. It’s important to know how to properly prepare for a court hearing. While every case is different, there are some important factors that come into play in almost every personal injury claim. Do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable lawyer to discuss the specific details of your case.
Contact Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Las Vegas. Our office has years of experience representing families throughout Nevada. Call us today at (702) 878-2889.
Speak With Your Lawyer To Gain An Understanding Of The Hearing Process
The details regarding your case will be unique. An experienced lawyer can help you understand how the court process will go forward, and all of the preparation that may be necessary before you have the opportunity to secure compensation. Most of our clients are very eager to know how long their case will take. Unfortunately, it can be impossible to have an accurate answer to this common question. The other parties involved may work very hard to keep you from recovering the financial damages that you need. However, speaking about the many needs of your case with your lawyer can help you gain an understanding of the process ahead and how to better prepare.
A skilled lawyer will work on every aspect of your personal injury case. This involves investigating the accident, negotiating for a settlement, and taking charge at court hearings. Our lawyers can help you understand the following:
- The statute of limitations – Nevada’s statute of limitations requires your claim to be filed within two years of your injury. However, there are many exceptions to this rule that may apply to your case.
- What evidence is needed – Your lawyer will gather all necessary evidence to build a strong case. Speaking with your lawyer about this can help you assist them in collecting this evidence.
- The compensation that you can expect – You need to recover financial help after being hurt by another person’s negligence. Speak to your lawyer to help them fully understand your needs during this difficult time.
Work To Preserve Evidence That May Be Needed In Your Court Hearing
Evidence helps your lawyer illustrate the other party’s fault in your injury, and how much compensation you need. A knowledgeable lawyer will know exactly what evidence to gather. However, an injury victim can immediately work to preserve evidence for their case. We understand that your life can be chaotic in the days and weeks after an injury. It’s important so secure medical attention and make sure your loved ones are safe. However, it’s never too early to make sure that evidence in your case is not lost. Some of the evidence that can help your case includes:
- Names of possible witnesses – This can include those who were at your accident or have some valuable information about it. Be sure to write down a list of these individuals and gather their contact information.
- Photographs – Try and take photographs of any injuries and property damage that you sustained.
- A timeline of events – Write down a timeline of events that happened before and during your accident. It’s important to record this since memories can fade over months.
Be On Time And Dressed Appropriately For Your Court Hearing
Civil cases in Las Vegas have hearings at the Regional Justice Center which is located at 200 Lewis Avenue. Civil cases in Henderson take place at 242 Water Street. Be sure to speak with your lawyer about the venue of your court hearing well in advance of its date. Courts in the Las Vegas area can be crowded. Entering a court building can take time since security will often have to screen many people who arrive on the premises. For this reason it’s strongly advised that you arrive well before the time that your hearing is scheduled to begin. Missing your scheduling hearing can be devastating to your case. It can drag it on for much longer, and it gives the other side an opportunity to argue that your suit for damages is not to be taken very seriously.
It’s important to dress appropriately for your hearing. The judge has complete authority in a courtroom, and they can postpone a hearing for any reason they deem necessary. Appropriate dress means long pants or dresses, and avoiding excessive jewelry or clothes that are too revealing. Do not arrive at your court hearing in athletic or open-toed shoes. Long sleeve button shirts are encouraged for men. Avoid clothes that are too baggy or excessively tight. To make it easier on yourself, speak with your lawyer about appropriate attire before the day of your hearing.
Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC Can Help You Prepare For Your Court Hearing
A court hearing for your injury case will have a significant impact on your ability to recover financial damages. Preparing for a hearing can be overwhelming for anyone. Our lawyers understand how important financial damages are for your recovery, and we know how to help you properly prepare for a court hearing. Do not delay in contacting your lawyer after being hurt through no fault of your own. Skilled legal counsel can negotiate for a financial settlement while also working to gather all necessary evidence for court.
Contact Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC to discuss your case with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. We have years of experience representing clients in court. Do not hesitate to call our Las Vegas office today at (702) 878-2889.