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personal injury attorneyAs a plaintiff, you only get one chance to impress the jury – and that is during your testimony. How you tell your story and the version of the facts can have a major impact on the ultimate outcome of your case. In order for you to make a good impression on the jury and the judge, you will need the help of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney to properly prepare you for testifying in court.

Below are ten important tips for you to consider during your testimony at your personal injury trial.

1. Know all the facts of your case by going over deposition transcripts and the answers you provided during the discovery phase of litigation.
2. Be familiar with your medical history – it is important to know the details of your medical treatments, such as which doctors you went to, what procedures you had, why you received the treatment that you did, and what medication you were prescribed.
3. Be truthful and honest when testifying and answering any questions while on the stand.
4. Be polite and courteous to both the opposing attorney and the judge – your attitude can easily influence how the jury votes.
5. Speak loud and clear when answering questions.
6. Maintain good body language – sit up straight, do not fidget, and maintain eye contact with the jury while talking.
7. Respond to only questions that you completely understand; if you do not understand a question, ask the attorney to rephrase it.
8. Dress in proper court attire.
9. Arrive on time or even earlier than expected.
10. Do not make sarcastic or “funny” comments in response to any questions asked by either the opposing counsel or the judge.

But perhaps the most important thing you need to keep in mind in order to be a good trial witness in your own personal injury case is to properly prepare with the help of your Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

We Can Help

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Los Angeles accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and aggressive lawyering. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 949-727-9300.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.