Checking Your Emotions inside the Courtroom
In any trial, the juries must set aside their personal opinions and consider only the facts and evidence. But juries are not completely objective, and you can influence their opinion with your personality and behavior inside the courtroom. Your Irvine personal injury attorney will urge you to control your temper inside the courtroom at all times.
Keep your emotions in check during trial
People are generally turned off by individuals with anger issues, regardless of the circumstances. They may even openly confront you if they feel targeted by your anger. Inside the courtroom, angry outbursts will almost certainly alienate the very people who are deciding your fate – the jurors, the attorneys, and even the judge.
It is understandable for you to be angry at the defendant, who has forced you to be in this situation. You may feel outraged over revisiting all of the traumatizing moments by listening to the testimonies. It may be completely unfair for you to go though the grueling deposition and trial process when you’re clearly in the right.
But in order to win your case you must keep your composure and allow your attorneys to do their jobs. A trace amount of anger can impact how the jury perceives you. Only a few lines of complaint during your testimony can color you as too emotional or incapable of objectivity. If you habitually lash out against the defense attorney, he will correctly identify you as an unreliable witness who may alienate the jury. He will then opt against putting you up on the stand and otherwise limit your exposure to the jury. You have much to lose by straining your relationship with the Irvine personal injury attorney who represents you. Keep your emotions in check during depositions.
The jury will understand your frustration over your injury and the difficult trial process. This is precisely why it’s important for you to maintain a calm, professional demeanor inside the courtroom at all times. The facts decide the case, but you still need to connect with the jury as a sympathetic victim who deserves compensation. A bitter man lashing out against the world will not gain the sympathy of the jurors. Your attorney will able to devise the best strategy when you are cooperative and mature enough to handle bad news.
A mental and emotional injuries case can be a difficult process for plaintiffs. If you were a victim of emotional injury, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084. As an experienced Irvine personal injury attorney, Samer Habbas has handled hundreds of emotional injury cases. He will gather all the facts of your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.