The legal case is not being worried about winning or losing. It’s about how to play your cards well and when this is well-executed, you are in for success. And for this everything counts. From little facts and details, getting the right legal representation that will strongly portray your case, providing evidence that stands as proof you can vouch for anywhere and anytime, and everything else in between. However, to knack a court case to a desirable result, it can take some effort and homework and definitely one you need to get right the first time. After all, the last thing you want is to spend money and time convincing courts for a revisit of your case after a loss. Hence, here are two industry leaders Richard Scotti, a retired district judge, and Carli Kierny, a renowned judge to share expert tips on how to create a strong legal case that can win a judge over in court.
Work with the right legal representative
The legal representative you choose can be the difference between winning or losing a case. Some people might decide they want to argue their case on their own, but some things are best left in the hands of professionals for best results. Doing it alone might only lead to you compromising a lot of things such as interest, rights, reputation, and even money.
And of course, the right lawyer has got all it takes to represent you well whether in knowledge, experience, and skills. They know how best to interpret the law and understand what will work and what will not. They can also provide tips and advice on the best to go about the preparation that can allow you to win the legal case.
Gather enough evidence
When it comes to a court legal case, you want to gather as much evidence as possible and leave no stone unturned. In the case of a criminal case wherein, a shop is looted, official police reports and pictures of damage caused can serve as evidence. Reports from bystanders and potential witnesses supporting the claim that the crime was committed are also important. You can as well check for cameras, video feeds, traffic cams, or any other devices in the area that can be useful.
“In the case of personal injury, medical records, official statements from insurance companies, and other documentation showing a person has been financially, emotionally or physically affected are added evidence that needs to be provided, says Richard Scotti. It is important to also note that eyewitness statements need to be done as soon as possible. The saying early bird catches the worm holds when it comes to such evidence. You want to collect statements from eyewitnesses as fast as possible before they are probably bribed, coerced, or even talked out of it.
It’s not enough to gather evidence, you also need to document them. This is because evidence documented is what serves as witnesses that will prove how authentic and efficient your legal case is. After all, there is never a case without documented evidence. If you do get a statement from witnesses, ensure you record it by taking a video of it. Have all documents received from hospitals (in case of personal injury) or occupation,( if it is an occupational injury) documented and signed.
Moreover, adequately documenting everything that happens will ensure you aren’t leaving anything out. Your evidence can cut across social media conversation, text files and emails, videos from witnesses, and many more. This evidence needs to be organized and one tool Carli Kierny suggests is Google drive. This tool has an audit system that allows you to record, edit, and track your documents including the timing which makes the pieces of evidence more viable. “When documentation is properly carried out, you are already setting your legal case up for success” Carli Kierny adds.