Many personal injury claimants don’t have a full understanding of the amount of work their attorneys put into preparations for trial. Here is a list of tasks your Evansville personal injury attorney will perform when working on your case prior to trial:
- Determine which witnesses from the opposing party to depose.
- Schedule dates and times for depositions.
- Prepare you (the client) and other witnesses, including experts, for depositions.
- Attend and monitor depositions.
- Prepare summaries of depositions for trial.
- Conduct extensive research regarding appropriate legal issues, such as admissibility of certain evidence.
- Prepare and serve on defendant all necessary motions, such as:
- Motion for partial summary judgment or full summary judgment
- Motion for in limine exclusion of certain evidence
- Motion to exclude testimony of adverse expert witnesses
- Prepare certificate of readiness to have the court set a trial date.
- Attend necessary hearings and pleadings.
- Alert all witnesses, including you, your doctors, your expert witnesses, etc., of the trial schedule.
- Prepare questions and information for witnesses.
- Send all witnesses material on how to testify, key points to remember, outlines, and other information.
- Prepare subpoenas for necessary witnesses and have them served.
- Prepare materials according to judge’s pretrial orders.
- Prepare jury instructions.
- Determine questions to ask during jury selection.
- Write and prepare opening statement.
- Determine electronic equipment to be used at trial and ensure that it is ready to be used.
These are just some of the things you can expect your Evansville personal injury attorney to do while working on your case. For more information about filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact an experienced Evansville personal injury attorney who can answer any questions you may have. Call the Siesky & Viehe Law Firm, PC at (812) 402-7700.