The deposition is one important step in most personal injury cases. This section of our website is devoted exclusively to depositions. You can learn more about them here!
What is a Deposition?
First, consider learning about what a deposition is. A deposition is a sworn oral testimony related to the accident in a personal injury case. You or the other party may be deposed to give a statement related to the incident, injuries sustained, and more. Depositions don’t happen in court, but a court reporter is present. The court reporter will swear you in just as if you were in court. This means that you need to tell the truth during your deposition. The court reporter will also type a transcript of the conversation, and this will be available to both parties in the personal injury case.
Being Deposed and Deposing Others
If you are deposed, don’t panic. This page of our website explains how you can prepare for the deposition and some basic do’s and don’ts of the deposition. It is best to have an attorney present at the deposition with you. This will ensure that the questions you are asked are appropriate. It is good to have someone on your side during a deposition, since these can be stressful.
If you are wondering what some common deposition questions are, check out this page of our website. Here, we have a few common questions that we have come across when we go to depositions with clients. Having a basic understanding of the kind of questions you will be posed can help you prepare for the deposition.
Finally, you should consider what happens if you depose another party throughout the process of your personal injury lawsuit. Should you depose the other party? What kind of questions should be asked? What happens at this deposition? You can learn more in this section. Keep in mind that if you depose the other party, you will not be able to attend the deposition. Your lawyer will attend on your behalf.
This section of our website takes you through some of the most important elements of the deposition. If you still have questions, contact our office. We are happy to answer any questions and review your situation.