What Happens in a Personal Injury Case During a Deposition? 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:18AM
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by David B. Bobrosky

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In part three of this Injury Claims Process series, I blogged about What Happens When an Injury Lawsuit Is Filed. We covered quite a few topics in that one, including injury litigation depositions. This post will take a deeper look into what happens at a deposition.

Personal Injury Depositions: Follow the four basic rules given below.Giving a personal injury deposition can be a little intimidating for our clients. In fact, other than testifying at trial, it is usually the most stressful part of the case for the client. But it doesn’t have to be.

I often hear that clients are afraid because he or she knows the defense attorney is going to try and “trick them.” Yes, the attorney’s job is to weaken your case wherever possible. However, if you are honest and answer the questions based on your own knowledge, the power is on your side.

 

What is a Deposition?

A deposition is a question and answer session between you and the attorney(s) on the other side. It is the only chance to speak to you directly prior to trial.

Your attorney is there to defend you by objecting to improper questions and to help control the situation. A court reporter is present taking down everything that is being said in the room, so be very careful about what you say at all times.

 

Preparation for a Personal Injury Deposition

You should meet with your attorney prior to your deposition. Your attorney will go over ground rules for the deposition, discuss the general areas to be covered, review the facts of your case with you, and highlight any issues that may be a problem. Remember everything discussed with your attorney is privileged and cannot be disclosed to the attorney.

 

Basic Ground Rules for the Deposition

 

What Will the Defendant's Attorney Ask in an Injury Deposition?

Personal injury depositions generally follow a certain pattern, which of course, can vary by attorney and case. Typically, the following areas are covered:

A deposition does not have to be stressful, and it certainly shouldn’t harm your case. Be prepared, be honest, and be credible, and you will be fine.

David B. Bobrosky is an experienced Accident Attorney in our Personal Injury Practice Group. Contact him directly for more information: dbobrosky@lewitthackman.com; (818) 907-3254.

 

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