An Opportunity to Tell a Story.
After the parties have exchanged some information about your personal injury lawsuit through the process of discovery, both sides get an opportunity to fill in any gaps in the story by taking the depositions of anyone that played a part in the case.
Basically, a deposition is an interview where one party asks another party, a witness, or experts questions about the case. There is a court reporter present to record everything said and, sometimes the interview is video-taped. It is done in an office setting and, the interview is conducted under oath. That means, anyone that provides deposition testimony in your personal injury case must swear to tell the truth. It is considered testimony as if you were in a courtroom setting.
My Personal Injury Deposition?
After some initial exchange of information, the defendant’s attorney will want to take your deposition as the Plaintiff in the case so that they can talk to you about your medical history, work history, the incident that led to your injury and, how the incident has affected your life. Don’t worry, as your personal injury, we will prepare you very well for the deposition.
At our firm, we take the time to meet with you at a minimum of three times before the day of the deposition. Our goal is for our clients to understand the process so well that they are confident in telling their story on the day of the deposition. You will be prepared!
Depositions of Witnesses to Your Incident
Just like the other side’s lawyer gets an opportunity to interview you, we will be able to interview key witnesses, company officials and experts. Interviewing these witnesses will give us a better idea of how credible the witnesses are in telling the story that is going to be used to defend your case.
After the deposition is taken, each side received a copy of the interview in a written form. We refer to this copy as the transcript of the deposition. The lawyers in the case will rely on the deposition testimony when they prepare for trial and, they will use it to make sure a trial witness doesn’t testify differently than what they had testified previously in the deposition.
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