If you are injured in California and you attempt to seek compensation from the at-fault party, you will likely end up in a claims process that could potentially end up in a court of law. It is advised that you have a personal injury attorney representing you throughout so that we can walk you through every step.
To make sure that someone is fighting for your rights, helping elevate your stress and anxiety, and getting you the settlement you deserve, we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. In the meantime, keep reading to learn what you can expect if you are deposed.
The Purpose of a Deposition
First, let us cover the purpose of a deposition. It is an attempt to get information from any witness or person involved in the case. Anyone who supports your case – including you – will be deposed by counsel for the defendant. Anything you say during the deposition is said under oath, recorded, and admissible at the trial. As a result, it is very important that you consult with an attorney before a deposition.
You Are Required to Comply with a Deposition
A deposition is a legal request for testimony under oath. As part of the discovery process in the personal injury lawsuit, you are required to comply with a request for deposition. However, that does not mean that you have to answer every question. Your attorney can be present and will prepare you for what is likely to be asked and what you have to answer and what you do not have to answer.
The Timing and Format of Depositions
Depositions will be scheduled after you file the lawsuit and before the trial. You will be served a notice of deposition that alerts you to the fact that you are being deposed. Your attorney will work with the defendant’s attorney to find a date and time that everyone can be there. In most cases, the deposition will be held in the office of the attorney that is deposing you.
Questions to Expect at a Deposition
You will be asked basic questions such as your name, address, place of work, etc. You will then be asked questions that vary based on the specifics of the accident. They might include questions about your health before the accident, what happened during and after the accident, what injuries you sustained, and what medical care you have received.
Call Now for a Free Legal Consultation
You are not in this alone. Do not move forward on your own. Having an attorney on your side helps assure that your rights are respected and that you know how to proceed. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.