Preparing for Your Deposition

July 2020

During a personal injury case, it is very common for the injured person to submit to a deposition.  The opposing party, which is often an insurance company, may compel the injured person to answer questions under oath.  The questions are asked after the injured person is placed under oath.  A court reporter is either in the room or appears remotely to transcribe the questions and the answers.  The questions and answers and then combined in document called a transcript.

A person representing the injured person should assist them in preparing for the deposition.  The injured person is new to the process and should be able to rely on their counsel for assistance at the deposition.   The injured person should wait for each question to be completed before answering the next question.   Further, a verbal response is expected for all the questions since the court reporter is taking all the spoken words down.

If you have been injured, do not go it alone.  Herrick & Hart has been helping the injured since 1951.  Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation on your personal injury case.

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