How Do I Get Ready for a Deposition and What Questions Will Be Asked?
A deposition is a form of oral, as opposed to written, discovery. Depositions
are implemented by counsel to do several things, including evaluation
of the individual as a witness and gathering information about the accident
and your injuries. Typically, the deposition is held in your attorney’s
conference room and is otherwise an informal process. There is no judge
or jury, but a court reporter will take down everything that is said by
you or the attorneys. Depositions are given under oath, so it is important
to always tell the truth in your deposition and fully listen to and understand
each question before answering. In preparation for a deposition, we often
meet with our clients for more than an hour beforehand. Depositions are
certainly important, and with the right preparation are a great opportunity
so there is no need to be anxious about giving one.