In television and movies, most of the excitement happens in the courtroom.
However, before parties move into the courtroom, the parties to a lawsuit must gather information.
One of the ways to obtain this information is through a deposition. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, this exposes you to the possibility of being deposed, which can be intimidating.
However, with the support of a qualified personal injury attorney, you can enter a deposition feeling prepared and ready for any question.
What Is a Deposition for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Depositions are scheduled events where you, and other parties to a litigation, must provide testimony under oath. This testimony is transcribed or recorded.
Depositions operate as legal requests for testimony under oath. All parties must comply with any requests for a deposition.
The idea of a deposition may feel intimidating. Your attorney prepares you for all potential questions and also provides tips on answering questions.
A deposition provides a record of facts that attorneys may use to establish or challenge the credibility of the deposed party at trial.
What Type of Questions Will I Be Asked in a Deposition?
While specific deposition questions vary, your attorney can prepare you for your deposition based on the facts of your particular case.
Generally, the types of questions asked in a personal injury deposition may include the following:
- Your personal information and background,
- The injuries you suffered in the accident,
- The aftermath of the accident and your quality of life.
By preparing their clients, attorneys help the deposition experience become substantially less intimidating.
What Comes After a Deposition?
Depositions can be particularly grueling experiences. Some take hours to complete and can feel emotionally draining.
After completing your testimony, you may wonder, What happens after a deposition in a personal injury case?
After the deposition, a transcript of everything said on the record is produced.
All depositions are either recorded by a stenographer or recorded electronically. In certain situations, they may also be filmed.
You and your attorney then review the transcript to ensure that all information is accurate and to file any objections to any discovered errors.
Lengthy depositions may contain hundreds of pages of recorded testimony to read through.
The transcript also includes all tangible evidence referenced in the deposition, such as documents, photographs, and police accident reports.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At the Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., we work tirelessly on your behalf to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys possess nearly a century of combined legal experience, and we put this wealth of knowledge and resources into practice for you.
We are with you every step of the way and handle everything so you can focus on your recovery.
The personal injury lawyers of The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C. aren’t afraid to take on even the biggest corporations and insurance companies.
We fight to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, but we never hesitate to take your case to trial if we can’t settle.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you!