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How To Get Ready For A Deposition

Depositions, What Are They?

deposition is the discovery process of a lawsuit. It occurs in auto accidentstrucking accidentsbicycle accidentsslips and falls, and other personal injury cases. In a deposition, you give a sworn testimony, and its purpose is the avoid surprise at trial and to preserve testimony while it is still fresh. Your attorney will be there to assist you in the process. However, it will go best if you follow these tips.

Deposition Tips

  • Get a good night’s sleep and dress professionally in order to present yourself as credible.
  • Feel free to ask for clarification of questions. Take your time when answering. Do not volunteer extra information or try to anticipate and answer the next question.

In addition to the tips above, Mac Hester Law knows some of the questions which will most likely be asked. In some form or fashion, you will probably be asked the following questions. At Mac Hester Law, we meet beforehand so these do not take you by surprise.

  • Did you file an insurance claim?
  • Were there witnesses to the accident?
  • What types of injuries or illnesses have you experienced in your life?
  • Have you been involved in any other lawsuits/legal claims?
  • What is your job history?
  • What is your injury?
  • How has the injury impacted your life?
  • When was your last treatment?

In addition to the tips above, Mac Hester Law knows some of the questions which will most likely be asked. In some form or fashion, you will probably be asked the following questions. At Mac Hester Law, we meet beforehand so these do not take you by surprise.

  • Did you file an insurance claim?
  • Were there witnesses to the accident?
  • What types of injuries or illnesses have you experienced in your life?
  • Have you been involved in any other lawsuits/legal claims?
  • What is your job history?
  • What is your injury?
  • How has the injury impacted your life?
  • When was your last treatment?

Before your deposition, your auto accident lawyer will go over police reports and medical records with you. If your attorney asks to schedule a meeting to prepare for the deposition, it is wise to accept. At Mac Hester Law, we make it standard practice to extend an invitation to all of our clients to prepare them for a deposition. Having a lawyer at your side can make a world of difference in a deposition.

Remember, you are going up against businesses who only want to maintain their bottom line. You do not want to do this without an ally. Contact Mac Hester Law today for an ally who will stand with you until you get the justice you deserve.