Tips for Your Deposition

When you sit for your deposition for your personal injury case, you may feel worried or nervous about the nature of the process. YourFirstCoastpersonal injury attorney will prepare you and coach you on what to say and how to conduct yourself. Here are some general tips on how to make a good impression:

You may be asked to sketch a diagram of the scene of the collision or incident. You may want to prepare such a diagram before your deposition and have your personal injury attorney review it first. Make sure, in your deposition, to state that your diagram is drawn to best of your memory and that you are not an expert on details, measurements, or distances.

You may be asked if you have talked to anybody else about the case. Answer truthfully; it is OK if you answer that you have discussed the case with your attorney, your family, friends, and business associates.

It may be tempting, but do not look to your attorney for assistance in answering unless it has to do with some detail of the litigation. You are only expected to answer questions to the best of your ability, and it is ok if you are uncertain about specifics like dates and times. If your attorney thinks the question is unclear, he or she will interject and assist, but do not rely on that.

If you are considering a personal injury claim, contact experiencedFirstCoastpersonal injury attorney John Fagan for a free initial consultation.

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