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What to Expect in a Deposition

| Jun 28, 2019 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

After being injured in an accident, you must prepare for the draining, complicated, and drawn-out process known as a deposition. During a deposition, you will provide a sworn testimony to fight for the compensation you deserve. Even if you are wholeheartedly confident in the details of your case, giving a deposition can be an extremely intimidating and stressful experience. Not only are you hoping to express yourself as honestly and effectively as possible, but you are likely concerned about the defense’s attempts to manipulate your answers and undervalue your claim. However, you can put these worries at ease when you enlist the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to successfully guide you through this process.

While every deposition is unique, these basics will help you navigate your deposition as seamlessly as possible:

  • Be professional and make a good impression by dressing professionally, showing up early, and behaving politely in the face of rude or invasive behavior from the defense attorney.
  • Be honest if you do not understand the question. Do not attempt to guess what is being asked of you.
  • Be well-prepared with all necessary medical records, accident information, and other valuable evidence.
  • Do not exaggerate the details as this will appear dishonest. Keep your answers short and simple.
  • Do not overshare or volunteer to expand on your answers. The less you say, the fewer chances of your words being used against you in the long run. A simple “yes, no, or I don’t remember” will suffice.

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Have you been injured at the hands of another’s negligence or misconduct? At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, we have seen just how devastating the aftermath of an unexcepted accident or injury can be. Our tireless personal injury attorneys have cultivated an unparalleled legacy of success and excellence on behalf of our clients. No matter the complexities of your particular case, rest assured we have the experience and skill to fight for you.

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