What Questions Will Be Asked in the Deposition?
What Questions Will Be Asked in the Deposition?

After you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can expect that you will have to give a deposition at some point. If you have watched television shows depicting depositions, you might feel a little intimidated at the thought of being deposed. However, you should not be afraid of giving your deposition. It is generally a straightforward and simple process, and your personal injury attorney will be there to make sure it goes smoothly.

What is a Deposition?

A deposition is a session where you will be asked questions by the opposing side’s attorney. In a personal injury case, the opposing side is entitled to hear the details about the incident that caused your injury. You will be asked a series of questions, ranging from personal information to details about your injuries and the accident that caused them.

Here are some examples of questions that will likely be asked during the deposition:

  1. What is your current address?
  2. What is your current occupation? What occupations have you held in the past, and what were your reasons for leaving prior positions?
  3. Have you been involved in any other lawsuits or legal claims?
  4. Have you been arrested or convicted of any crimes?
  5. What past injuries or illnesses have you had?
  6. Describe the details of the accident or incident that caused your current injuries.
  7. Were there any witnesses to the accident?
  8. Tell me about your injuries. What treatments have you received, and what limitations have your injuries created?

Be Prepared for your Deposition

While there is no reason to be fearful of your deposition, it is always a good idea to be prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind going into the deposition:

  • Tell the truth. A deposition is taken under oath and the statements you make could be used in court.
  • Only answer the questions asked. Remember you are not trying to prove your case during the deposition. You simply need to answer the questions you are asked. If the opposing side’s attorney needs further details, he or she will ask you.
  • If a question is confusing, ask the attorney to clarify or repeat the question.
  • If you are unsure of the answer to a question, it is okay to say “I don’t know.” Don’t guess or make up answers if you are unsure.

“There is no reason to be afraid of the deposition process, but make sure you are prepared and speak with your attorney if you have any questions or concerns,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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