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What Is A Deposition

A deposition is a question and response session that takes place with a court reporter present to eliminate all that's said. A deposition can also be tape recorded or videotaped testimonies. Sometimes it is also called an examination before trial. Neither a jury or a judge will be present. This isn't a trial. The purpose of a deposition would be to permit the other side to find out about your case. A deposition should be taken because your deposition testimony might be used against you and will be recorded. The lawyer representing you can explain the types of questions and will meet with you before the deposition.

This preparation period will last to prepare you, but please be prompt. We'll also answer your questions during that time and allow you to feel much more comfortable. Throughout the deposition, the lawyer for the defendant'll questions you. You'll usually be queries by the attorney of every party being sued as a defendant. Your lawyer will be there at your side shield your pursuits and to object to questions. If any your lawyer will question the defendant and co defendants. All parties will be asked the way the incident happened. You are also going to be asked about the character and extent of the injuries you're asserting, and the kind and length of any treatment.

Over the course of the deposition, your lawyer may object to a question. In that case, you shouldn't response the question unless and till your lawyer tells you that you might do so. You might also be requested to look at documents, like incident reports or forms signed by you, or pictures of the collision scene or damage to property. Just keep in mind that you lawyer is there to defend you, and if there's something you don't understand, you should say so.

In addition, if English isn't your first language and you're much more easily to queries in a different language, you should let your lawyer's office know in advance of the deposition, in order that arrangements might be made to an interpreter to be current. Keep in mind that opposing counsel is trying to get info from you, so you need to keep your answers short and truthful, and do not volunteer more, attempting to be too helpful. Don't volunteer any info or explain anything unless you're asked to explain. Do not guess. Do not be afraid to answer, I do not know. And on the other hand, if one say I do not know too frequently, you might seem untruthful.

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