If you are harmed in California and want to recover compensation from the at-fault party, you will almost certainly be forced to go through a claims procedure that might wind up in a court of law. It is recommended that you retain the services of a personal injury attorney throughout the process so that we can guide you through each stage.
Contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 to ensure that someone is fighting for your rights, reducing your worry and anxiety, and obtaining you the compensation you deserve. Meanwhile, keep reading to find out what to anticipate if you are deposed.
What is the purpose of a deposition?
Let’s start with the goal of a deposition. It’s an endeavor to obtain information from any witness or participant in the case. Counsel for the defendant will question everybody who supports your case, including you. Everything you say in the deposition is under oath, documented, and admissible in court. As a result, consulting with an attorney prior to a deposition is critical.
A deposition is a legal requirement that you must follow
A deposition is a legal request for under oath testimony. You must comply with a request for deposition as part of the discovery process in a personal injury claim. However, this does not imply that you must respond to each and every inquiry. Your attorney can accompany you and will prepare you for the questions that will most likely be asked, as well as what you must respond and what you do not have to say.
Depositions: when to make them and what to do with them
After you file the case and before the trial, depositions will be scheduled. You will be issued with a notice of deposition, which will inform you that you will be deposed. Your lawyer will coordinate with the defendant’s lawyer to select a day and time that is convenient for everyone. The deposition will most likely take place at the office of the attorney who is deposing you.
What to expect during a deposition
Basic inquiries will be requested, such as your name, residence, and place of employment. Then you’ll be given a series of questions that differ depending on the circumstances of the event. They may inquire about your health prior to the event, what occurred during and after the accident, the injuries you incurred, and the medical treatment you got.
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You are not alone in this. Do not attempt to progress on your own. Having an attorney on your side ensures that your rights are protected and that you understand what steps to take next. For a free legal consultation, call DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 right now.