How To Give a Successful Deposition
As a personal injury attorney in Atlanta and Savannah, I represent accident victims who are seriously injured. Even though they have been through a traumatic crash and extensive medical treatment, often one of the most daunting things to many of them is the idea of giving a deposition.
If the insurance company refuses to offer fair money to settle a claim, it may be necessary for my client to give a deposition in preparation for trial.
The defense attorney is allowed to ask my client a wide range of questions. This includes information such as:
- full name
- place of employment
He or she will ask my client:
- to describe how the accident occurred
- where my client was traveling to or from when it happened
- about all injures sustained in the crash
- the medical treatment required for those injuries
- and if my client has ever hurt those parts of his or her body before
To many injury victims, this questioning can seem intimidating. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the best answers are truthful and concise. If you are asked a question in a deposition about something you don’t know or don’t remember, you are allowed to say so. The defense attorney cannot berate or accuse you.
I am rarely worried about how a deposition will turn out, because my clients are the victims of negligent acts that have profoundly affected their lives. This is their chance to tell their side of the story.
Ty Wilson is a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta and Savannah, and he is dedicated to educating the public about accident claims so people can become better informed and more empowered when dealing with insurance companies. He has written two books on the topic that are available at tywilsonlaw.com or by calling 1-888-689-5224. Ty encourages anyone who has been injured to read his books, articles, blogs, and to watch his videos BEFORE hiring a lawyer or speaking to the insurance company.