3 Tips For A Successful Depostion


One of the most nerve-wracking times if you're involved in civil litigation is the deposition. This will be typically be completed during the discovery stage and will require you to meet with your opponent's attorney to answer a variety of questions. It's important to be prepared for this meeting because it may have a strong impact on deciding your case. By knowing specific tips to help you succeed at your deposition, these can be extremely helpful in this situation. 

Tip #1: Understand the question

Before providing a response to anything the attorney asks, be sure you understand the question. Take a moment to think about the inquiry before responding and if you don't fully know what is being asked, let the lawyer know immediately.

It's important to remember every word you speak at the deposition will be on record. This makes it increasingly important to tell the truth and be fully aware of the inquiry, as well.

Tip #2: Avoid long responses

Try to provide short answers when possible to any questions that you are asked during the deposition.  This could possibly prevent you from having to go into long detail and give away more information that is necessary.

It's important to keep in mind the attorney is working for your opponent and isn't on your legal side.

Tip #3: Prepare with your attorney

One of the best ways to help you succeed at your deposition is by meeting with your lawyer beforehand. This will allow you to know what to expect at the meeting and below are some questions you can ask:

1. What questions can you expect to be asked?

2. How long will the deposition usually last?

3. Is it okay to bring another person with you to the deposition?

4. How many people will be attending the meeting?

5. Can you take breaks throughout the deposition if necessary?

6. Where is the deposition held and can it be changed if not local to you?

The more detailed questions you can ask your attorney, the better prepared you will be for attending this critical meeting and working to strengthen your case as much as possible.

Succeeding at your deposition will take time and effort in preparing for it. Be sure to rely on the expertise of a personal injury attorney (such as one from Starnes  Rob P. LLC, Attorney At Law) to answer any questions you may have to assist you during this important part of the discovery stage.


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