Depositions are an important part of the discovery process in personal injury lawsuits. It is a tool that attorneys to both parties will use to investigate and gather the facts of their case, to help them better assess the case and prepare for trial.
Although attorneys view depositions as the best tool in gathering information, the individuals being deposed are generally hesitant and scared of being deposed. If you have received notice to be deposed, your New York accident attorney can make the experience a less anxious one by going over the different subjects and types of questions the deposing attorney may ask you.
5 Possible Subjects to a Deposition
There are five general subjects that are common to depositions in personal injury cases:
- Personal information regarding your background, such as your age, place and type of employment, level of education completed, place of residence, etc.
- The specific facts surrounding the accident.
- Information about the injuries you are claiming from your accident.
- How these personal injuries have impacted your life and ability to carry on the same activities prior to your accident.
- Any prior accidents and resulting injuries, especially injuries to the same area that is affected in the subject accident.
Although there is no right or wrong way to answer to any question asked with regard to the subjects above, how you answer them can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Your New York accident lawyer will go over each of these five important topics with you in preparation for your deposition so that you can be more confident in answering the questions.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you should contact the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Our legal team is dedicated to getting you the full compensation that you deserve.
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