3 Tips For Providing A Successful Deposition For A Slip And Fall Injury

When it comes to being hurt, you may have a number of medical bills and other financial losses to deal with. This can make it a challenge for any person that has been injured due to a slip and fall accident. The time to prove your case is during the discovery stage. One key part of the discovery process involves a deposition. Knowing specific tips that can help you provide a strong deposition for you injury may increase the chances of recovering your losses.

What is a Deposition?

During the discovery stage of the legal dispute, you may be required to meet with the defendant's attorney to answer a series of questions. These must relate only to the case, and you should be truthful when providing your responses.

Listed below is additional information to know about a deposition:

1. You must be sworn in under oath before providing your responses

2. There will be a court reporter present who will transcribe the meeting.

3. Your attorney should be in attendance with you.

Tip #1:  Provide brief responses

When possible, answer a question with a yes or no and avoid giving detailed answers. The more information you provide about your slip and fall injury, the greater the possibility of having your words twisted to benefit the defendant. Remember the person who is asking the question is on the side of your opponent.

Tip #2: Meet with your attorney

It's important to meet with a legal advisor, such as Marcus & Mack, before attending the deposition. This can prepare you for many of the questions that may be asked regarding your slip and fall injury.

Listed below are items to discuss with your lawyer:

1. How long should the deposition last?

2. Is it okay to bring a friend or family member to the meeting?

3. What types of questions may be asked about the accident?

4. Is it possible to take breaks during the deposition?

5. Should you bring evidence along with you, such as medical bills and other proof of your losses?

Tip #3: Know the question

Before giving a response to any inquiry that you may receive, be sure to know what is being asked before answering. This will help you avoid giving inaccurate information to the attorney.

Be sure to remember all the words you say will be recorded, and if your case proceeds to court, this information will be provided to a jury or a judge.

Finally, being called in to do a deposition can be a nerve-wracking experience and the best way to handle it is by being prepared. Be sure to work closely with your personal injury attorney for the best chances of providing a strong deposition that may strengthen your case.