What Should I Expect in a Deposition?

When you file a personal injury claim, you often must attend a deposition if your case goes to trial. This is your chance to tell your side of the story, but it is also a chance for your personal injury attorney to find out whether you will be able to testify before a jury. As attorney Emily Benight explains in this video, your lawyer should prepare you for a deposition so that you are comfortable and understand what types of questions you may face.

Video Transcription

Prior to a deposition, I will sit down and work with you. I will run over questions that they’ll probably ask you and help you through it. Depositions can be very emotional, too. And, you know, we can take a break at any time during a deposition, because they are emotional and you have to almost relive the crash, which I know can be very very hard. In a deposition, it’s pretty much their time to sit down and chat with you and see what a jury will think of you. They size you up. They will see if you’re likable. They will try to be your friend, but this is really their chance to get to know you and see if you see if they can put you up on the stand and get you angry or get you in any way that the jury might not like you. With me as your attorney, I am there with you every step of the way. I believe in staying in constant communication with you and making sure that you are comfortable with the process, because it’s scary. I get that. And having me there, I guarantee you, makes the whole process easier.

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