What Questions Should I Expect at A Personal Injury Deposition? | Colorado Springs Injury Lawyers
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Personal injury claims involve sorting through the facts of the case in order to determine what happened. If your personal injury claim is proceeding to trial, you can expect a deposition to be involved. A deposition is a way for the defendant to gather as much information about incidents surrounding the lawsuit as possible.
If you have not been deposed before, it can be a daunting experience. Depositions can last for hours, and you may feel nervous prior to and during the deposition itself. Preparation before a deposition will provide you with a sense of confidence during the process.
Talking to your personal injury attorney is a great way to prepare for an upcoming deposition. They may be able to discuss specific concerns you have and even ask you practice questions in order to prepare. Understanding what kind of questions you may encounter will likely make you more comfortable during the deposition.
If you or a loved has a personal injury claim, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys.
Questions About Your Background
Depositions will likely begin with the lawyer asking simple background information about you:
- What is your home address?
- What is your occupation?
- Tell us about your work history.
- Have you been involved in any lawsuits in the past?
Questions About the Accident
The lawyer will ask you to walk them through every aspect of the accident:
- What was the date of the accident?
- Where were you headed at the time?
- Where were you coming from?
- Were there any witnesses?
- Did you use your turn signals?
This will likely be a big part of the deposition, and each of your answers may prompt additional questions.
Questions About Your Injuries and Medical History
You will also be asked about your injuries, treatment received and medical history:
- Names of doctors who treated you
- What treatment have you received from each doctor?
- What kind of physical limitations are you experiencing as a result of your injuries?
- How has the accident impacted your life?
- Was there anything in your medical history prior to the accident that contributed to this injury?
- Describe your health and fitness level prior to the accident.
Remember to answer all questions as honestly as possible. If you do not know the answer, do not make something up. You always have the option to say that is all you remember at this time. Your personal injury attorney will likely object to any questions that they do not believe you should answer.
This list is not exhaustive, but these are the major categories of questions that you can expect. Remember that your answers will likely lead to additional questions as the lawyer follows up on the details you provide.
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At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of people navigate personal injury claims. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for your damages.
Our firm also believes that a personal injury victim should never have to worry about the ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or your loved one is going to be deposed in a personal injury case, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys.
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