Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 6:23 pm    

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, construction accident, or other accident, you can file a claim against the party who caused your injury to recover compensation for damages. You may also file a claim if you are injured by a defective product or through medical malpractice. While most claims are settled out of court, you may be required to file a lawsuit. If so, the other party may subpoena you for a deposition.

Our Sacramento and Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer helps you prepare for the deposition. Through deposition preparation, you can feel confident and calm as you go into the deposition. Below is some of the information our attorney discusses with clients during deposition preparation.

Preparing for a Deposition

  • Tell the truth. You are under oath during your deposition. Therefore, you must tell the truth. If your answers change at trial, your deposition could be used to impeach your testimony. If you do not know the answer to a question, do not guess or estimate unless instructed to do so by your attorney.
  • Listen carefully to each question. If you do not understand the question or you did not hear the question, ask the attorney to clarify or repeat the question. Never answer a question unless you understand what information the attorney is seeking.
  • Do not offer information. Only answer the question asked by the attorney. Be careful of questions such as, “Is that all.” These questions are designed to elicit additional information. If a question has multiple parts, ask the attorney to repeat each question separately so that you may answer the questions separately.
  • You can confer with your attorney. Your Sacramento personal injury lawyer is in the room with you. Your attorney cannot answer questions, but you can request a break to confer with your attorney.
  • Remain calm and focused. The attorney may attempt to make you angry or frustrated. It is important that you remain calm. Focus on the questions and your answers.
  • Think before you provide an answer. Before you answer a question, take a moment to consider the question asked and your response. Taking a moment to consider your response helps you formulate a coherent answer that focuses on the question only and no other information.
  • Do not attempt to justify or explain answers. If the answer to the question is “yes” or “no,” you should provide a one-word response. Attempting to justify or explain your answer could lead to additional It also could lead to information that could be misconstrued or misunderstood.

Call a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for Help

Unless otherwise advised by your attorney, you must answer the questions from the other attorney. However, your attorney is present to protect your legal rights. He objects to questions that are outside the scope of discovery. In addition, your attorney will not permit you to be harassed or abused by the other attorney.

For a free consultation with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

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Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.