After an accident, you might find yourself headed towards a long and complicated
legal process to fight for the compensation you deserve. During one part
of this process - a deposition - you will provide sworn testimony outside
of court. This testimony is recorded in a written transcript that is made
available to the defense lawyer and the Judge. As such, the outcome or
findings of a deposition may have a lasting effect on your entire claim.
A deposition can go far in either helping to maximize your case’s
value or by putting your credibility into question and potentially damaging
Though you may be intimidated, rest assured you can lessen the potential
stress of your deposition if you remember the following:
Don’t overshare. Your deposition may feel like the only time to tell your story, but it
is crucial you don’t elaborate on facts that do not require additional
clarification. Keep your answers short, simple, and straightforward.
Stay professional & make a good impression. Depositions must be taken seriously and the way you present yourself
will leave an impact. Dress professionally, be early, and be as polite
as possible, even if you feel annoyed at the questions or upset with the
Ask for clarification if you don’t understand the question. Ask the attorney to repeat the question if you are unsure of what he
said, or what he meant. Remember, you are allowed to ask for clarification
if you feel confused or overwhelmed.
Be honest, especially if you don’t understand the question. Few things are as damaging to your claim as exaggerating your injury.
Dishonesty will only harm you.
Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Tirelessly Fighting to Protect Your Rights
At The Womac Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients with sound
legal counsel and guidance, no matter the challenges in our way. Our priority
is protecting your best interests and ensuring you don’t have to
face the insurance companies alone. We are ready to work tirelessly for
our clients to help them get the compensation they deserve.