If you or a family member was personally injured or your property was destroyed in a motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for compensation from the liable party. If your claim for financial compensation does not result in an insurance settlement, you may be able to pursue the at-fault driver or their insurance company in a civil court procedure.
As part of a civil lawsuit, the court may request you to give a deposition about the car accident, your injuries, and the aftermath of the accident. A deposition is a form of testimony—a legal process that allows attorneys on both sides of a civil procedure to gather evidence and information.
If you have specific questions or concerns, be sure to address them with your lawyer before your deposition for a car accident. The following information will help you understand the deposition procedures.
The Process of Being Deposed in a Vehicle Accident Case
Your attorney will go over the process involved in taking your deposition beforehand. What you can generally expect is that the other party’s lawyer will ask you questions and try to gather your understanding of the events before, during, and after the accident.
The deposition questions to expect will pertain to details about the accident, your physical injuries, and your property damage. You can work with your accident lawyer to decide how you plan to answer these questions. The other party’s attorney will likely record your physical mannerisms in addition to your verbal answers.
Know Who to Expect at Your Car Wreck Deposition
During a verbal deposition, you can anticipate having the following individuals present:
- You (the deponent)
- Your attorney
- The attorney for the other vehicle driver
- A person who will swear you in
The court may record your deposition using audio or video recording devices. Your attorney will advise you on how to preserve your testimony during your deposition. He will also let you know who to expect in the room during your deposition.
Montero Law Center will Guide You Through the Deposition Process
A deposition for a car accident case might be used in full or in part to define fault or to negotiate an insurance settlement. If you or a family member are required to give a deposition, immediately contact an accident attorney in your area.
Our attorneys can guide you through the deposition procedure and help you understand the importance of a deposition in your car accident lawsuit. Call Montero Law Center at (954) 767-6500 to reach an accident attorney near you today. Let us help you in any way we can.
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