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What to Expect During a Car Accident Deposition

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If you were injured in a car accident, or were a witness to a car accident, you may need to participate in a deposition. During a deposition, you will discuss the events of the collision with an attorney, This process allows you to share your side of the story, and serves as evidence in the case. The attorney who is conducting your deposition will most likely ask questions about the events of the collision and your injuries, as well as your personal information and background.

Questions That May Be Asked During a Car Accident Deposition

Car accident depositions typically involve an attorney asking direct questions about the details of a collision, and the car accident injury victim or witness providing answers. The purpose of this process is to collect information about a collision, and the questioning can be extensive. Attorneys often ask similar questions in all car accident depositions, so you can prepare with research into the questions that are most often asked.

The attorney who is conducting your deposition will likely start with general questions about you, and may continue with more specific questions about your employment, family background, and medical and legal history. From there, they will focus on questions about the accident.

You may be asked question such as:

  • Where were you driving when the accident occurred?

  • What was the weather like at the time of the accident?

  • What were the actions of the other driver?

  • Did you speak to the other driver after the collision?

  • Were there witnesses to the accident?

  • What kind of damage happened to your car?

  • What injuries did you sustain?

  • What kind of treatment have you received for your injuries?

  • Have you been unable to work due to your injuries?

  • Have your injuries impacted any aspect of your personal life?

How to Prepare for a Car Accident Deposition

To prepare for a car accident deposition, you should review information about questions that are commonly asked and think about your answers. Additionally, it may be helpful to review any documents you have related to the case such as your medical records and legal information. You must also remember the importance of answering all questions truthfully. Do not lie if you do not know the answer to a question you are asked — it is perfectly fine to respond with “I don’t know.”

Contact Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. for assistance with your car accident case. We can guide you through the legal processes and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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