- June 29, 2012
- In deposition
When appearing for the deposition in your personal injury case, you may be worried about how to conduct yourself and how to act in front of the opposing attorney. Your Irvine personal injury attorney will prepare you for what questions to expect and how to act.
It is important that you answer all questions unless your attorney instructs you not to answer. You are required to answer every question, and if a question is improper, your attorney will object to it and instruct you not to answer. Keep in mind, however, that is rare.
If the opposing attorney asks you a question about a document or statement that you or someone else made, you should ask to see it before trying to answer the question. Even if you think you remember what it said well, ask to see it anyway to make sure that you remember accurately. Look at it closely, and do not assume that it contains exactly what the attorney says it does. Make sure that the language or portion that you are being asked about is not being taken out of context or misrepresenting the document as a whole. If the attorney is leaving out a part of the document needed to accurately convey the meaning, you are allowed to point out that something has been left out of the question.
If you have further questions about how to act at your deposition, contact dedicated Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas today by calling (888) 848-5084 for a free initial consultation.
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