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Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Common Deposition Information and Questions

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Chris Thayer

When your case progresses to the discovery stage, your Woodinville personal injury attorneyalt text will probably explain what a deposition is and how they are conducted. This powerful discovery technique allows your attorney to ask pertinent questions, and record answers now in case they change in the future. He or she will begin with preliminary questions.

Preliminary Questions

Your Woodinville personal injury attorney may ask the following preliminary questions to get the process started:

• Have you ever completed a deposition before?

• Do you understand you are answering under oath?

• Do you realize that your answers have the same effect as if we were in a courtroom with a judge?• Are you ready to answer my questions today?

• Have you taken any medications or suffering from any condition that could prevent you from comprehending the questions before you today?

• If you do not understand a question I ask, will you tell me?

Your Woodinville personal injury attorney can explain that these questions help ease the person having his or her deposition taken into the process.

Deposition Outline

Your Woodinville personal injury lawyer may prepare an outline for the deposition. This outline may include the following subjects:

• Preliminary questions

• Preparation of the witness for the deposition

• Previous statements or writings about the case

• Previous statements or writings by other individuals

• The existence of other witnesses

• Conversations that the deponent engaged in regarding the subject of the lawsuit or the deposition

• The relationship between the witness and the parties

• Admissions by a party that help support the case

Your personal injury lawyer will also ask questions that are specific to your particular case.

If you would like to learn more about the process of taking or defending a deposition, a Woodinville personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Call Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008 to set up a confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer and to get started with your case.

If you would like to learn more about the process of taking or defending a deposition, a Woodinville personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Call Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008 to set up a confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer and to get started with your case.

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