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

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Common Do's and Don'ts From a Personal Injury Deposition

Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Chris Thayer

Clients of a Redmond personal injury lawyer often have questions about the do’s and don’tsalt text when giving a deposition in their case.Do’s for Giving a Deposition in a Personal Injury CaseYour Redmond personal injury lawyer will give the following advice for do’s during the deposition:1) Be attentive and listen closely to the questions.

2) Be certain that you fully understand the question being asked.

3) Be brief when giving the answer and then stop speaking.

4) Be truthful.

5) Make sure you speak loudly enough to be heard and recorded.

Don’ts for Giving a Deposition in a Personal Injury CaseA Redmond personal injury attorney will give you the following advice for don’ts during the deposition:

1) Do not lie.

2) Don’t make exaggerations.

3) Don’t try to provide justifications for your response.

4) Don’t speak when another person is speaking.

5) Don’t continue speaking when your attorney is making an objection.

6) Don’t share what your attorney has said to you.

7) Don’t try to alter the question. Simply answer the question you are asked.

8) Don’t let silence inspire you to speak to break it.

9) Don’t argue.

10) Don’t ask questions.

11) If you don’t know the answer, don’t be afraid to say so.

12) Don’t say negative things about your treating medical professionals.

13) Don’t show up to the deposition dressed shabbily.

14) Don’t use the words “never” or “always” unless you are completely sure.

15) Don’t use swear words.

16) Don’t make comments that could be described as witty.

17) Don’t engage in chitchat.

It is also important to remember that the truth can damage a plaintiff’s case, but a lie will destroy it completely. The deposition will be the time for the establishment of credibility.Speak to an Experienced Redmond Personal Injury AttorneyIf you need help with the do’s and don’ts of a deposition, contact Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008 today.