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

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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Your Seattle Injury Lawyer Will Get You Ready for Your Deposition

Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 by Chris Thayer

Before your personal injury claim can be settled, you’ll be required to give a deposition. An experienced Seattle injury lawyer won’t let their client testify unless they are fully prepared. To get you ready, your Seattle injury attorney could set up practice deposition sessions. This will allow you to get comfortable with the range of questions you’ll be asked and help you form your answers. alt text

Making a Good ImpressionThe goal of your deposition is to tell your side of the story and make a good impression. As your lawyer will advise, understanding the questions is vital to giving thorough answers. If a question comes up that you don’t understand, ask for it to be repeated. Your Seattle injury lawyer doesn’t want you giving an answer to any question that doesn’t make sense to you.

If there is a question that you feel isn’t relevant, let your Seattle injury lawyer raise the objection. A qualified Seattle injury attorney will always jump in with that objection. They will also instruct you not to answer the question until the objection is resolved. Your lawyer will want you to get into the habit of sticking to the direct answer to a direct question. You don’t have to elaborate with additional details.

Staying on Topic

Your lawyer will stress the importance of sticking to the truth of your claim. You shouldn’t exaggerate your level of pain because that can ultimately be used against you. Just as you wouldn’t want your Seattle injury lawyer interrupted, you shouldn’t interrupt the defense attorney when they are asking a question. Let them finish, take a moment, and then provide your answer.

Staying on topic also means that you shouldn’t let the defense attorney make assumptions about your incident. If they make a statement or frame a question as an assertion, your Seattle injury lawyer will want you to correct the defense with the truth.

Follow the Lead of Your Seattle Injury Lawyer

During your deposition, your Seattle injury lawyer will be right by your side. You are well within your rights to depend on them to help clarify questions and to make sure your answers are on point. Chris Thayer is a Seattle injury attorney with years of experience in personal injuries cases. Find out how he can help you file a claim by calling his offices today at (206) 340-2008.