Many car accident cases can be successfully resolved out of court, directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However some should be filed in court and taken to a jury. The depositions of all drivers, witnesses, and doctors are crucial.
This is just one of the many advantages of hiring a good personal injury The complicated litigation process is beyond the scope of this brief explanation. However if you are trying to represent yourself, you should consider hiring a good injury lawyer immediately. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to successfully represent yourself in court against the company’s lawyer.
If you are a client of this law firm, you will be kept advised of the lawsuit process every step of the way. We will work with you to obtain a date and time that are convenient for you. Before the deposition, Mr. Berenson will personally meet with you, explain the deposition process, and go over questions that he expects will be asked of you. He will be there by your side during the deposition to teach you and protect your rights.
Once you file a lawsuit, the other side is entitled to depose you to learn more about how the car accident happened, who is at fault, and what your injuries and damages are. Likewise, our attorney will depose the other driver(s) to:
Most depositions occur at a lawyer’s office where a court reporter records everything that is said. After being sworn in, the other attorney asks you a series of questions which you must answer truthfully. If you do not know an answer, it is okay to answer, I don’t know or I can’t remember. Our attorney also has the opportunity to ask you questions to elicit favorable information or to clarify your responses should this be necessary. He will have already prepared you ahead of time so you feel confident and secure while answering tough questions.
You will be asked specific questions about the accident and your injuries. The attorney may also ask you about past experiences and may seem to question your veracity. Remember, he represents the other party and is assessing opportunities to limit his client’s damages or prove he was not at fault. Rest assured that Texas discovery rules prohibit intimidation, harassment or abusive conduct. Our attorney remains by your side to object to inappropriate questions and to make sure you are treated with respect and fairness.
Our Fort Worth accident attorney can provide you with a general list of questions to expect that relate to your claim. The specific questions you may be asked depend upon the facts of your case, but common questions in an auto accident deposition include
Depositions are intimidating, especially to somebody who has never given one before. However if you are prepared, the process should go smoothly and help to resolve your claim favorably. In fact, the opposing side sometimes agrees to an equitable settlement after taking or client’s deposition and seeing how its insured driver handles himself when he is questioned.
Mr. Berenson recommends tips for giving a successful deposition and reducing the stress of the experience including the following:
Mr. Berenson thoroughly prepares his clients. If you have any questions or need legal assistance, he can represent you and guide you through your deposition. Schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about the lawsuit process.
Begin with a free case review
Collect all records and evidence regarding your case
The other party will either accept or reject the demand, or provide a counteroffer
If they refuse to pay what you deserve, we’ll go to court
Each party will compile and submit evidence to be used in the trial
Before trial, an informal proceeding will take place to see if both parties can come to an agreement
If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in trial
While we are proud to call Fort Worth home, we are also more than happy to help injured people living all throughout Texas. Whether it's a car accident on the interstate or a backcountry road, we have years of experience and will fight tirelessly until our clients get what they deserve!