Depositions are conducted to give attorneys an opportunity to ask the injured person questions under oath and depending on the answers they can either help or hurt. It is always important to have an experienced attorney that will protect your claim.
Often times the opposing counsel will try to ask tricky questions in order to get you to admit certain things that will help win their case. A good defense attorney can manipulate the question in order to trick you into answering something without you even knowing what you are answering. This is why it is imperative that you have a qualified attorney representing you. Spurgeon Law Firm’s attorneys are well adverse in the tricks and tactics that defense attorneys use on a regular basis. The attorneys at Spurgeon Law Firm put their client’s interest first and push back when the defense attorneys ask inappropriate or misleading questions.
A deposition involves the taking of sworn, out-of-court oral testimony of a witness that may be reduced to a written transcript for later use in court or for discovery purposes. Depositions are a part of the discovery process in which litigants gather information in preparation for trial. Through the use of a subpoena, a person can be compelled to attend the deposition. Similar to a trial, an attorney will ask questions to the person being deposed.
Rather it be misleading questions or vague questions, defense attorneys will ask questions to get a response that is favorable to their argument. The defense attorney will ask leading questions to get a yes or no response that can lead to confusion on the intent behind your response. The form of the questions being asked is important in order to prevent ambiguity. The question asked needs to be clear and precise. Also, it is important not to be misled into answering a legal question when you are under the assumption that it pertains to something else. Clarity in the questions and knowledge of the context behind the questions is always important when answering a question in a deposition.
Spurgeon Law Firm is Central Louisiana’s go to law firm for car accidents. Let our attorneys at Spurgeon Law Firm help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Spurgeon Law Firm today at 318-224-2222 for a free consultation.