Deposition Information for Injury Victims in Massachusetts
Ideally, your attorney will have prepared you for the deposition beforehand.
Here are some things you can expect:
- Your attorney will be with you;
- There will be a stenographer present who will ask for your license to confirm that you are who you say you are;
- The stenographer will swear you in under oath;
- The defense attorney will go over some ground rules;
- The defense attorney will ask you about where you were born, your education, marriage status, etc.;
- The defense attorney will ask you about the accident and how it happened, and will then ask you about your injuries and medical treatment;
- During the entire deposition process, your attorney will have the right to object to the "form" of questions posed by the defense attorney;
- Your attorney will then have the opportunity to ask you some follow-up questions;
- At that point, your deposition will conclude.
Please note this is only a primer as to what you can expect at a deposition, and no two depositions are alike. Good luck and most importantly, relax, and you will do just fine at your deposition.