Law Office of Christopher Earley

What to Expect at Your Massachusetts Personal Injury Deposition

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.